MAN STABS WIFE, COPS NOT SURE WHY
Police say a man in Kampong Cham province stabbed his wife last week after she urged him to return home. It happened Thursday when the man refused to return to the house he shared with his wife. The woman called out for her husband, but he responded by stabbing her in the stomach and running away. The woman is currently recovering in a local hospital. Police say they are at a loss to explain the attack because the victim is unconscious and the accused perpetrator has gotten away.
NOW SHOWING: TO CATCH A THIEF
An accused pickpocket was arrested thanks to his would-be victim Wednesday. The 20-year-old allegedly tried to relieve a woman of her mobile phone, while the woman was relaxing in a Poipet town entertainment club. The accused thief got more than he bargained for, however. The woman caught the man’s wrist and held on until police arrived to arrest him. The case has been sent to court.
THREE HOMES TORCHED IN ARSON ATTACKS
A 37-year-old man has been arrested after he allegedly went on an arson spree that left three houses in a Kampong Speu village torched. Police said it happened Wednesday, yet they are not sure why the man allegedly burned the houses. Local villagers claimed the suspected firebug suffered from a mental illness.
QUICK ARRESTS FOLLOW MOTO THEFT
Police have arrested five “gangsters” after they allegedly robbed a policeman of his motorbike by beating him with sticks. Police said the man fled after the hoodlums lashed him with sticks. “They ambushed me and beat me,” said the officer, Tep Sovann. Two of the men were arrested the following morning while riding the very motorbike they were accused of stealing. The other three were arrested later in the afternoon, after police interrogated the original pair. The case has been sent to Phnom Penh Municipal Court.
MAN AND WIFE HURT IN WEDDING ASSAULT
A woman and her husband suffered serious injuries following an attempted robbery while the pair was part of a wedding party. Police say two would-be robbers were aiming to swipe the woman’s wallet, which contained a necklace, but the plan failed when she pulled back. However, she fell to the road in an attempt to evade the robbery. The man suffered serious head injuries in the process.