MAN ATTACKED OVER 100-RIEL WAGER
A 29-year-old man in Poipet was seriously injured when he was slashed in the knee during a dispute over 100 riels. Police said the victim, a rubbish collector, was playing cards with his alleged attacker, also a rubbish collector, last Thursday. The victim apparently won a bet over 100 riels, but the other man then accused him of cheating. The suspect became so angry that he allegedly took a knife and chopped the victim in the knee. A local NGO transported the victim to hospital, and the assailant has run away.
SUSPECT ARRESTED in ROBBERY, ASSAULT
A man in Poipet has been arrested after he allegedly tried to rob a grocery shop and struck its owner in the neck with an axe. The incident happened early Saturday, according to Poipet town police. Authorities say the suspect confessed he intended to rob the lady. He parked his bike in front of the shop. Ostensibly, he came to buy cigarettes, but seeing a good chance, he struck the lady with an axe and knocked her senseless, police say. The man was arrested along with an accomplice, but another man remains on the run.
RUBBISH COLLECTORS ACCUSED OF BEATING
Two rubbish collectors have been arrested after they allegedly beat a petrol station attendant following an argument over a parked rubbish lorry. Witnesses said the men parked the lorry in front of the station, causing difficulties for people who wanted to fill up on petrol. The petrol station attendant told them to drive away, prompting the violence.
MAN ACCUSED OF RAPE CLAIMS LOVE
A man has been arrested and sent to court after he was accused of attempting to rape two girls while they slept under a mosquito net. The man is alleged to have scaled a gate to get at the girls, who were sleeping across from a beer garden in Phnom Penh’s Dangkor district. The mother arrived and held the man until police arrived. The suspect admitted that he crawled inside the mosquito net, but said he just wanted to talk to one of the girls, whom he loved.
VICE CRACKDOWN CONTINUES IN CAPITAL
Five women described as prostitutes and one man alleged to be their pimp have been arrested following a Saturday raid on two brothels in Phnom Penh’s Russey Keo district. The district’s governor said the raids followed Prime Minister Hun Sen’s calls earlier this year to step up enforcement on brothels. The governor pledged to continue crackdowns, even if brothels reopen.