COPS HAVE BEEF WITH LIVESTOCK PILFERER
Police in Kampong Siem district in Kampong Cham province sent a 27-year-old suspected cow thief to the provincial court on Sunday for sentencing, two days after his arrest. Police said the man was charged with robbery after he stole a young cow from a 65-year-old farmer in his village and concealed it in a nearby forest last week. At the police station, the suspect confessed that he stole the cow in order to slaughter it and sell the beef.
WELL-ARMED THIEVES ROB MILL OWNER
A 46-year-old mill owner was shot in a robbery on Sunday in Battambang province’s Ek Phnom district. The victim said three men with AK-47s and an ax robbed him, making off with approximately US$10,000. Military police said that they arrested a 35-year-old suspect the day after the robbery. However, the suspect claimed innocence, saying he was a taxi driver. Police are hunting for two more suspects who escaped in a car after the robbery.
MILITARY POLICEMAN NABBED FOR ATTACK
A 28-year-old military policeman has been accused of seriously injuring two men who were walking on Sunday night in Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district. The military policeman reportedly thought the two were thieves when he allegedly attacked them. A 19-year-old victim was sent to Calmette hospital after the accused shot him with his gun. The other victim, 23, reported that the policeman beat him and his companion and shot at them repeatedly. Police said the suspect had been arrested.
MURDEROUS PAIR SENT TO SLAMMER
Phnom Penh Municipal Court sentenced two men to 12 years in prison on Monday for unintentional murder.According to the court, the two attacked an intoxicated man with wooden sticks and a cleaver during an argument in April. The deceased and his friends had cursed the defendants, who were drinking alcohol at home in Phnom Penh.
OFFICER ACCUSED OF DRIVING DRUNK
A customs officer allegedly injured three people while driving drunk in Daun Penh district on Sunday night. One motorbike was also destroyed. Witnesses said that the driver tried to escape from the scene but had a flat tyre. Military police followed the intoxicated man to intervene. However, the man, who was not identified, was not arrested because he agreed to pay about US$150 to the three victims.