Drunk refused alcohol, sets fire to house
A DRUNK man allegedly set his house on fire after his wife refused to give him US$2 to purchase wine. Police said the 39-year-old suspect had been drinking with a friend in Kampong Chhnang province on Sunday when he became angry and set fire to his house with a cigarette lighter. No one was injured in the blaze. Police are still looking for the suspect, who allegedly fled the scene when the house caught fire.
Former inmate in pick-pocketing incident
FRESH from a prison stint in Pursat province, a 29-year-old man has been detained by police after an alleged pick-pocketing incident on Sunday in Phnom Penh’s Toul Kork district. Police said the suspect snatched a phone from the pocket of a woman at a market, but was promptly detained by the market’s security guards. The suspect admitted in custody that he had attempted to steal the phone. Police sent the man to court.
Factory worker beaten and robbed
A 22-YEAR-OLD factory worker was allegedly hit in the head, then robbed by two women while walking home from work on Sunday in Phnom Penh’s Dangkor district. The victim told police that when she regained her strength after being hit, she realised her money and earrings had been stolen. Police said the victim had waited too long to file a complaint, but they were investigating the whereabouts of the suspects.
Widow hands over guns to military police
THE 45-year-old widow of an army officer turned several guns over to military police in Phnom Penh’s Prampi Makara district on Sunday. The woman’s husband had left the guns in their house. The widow said she had turned the weapons over to police because she was afraid the authorities would think she possessed illegal guns.
Masked men rob couple at gunpoint
A COUPLE were allegedly robbed on Sunday while walking to work on a farm in Banteay Meanchey province’s Phnom Srok district. The two victims were walking along a road when they were allegedly approached by two masked men, one of whom brandished a gun. Police said the suspects threatened the couple with the gun, then took their jewellery and money before fleeing the scene. Police are searching for the suspects, who remain at large.