Motorbike-taxi driver found dead in lake
The body of a motorbike-taxi driver who had been reported missing for three days was found dead with wounds on his face in Banteay Meanchey province’s Poipet town. Police said the man left home late on Thursday night and never returned. His body was discovered in a lake, and a pair of broken side mirrors and a bamboo stick were found not far away. Police said the victim appeared to have scuffled with an unknown assailant before his corpse was tossed in the lake.
Cop shoots himself over non-return to position
A police officer in Kandal province’s Kien Svay district reportedly committed suicide last week by turning an AK-47 rifle on himself. The district police chief said the 40-year-old cop shot himself three times in the stomach and twice in the leg. The victim reportedly suffered from a disease that had prevented him from working for many months. Upon his return, officials demanded money from him so he could take up his old post. He did not have the money, and police believe this is the reason he killed himself.
Drunken man assaults wife for not listening
Police arrested a 44-year-old man accused of breaking his wife’s leg in a drunken domestic quarrel in Battambang province on Friday. The man was said to have been extremely drunk when he returned to his house, were he picked a fight with his wife, accusing her of never listening to him. The wife locked herself in the kitchen, but the husband managed to break down the door and snap one of her legs.
Three stick-wielding bike thieves arrested
Three men have been arrested in connection with the armed robbery of a teenager in Kampong Speu province’s Oudong district. Police said the three suspects ambushed the 18-year-old and beat him unconscious with a wooden stick before making off with his motorbike. Two of the suspects were arrested in Phnom Penh while attempting to sell the bike.
Scavengers caught after robbing coffee shop
Three thieves were caught red-handed by police as they tried to make off with stolen goods from a coffee shop in Phnom Penh’s Tuol Kork district
early on Sunday morning. Police say the suspects confessed to the break-in.