SUSPICIOUS JEWEL THEFT AT MARKET
Em Sopheap, 61, had his jewellry store, the largest in Olympic Market, broken into on Monday. Thieves broke into the store via a hole in the roof and, according to the owner, stole USD$500,000 worth of jewels. Police say they are skeptical about the alleged loss.
MAN BEATEN TO DEATH WITH STICK
Suon Canthy, 20, was fatally bashed with sticks on Monday while returning home from a local dance in Kampong Os village, Kandal Province. The suspect, Chham Chhaet, 28, managed to escape authorities after beating the man with a stick and leaving him in the river.
ROBBER TAKES LIFE TO EVADE CAPTURE
Royal Gendarmes in Siem Reap province said one of four alleged robbers fatally shot himself in the head on Saturday while plotting a burglary attempt on a phone shop in Phnom Srok district, Banteay Meanchey province. The men, known to local authorities after a string of robberies, were besieged by 50 police officers in a forest in Siem Reap's Beng village. Police arrested Sae Da, 28, and Chhot Ban, 31, and also confiscated a motorbike and two guns. They identified the dead suspect as Kong, 30.
ROBBERS STEAL GOLD, OWNER FAINTS
Five robbers evaded authorities after stealing 50 damlung of gold and platinum on Monday from a gold shop in Samaki village, Phnom Penh. No one was injured in the heist, but shop owner Keo Chanthou, 31, fainted in the presence of the five armed men.
ROBBERS GET AWAY WITH CASH, PHONES
Three armed robbers escaped on Saturday with an estimated US$500 in cash, jewelry and cell phones after a house robbery in Rasmey Rumdoh village, Kampong Thom province. The victims, Horm Chan,38, Pau Sokhnear, 31 and Prum Kaing, 36, could not identify the men because they were too frightened to look at them.
GIRL, 7, RAPED BY RELATIVE
Yoeun Voeun, 30, was arrested by Preah Net Preah district Police after allegedly raping his 7-year-old niece on Thursday. Relatives told police the suspect raped the girl some 50 metres behind their house in Kampong Krasaing village, Banteay Meanchey province.