Man, cows perish in lightning strike
A man and two cows died after being struck by lightning on Monday in Kampong Thom province’s Sandan district. District police said that Ban Vy, 25, was hit while he was riding his ox cart from the rice field to his home in Tum Or village.
Cops seize pills in siem reap RAID
Two men were arrested in Siem Reap town for drug trafficking on Tuesday, with police seizing over 1,700 methamphetamine pills. Provincial anti-drug trafficking police said Sok Ly, 40, of Phnom Penh, and Lim Sok Chea, 40, worked as watch repairers in Siem Reap. He said that before the arrest, police posed as drug buyers and prompted the suspects to reveal their stash.
More robbers find their way to jail
Three men were arrested in Meanchey district in Phnom Penh on Tuesday for beating and robbing a group as they left a restaurant. Chhbar Ampov 2 commune police said that the three men used knives to cut at least three victims, robbing them of more than US$800. Police said that victims were on the way home from a restaurant and met the three suspects. The suspects said they did not take any money from the victims, but that they did cut them. Police did not find money in the suspects’ pockets.
Mobile bandits roll into prison
Three men have been arrested for faking a traffic accident to steal nearly US$2,000 from an unsuspecting motorist, police said. The three were arrested in Tuol Sangke commune, in Phnom Penh’s Russey Keo district, on Wednesday. Police said the crooks’ methods were unconventional, adding that the victim was riding his motorbike with his child when the suspects crashed into him. There was an argument, and one of the suspects took the victim’s wallet and gave it to his associates who were waiting on another motorbike. The wallet was taken immediately and police followed.