ROBBERS HOLD UP PETROL STATION
Five masked robbers stole thousands of US dollars from a gas station in Kamrieng district, Battambang province, police said. Armed with three AK-47 rifles and a cleaver, the robbers tied up five workers before turning a gun on the gas station manager’s wife and demanding that she hand over all the money. Police said no one was shot during the crime, and that they were looking for the robbers.
POLICE CHASE DOWN MOBILE-PHONE THIEF
Police chased and arrested one of five men accused of snatching the mobile phones of two victims who were watching a soccer game at Olympic Stadium in Phnom Penh’s Prampi Makara district on Friday. The arrested 24-year-old man was taken to a police station for questioning, and police said they were looking for the other four suspects.
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DRUG TRAFFICKER SENTENCED TO PRISON
A 35-year-old Chinese-Cambodian man was sentenced Friday to six years in prison for using and trafficking illegal drugs in Prampi Makara district. The man was caught purchasing drugs in 2009, and police said he may also have been manufacturing drugs. The man admitted to use but not to trafficking.
MAN ARRESTED IN FARMER'S MURDER
Tuol Kork district police on Saturday arrested a 31-year-old construction worker accused of killing a 50-year-old farmer in December 2009 in Samlot district, Battambang province. Police said the man, who was arrested in Phnom Penh, killed the victim with a wooden stick and then concealed the corpse in a nearby canal after the two men began arguing while drinking together.
MAN ADMITS TO RAPE OF STEPDAUGHTER
Sa’ang district police arrested a 30-year-old Cham Muslim man on Saturday after his wife told police he had raped his 10-year-old stepdaughter in Svay Brateal commune, Kandal province. Police said that an examination at the provincial hospital found that the girl had been raped. The man admitted to raping his stepdaughter once. He has been accused of raping the girl five times in January 2010 while his wife was not home.