MOTO THIEF SHOT BY POLICEMAN OWNER
One of three armed men was severely injured when he and his companions tried to rob Tuol Kork police officer Van Sophal, 39, of his motorbike on Saturday in Meanchey district, Phnom Penh. The officer fired on his assailants and wounded one, while the other two men escaped without injury and remain at large. The wounded man was taken to the Cambodian-Russian Friendship Hospital by police, who have yet to identify the suspect.
MAN ARRESTED AFTER GANG RAPE
A 35-year-old man from Chroy Changvar commune, Phnom Penh, was arrested Saturday on suspicion of participating in the gang rape of two women. Police said the suspect and four other men paid the women US$10 each to accompany them to a guesthouse for sex. Instead, the men took them to an outdoor lot and forced them to have sex there. Police later arrived in response to shouts for help from the women and arrested the suspect. The four additional suspects fled the scene.
GERMAN MAN FOUND DEAD IN KAMPOT
The body of a German national was found in the water under a bridge in Ta Eng village, Kampot province, on Monday. Police identified the deceased as Jens Joester, 26, and suspect that he had died as a result of a fall from the bridge, as they found no sign of foul play. The deceased had been missing since Saturday, police said.
DRUNKEN INSULTS EARN MAN AX CHOPS
A man identified only as Khom, 29, from Village 30 in Kampong Cham province, was severely injured after being attacked with an ax by a man known only as Rin on Thursday. The victim was taken to an area hospital with six deep ax wounds. Police said the victim was attacked because he was drunk and repeatedly insulted the man who attacked him.
MAN FOUND DEAD BEHIND HIS HOUSE
The body of Khun Chheab, 47, was found Saturday in a ditch about 50 metres behind his house in Chhouk village, Banteay Meanchey province. Family members said the man was prone to seizures. Police suspect his death was caused by a seizure that led the man to fall in the ditch and drown.