Fugitive sword man captured in Kandal
A 22-YEAR-OLD man, who was sentenced to 18 months in prison in absentia after attacking a man with a sword in 2009, was arrested last week. The man was captured by police after he returned to his hometown in Kandal province’s Sa’ang district on Sunday. He told police that he had hurt the 23-year-old victim as he had been rude to him.
Repairman suspect in teen cleaver attack
A DRUNKEN motorbike repairman has been accused of attacking a teenager with a cleaver on Sunday night in Phnom Penh’s Tuol Kork district. Police suspect that the 20 year old was drinking palm wine in front of a garment factory when he became embroiled in an argument with a 16-year-old boy. He allegedly then grabbed a cleaver and used it to hack at the teen’s head and hands. He was arrested the next day.
Shoe seller dispute turns into bottling
A FURIOUS argument between two shoe sellers in Banteay Meanchey province’s Poipet town ended with one of them being stabbed with a glass bottle. The men, police claim, were involved in a dispute sparked by claims that one of them was selling bad quality shoes and was beating his pregnant wife. A 26-year-old shoe seller is believed to have stabbed the other man in the chest and hands with a glass bottle and is being questioned by police.
Suspected handbag snatchers arrested
TWO men have been arrested on suspicion of snatching a handbag from a foreign woman at around 11pm on Sunday in Phnom Penh’s Daun Penh district. The woman was leaving a nightclub to return to a guesthouse when three men allegedly grabbed her bag, stealing cash and documents. One suspect was caught by a police patrol after the theft, while another was arrested later. Police are searching for a third man.
Recently blessed man attacked with firewood
A 20-YEAR-OLD man returning with his three sisters from being blessed at a pagoda in Kandal province’s Sa’ang distict was badly injured during an attack on Sunday. The family, police said, met a group of drunken men who asked them to have a drink. When they refused, one of the group attempted to punch the brother. A 25-year-old man allegedly then chased him down the road on a motorbike before beating him unconscious with a piece of firewood.