Thief caught after baby’s necklace stolen
A 19-YEAR-OLD man was arrested on Friday for stealing a baby’s platinum necklace at a Vietnamese-goods exhibition in the capital’s Tuol Kork district. The baby’s 51-year-old grandmother told police that she was carrying the baby in her arms while shopping when the robber approached, quickly cut the necklace off the baby’s neck, and ran away. The grandmother cried out, alerting police, who were able to chase down the suspect and apprehend him. Police said the suspect confessed to the crime.
Traffic accident kills two, injures one
TWO men were killed and one seriously injured when a car crashed head-on into a motorbike on Friday in the capital’s Chamkarmon district. Police are still searching for the driver of the car, who fled the scene. An eyewitness said the car was traveling very fast and it appeared as if the driver had lost control of the vehicle.
Capital drug bust catches two ‘dealers’
TWO young men were arrested for selling drugs on Saturday in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district. Police had been investigating the drug dealers for a while, but were unable to arrest them earlier because of a lack of evidence. Six packages of drugs and a gun were confiscated in the bust. The two men were sent to court to await trial.
Teen arrested for stealing money
A 17-YEAR-OLD was arrested for stealing money and a small gold necklace from a factory worker’s house on Thursday in Phnom Penh’s Dangkor district. Police said the victim regularly locked her door when leaving for work, but when she returned on Wednesday, her door was unlocked and her money and necklace were gone. An eyewitness reported that the young man had found a key in the building and had tried opening every door to see which one worked. Police said that the suspect confessed after being arrested.
Former monk arrested for robbing neighbour
A MAN who recently left the monkhood was arrested on Thursday on suspicion of robbery in Phnom Penh’s Dangkor district. Police say a female victim filed a complaint alleging the 17-year-old former monk, who is now working in construction, had stolen US$325 and a necklace from her house, which was next door to the house the monk was staying in. Police said they found no evidence on the suspect, who is currently awaiting trial.