Three hacked in dance party axe attack
KRAKOR district police are searching for a suspect who was accused of hacking three men, aged between 20 and 24, with an axe at a dance party on Thursday night in Pursat province. Police said that the three men were dancing when a group of men arrived and attacked them, leaving one of them severely injured. The suspects escaped from the scene and police said the motive for the attack was due to a rival gang conflict.
Trigger-happy pair arrested in Takeo
POLICE in Takeo province sent two men, aged 24 and 27, to provincial court on Thursday after they were accused of using an illegal weapon in Samrong district. Police said that on Tuesday the two suspects took an old K-59 pistol out of storage where it had been for about five years and shot it once into the air to make sure that it still worked. Villagers reported the incident to local police who arrested them.
Drug pusher busted in police crack down
STUNG TRENG district police raided a home and arrested a 48-year-old woman in connection with distributing illegal drugs in Stung Treng province. Police said they observed the home for many days after an arrested drug user confessed that he bought drugs from the woman’s home. Thirty-four tablet and 9 packages of methamphetamine were seized from the woman, who is a food vendor. The suspect admitted that she had been selling drugs for one year and purchased them from an unidentified man in town.
Security guard attacks mentally ill beggar
A 52-YEAR-OLD security guard in the Sihanoukville Autonomous Port attacked a mentally ill beggar until she fell unconscious in Preah Sihanouk province on Thursday. A witness said that the guard used a wooden stick to beat the victim and then dragged her by the hair to a nearby alley and hit her in the head with a stone. The security guard was not arrested. Police sent the woman to the provincial hospital for medical treatment.
Bracelet thief nabbed by Sihanoukville cops
SIHANOUKVILLE police in on Wednesday detained a 30-year-old motorbike taxi driver on suspicion of robbing a bracelet from a 23-year-old female vendor on Tuesday. According to police the suspect, who is from Takeo province, entered a beverage shop and bought a can of beer and then snatched a platinum bracelet from the vendor who shouted for help. The man attempted to escape from the scene, but the shop owner and villagers arrested him and turned him over to police.