Man uses sword, rock to smash windscreen
A YOUNG man was arrested last Thursday for smashing a car windscreen with a Samurai sword and a rock in Svay Rieng province’s Svay Tiep district. Police said the 19-year-old was walking along National Road 1 after a long night of drinking with friends when he stopped a passing car and used his sword and a rock to smash the windshield. The driver of the car, who happened to be a military officer, emerged from the vehicle and fired two shots into the air to frighten the suspect, who subsequently retreated. The suspect confessed to the crime the following day when he was arrested by police, blaming the incident on his high level of inebriation.
Fortune-teller ‘steals gold’ from client
A FORTUNE-TELLER was arrested last Thursday on suspicion of stealing 25 grams of gold in Svay Rieng province’s Chantrea district. Police said that the victim visited the fortune-teller to find out why her mother was ill. The soothsayer told the victim that her mother was being punished by guardian spirits and instructed her to make a food offering to the spirits to make amends. The victim gave the fortune-teller gold to sell to buy food for the offering, but the fortune-teller allegedly pocketed the money instead.
Older sister suspect in brother’s stabbing
A 30-YEAR-OLD man was injured after being stabbed repeatedly last Wednesday in Banteay Meanchey province’s Mongkol Borei district. According to police, the sister pulled a knife on her brother out of self-defence, after the brother beat her.
Moneychanger robbed at gunpoint in capital
TWO masked robbers stole US$15,000 and 400 grams of gold from a moneychanger in the capital’s Dangkor district last Thursday. Police said the 47-year-old victim was robbed at gunpoint after returning home from collecting money and jewellery from a shop in a market. The suspects are still at large.
Serial motorbike thief captured by authorities
POLICE arrested a Vietnamese national last Thursday who was wanted for stealing four motorbikes in the capital’s Meanchey district. Police believe the 22-year-old suspect had stolen the bikes on four separate occasions from a repair shop in Chbar Ampov I commune. A worker at the shop said he saw the wanted suspect on Thursday in the capital’s Tuol Kork district and immediately alerted authorities, who arrested him. Police said the suspect confessed to the crime and had sold the stolen motorbikes.