Suspect sought in shooting of friend
POLICE in Banteay Meanchey province’s Poipet town are searching for a man who allegedly shot his 25-year-old friend in the stomach on Thursday. The wife of the victim claimed her husband had asked the suspect to pay back a debt, but the suspect said he was broke and an argument ensued. The suspect then allegedly shot the victim in the stomach with a pistol and escaped. The victim has been hospitalised.
Lovebirds chased by axe-wielding attackers
TWO men were arrested after they allegedly chased after a couple with axes in Battambang’s Bovel district on Wednesday. Police said the 19-year-old victim and his fiancée were driving on a motorbike to their commune chief’s home to ask for permission to marry. While they were en route, two suspects, aged 22 and 26, allegedly chased after them and tried to attack them with axes over a dispute dating back to Khmer New Year. Police managed to intervene, arrest the suspects and send them to court on the next day.
Man arrested after brutal beating of two men
A 30-YEAR-OLD man was arrested on Thursday after he was accused of drunkenly assaulting two men, aged 20 and 34, in Stung Treng province’s Stung Treng town. Police said that the suspect, who had just come back from Thailand, was heavily intoxicated and beat one of the two victims unconscious with a wooden stick in an unprovoked attack. The suspect then allegedly began attacking the second victim, but police intervened, arrested him and sent him to court.
Aunt dobs in her niece, god-daughter
SIEM Reap provincial police arrested two women aged 16 and 22 on Thursday who are being held on suspicion of committing a robbery in Banteay Meanchey province. A 52-year-old woman claimed that the suspects, one her goddaughter and the other her niece, broke into her home and stole 40,000 baht (US$1,320), US$100 and jewellery on Monday. The suspects then allegedly fled to Siem Reap, where the victim found them sitting at a coffee shop. The woman then filed a complaint with the police.
One arrested after alleged bovine robbery
BATTAMBANG provincial military police have sent a 37-year-old man to court after a local resident filed a complaint accusing the man of selling off three of the victim’s cows for 1,100,000 riel (US$270) on Thursday and later fleeing the province. The suspect was arrested on Monday when he returned home.