•Botched robbery lands woman in hospital
A group of teenagers were arrested on Sunday night after they attempted to snatch a necklace from a 32-year-old woman in the capital’s Russei Keo district. An eyewitness said three suspects drove beside the victim’s motorbike and while they tried to grab the necklace, both motorbikes crashed. Residents in the area held the suspects until police could arrive to make the arrests. The victim of the botched robbery was seriously injured in the crash and taken to hospital. The suspects were jailed and await trial.
•Suspect beaten after motorbike theft attempt
A Vietnamese teen was beaten and hospitalised after he was caught trying to steal a motorbike on Sunday in Phnom Penh’s Prampi Makara district. An eyewitness reported that the 17-year-old was in the process of stealing a motorbike when the owner emerged from his house and beat him severely. Police said that other residents in the area helped the owner beat the suspect before they arrived.
•Four men detained after drunken scuffle
A drunken restaurant brawl resulted in the arrest of four men on Sunday night in the capital’s Tuol Kork district. The restaurant owner said that two groups of about five young men instigated a fight with each other after drinking heavily. Several plates and glasses were broken during the scuffle, while the owner’s left hand was injured. When police arrived, several of the suspects fled the scene and only four were arrested. Police issued warnings to the detainees, who had to pay the owner for restaurant repairs before being released.
•Authorities nab young drug-dealing suspect
An alleged drug dealer was arrested on Sunday in Mondulkiri province’s Sen Monorom district. Police said they had been investigating the 21-year-old suspect before they raided his house and confiscated seven packages of crystal methamphetamine. The suspect was sent to jail to await trial.
•Police chase results in hospitalised family
A motobike accident left a couple and their baby in serious condition on Sunday in Battambang town. Police were chasing two male suspects when the suspects’ motorbike crashed head-on with the victims’ motorbike. The two suspects fled the scene on foot, while the couple and their child were immediately sent to hospital. Police are attempting to find the suspects.