Alcohol-fuelled row leads to wife axing
A DRUNKEN man allegedly hacked his wife with an axe and was arrested on Wednesday in Banteay Meanchey province’s Thma Puok district. Police said the suspect, 41, would drink heavily every day and frequently abuse his 35-year-old wife. On the day of the incident, he allegedly had a heated argument with his wife and hacked her once in the arm with an axe. The suspect is in jail
Man killed while trying to prevent moto theft
A ROBBERY resulted in the death of a 46-year-old man in Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district on Tuesday. Police said the victim had been riding to purchase some alcohol when he was accosted by a group of men who attempted to steal his motorbike. The victim fought with the group and was shot twice before they made off with his bike. The victim ran about 100 metres from the scene before he collapsed and died. Police said they were looking for the perpetrators.
Teenage shoplifter bagged by city police
A TEENAGER was arrested after she was caught stealing from a handbag vendor at Phnom Penh’s Olympic Market on Tuesday. Police said the suspect, 18, entered the victim’s shop and attempted to make off with a handbag when the vendor was not looking. The victim saw the attempted theft and shouted for help, which led to the arrest. The suspect allegedly confessed and awaits trial.
Woman cries foul after successful bling sting
A FACTORY worker was cheated out of her jewellery by another woman in the capital’s Dangkor district on Tuesday. Police said the victim had been eating lunch near the factory when she met a woman who admired her bling. The admirer convinced the victim that her jewellery was more expensive and proposed a trade. The victim traded the woman for her jewellery, but when she got home realised that the jewellery she had traded for was fake. The victim said her jewellery was valued at about US$500.
Purloined pagoda cash returned to its owner
PETTY theft at a pagoda resulted in the arrest of a woman in Pursat province’s Krakor district on Tuesday. Police said the suspect, a 56-year-old female, rifled through the victim’s bag at a pagoda while the victim, 54, was not paying attention. Later that day, the victim discovered her money was missing and called the authorities. Police allegedly found the missing money in the suspect’s pocket. The suspect awaits trial.