Masseuses accused of picking man’s pocket
FOUR masseuses were arrested by police for allegedly robbing US$1,100 from a customer while he was receiving a one-hour therapeutic massage on Sunday in the capital’s Chamkarmon district. The 45-year-old customer said he was feeling unwell and decided that a massage would perk him up. He had $1,540 in a pocket on the rear of his pants when the masseuse went to work on him, but after she finished $1,100 was gone, he said. He demanded the cash be returned, but the masseuse denied stealing it. The customer called the police and they subsequently arrested four masseuses at the shop and charged them with theft.
Teen was shot by schoolmate: police
AN 18-year-old student was shot by a schoolmate on Monday in Phnom Penh’s Toul Kork district, police said. The victim was returning from a fishing trip with two friends on the back of his motorbike when the suspect drove his motorbike in front of the victim and pulled out a gun and pointed it at the victim’s head, police said. The victim managed to push the gun away from his face, but was shot in the arm. The victim was hospitalised. Police are searching for the shooter and say they know his identity.
Police recover half of platinum necklace
A MAN was arrested by police after he allegedly grabbed a platinum necklace off a 31-year-old woman on Monday in the capital’s Russei Keo district. Police said that after the 28-year-old suspect snatched the necklace he crashed his motorbike, enabling them to catch him. They said he had two accomplices who managed to flee the scene with half the necklace before they arrived. Police seized the suspect’s motorbike and returned half of the necklace to the victim. The suspect was sent to jail to await his trial.
Thief knocks out old lady, robs her house
AN ELDERLY woman was seriously injured after being beaten and robbed at her home by a man on Sunday night in Kep municipality’s Damnak Chang’aeur district. Police said the 80-year-old woman was home alone because she was a recent widow and her children had moved to their own homes after marrying. Police said the perpetrator hit her till she lost consciousness. The suspect robbed the house then left. Police said he did not take very much because the elderly victim was poor. She remains in hospital. Police are attempting to identify the perpetrator.