Diners fire on Chinese restaurant, flee scene
THE wall of a Chinese restaurant in Phnom Penh’s Daun Penh district was fired on by a man who had recently finished a meal there, police said this week. Witnesses said the man and his friend, both of whom are Chinese, shot up the restaurant on Sunday after finishing dinner. In response, the owner of the restaurant ran outside and demanded an explanation for the “anarchic bullets”, but the two men had already fled the scene. No one was wounded. Police speculated that the men may have had a dispute with the owner.
Dance party devolves into stick brutality
A 21-year-old partygoer saw his night take a turn for the worse when 30 men ganged up on him while he was dancing. Police in Pailin town, where the incident occurred, said they did not know the reason for the assault. The victim, a plantation worker, was beaten unconscious with sticks, and his assailants continued to pursue him even as his family was trying to ferry him to a local hospital for treatment. Relatives of the victim have filed a complaint with local authorities.
Nightclub combatants caught with cleaver
Military police in Daun Penh district have arrested two men they said were on their way to take revenge against their “nightclub rivals”. The arrest occurred in the wee hours of Monday morning, and the two suspects – a 25-year-old and a 28-year-old – were found carrying a knife and a cleaver, respectively. Police said the men were carrying the weapons back to the nightclub where they had earlier engaged in a loud and heated shoving match.
Man who bailed on accomplice nabbed
Municipal police have arrested one of two men suspected of carrying out a string of robberies in Sen Sok district. Officers stumbled upon the men mid-robbery in Sen Sok and chased them to Russey Keo district, where one of them jumped off a motorbike while being chased and ran into a nearby house. Police then surrounded the house, and the 27-year-old was arrested. The suspect who stayed on the motorbike managed to escape and remains at large. Both men were armed at the time of the chase.
Alleged lorry thief held in Kampong Speu
Kampong Speu provincial police have arrested a 29-year-old man suspected of stealing a lorry that was parked outside a coffee shop in Samrong Tong district. Police said the owner of the vehicle, which was stolen on Saturday morning, later spotted it in front of a market with its licence plate removed.