High-speed robbery hospitalises victim
A 26-year-old man was arrested after snatching a woman’s purse in Phnom Penh’s Phsar Kandal commune on Friday. Police said the victim was driving her motorbike to work when the suspect grabbed her purse and escaped, resulting in a high-speed chase. The victim then crashed her motorbike into the suspect and the two fell to the ground. She was severely injured and was sent to a hospital, while the suspect was apprehended by residents and was later sent to court by police. The victim’s purse was then stolen by another person at the scene.
Man ignites home after wife refuses to cook
Police in Battambang’s Banan district said a 22-year-old man set fire to his house and his motorbike because he was angry with his wife for refusing to cook food for him. Police said the man became intoxicated while his wife was away visiting her parents. The woman said that the family sells petrol out of their home and her husband set fire to their house and his motorbike with some fuel, burning himself badly. The man was sent to a hospital, while police said it was very lucky that the blaze did not spread to another house.
Fisherman shocked by electric fishing charges
Police in Battambang province’s Ek Phnom district on Friday arrested a 25-year-old man on an arrest warrant after he was accused of fishing in a private company’s fishing lot last year. The warrant accused him of using electricity to fish in the lake but the suspect denied this, saying he merely used a fishing pole and did so to support his family. The court had enough evidence to send the man to trial.
Woman arrested after police raid house
Police in Pailin City arrested a 30-year-old woman on Friday after neighbours complained that she was selling drugs out of her home. Police raided the house and arrested her with 9 pills of an unspecified drug, while one other person escaped. She confessed that she has been selling drugs for more than one year, because she has no husband or children to support her and lives alone. Police are investigating the case and the suspect was sent to court.
Drunk driver injures two children
An intoxicated woman crashed her car into two boys in Phnom Penh’s Phsar Kandal district on Saturday, according to police. The boys were standing behind her car when they were hit and were later sent to a hospital. Police said the driver is a powerful woman who allegedly gave US$100 to the victims’ mother according to witnesses. She wanted to leave the scene, but traffic police impounded her car.