ROBBERS ESCAPE AFTER GUNBATTLE
Armed thieves evaded authorities after a lengthy gunfight with police at Trapaing Ropov market, Tuek Chhou district, Kampot province. Neth Boen, 45, and his wife Sun Eng, 43, lost an estimated 13 million reils (US$3,250) and 10 damlung (26.67 to a kilogram) of gold during the heist on Tuesday. No one was injured during the shootout.
STUDENTS NABBED FOR ILLEGAL GUN
Phnom Penh police have arrested two Tuol Tumpong High School students accused of using an illegal handgun to solve a conflict with a rival group on Wednesday. Keo Gudlak, 20, and Phal Sophea,17, are being held by Phnom Penh Municipal Court awaiting trial on charges of using an illegal weapon.
SAMURAI SWORD MURDERERS CAUGHT
Police have arrested two suspects in connection with the killing of Aom Samnang, 22, on April 15. Police suspect Sin Ratha and Nheb Chheng, 24, to be part of a group of 12 people suspected of slaying the victim with samurai swords in Andaung Rinh village, Ou Char district, Battambang province.
SUSPECT PLUCKED FROM WATER JAR
Meas Chamnan, 23, accused of using a samurai sword to severely injure Thon Visal, 20, has been arrested by Kien Svay police. The accused was found hiding in a water jar at the back of his property in Popeal Khael village, Kien Svay district, Kandal province. Villagers say the two men had argued previously and that they were "pleased with the arrest" on Monday.
SUSPECTED WITCH BEATEN BY MOB
A man suspected by villagers of being a witch has been seriously beaten with sticks and an ax while walking home alone in Por Russey village, Bateay district, Kampong Cham province on Tuesday. The alleged witch has "no idea" who would want to harm him.
FOUR MEN ARRESTED IN KARAOKE BRAWL
A karaoke dispute led to the arrest of four men by Sen Sok commune police in Phnom Penh on Wednesday. All four men were wounded in the fight.