ARREST MADE OVER LOVE-TRIANGLE KILLING
Two men in Kratie town have been arrested in connection with the murder of the husband of one of the accused’s rumoured former lovers in Ratanakkiri province last month. The pair were nabbed while trying to escape to Kratie, after having changed modes of transportation several times in a bid to elude authorities. It is believed that Phuong Bun, 30, was having an affair with the wife of Bean Phous. Once the affair ended, Phuong Bun decided to kill Bean Phous. After the arrests were announced, the wife of the victim denied ever having had an affair with either suspect.
WOMAN HEARS COCONUT, SEES DEAD HUSBAND
A 45-year-old man was killed on Saturday in Kandal province’s Saang district after being chopped in the head with an axe, in what police said was an apparent revenge attack. The victim’s wife said that at around 4am, she awoke to a sound akin to “a coconut falling from a tree”. Her husband then kicked her in the legs, and she turned on the light to find him covered in blood flowing from a deep wound to the head.
TYRE BLOWOUT CAUSES SUY, TRUCK TO COLLIDE
Two people were injured after the tyre of a 5-tonne truck exploded, causing the truck to lose control and hit an oncoming Toyota Land Cruiser in Battambang province on Friday. Police said the Land Cruiser’s driver and passenger, both Korean men, were severely injured when the truck lost control. The truck driver fled the scene on foot.
ADDICT ARRESTED FOR THREATENING GUARD
An 18-year-old drug addict was arrested at Kandal Market in Phnom Penh on Friday after trying to stab a security guard who had objected to the teen’s walking on a garden he was guarding in Meanchey district. Victim Say Samphous, 25, called out to Sok Vong, who was walking on the garden’s grass, to ask him to move. It was then that the young man pulled out a knife and chased the security guard, prompting nearby motorbike-taxi drivers to intervene and rescue the victim.
DOUBLE-DIPPER DETAINED FOR STEALING WALLET
A gangster who was recently released from jail was arrested in Kampong Thom after stealing the wallet of a Cambodian-American man last Wednesday. Police said Pheng Phea robbed 50-year-old Di Bora while the victim was eating. The thief nabbed the victim’s wallet and escaped despite calls for help from the victim. Police were later given a report of the incident, and they captured Pheng Phea late last week.