Man stabbed in back after mugging in capital
A 21-YEAR-OLD man from Svay Rieng province was stabbed last Thursday when three men robbed him in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district. The victim, who is currently getting treatment at the Russian-Cambodian Friendship Hospital, said he was on his way to his aunt’s home when three unknown men robbed him of a cell phone and US$100. The victim said he was stabbed in the back while attempting to run to his aunt’s home for help. The man was taken to hospital unconscious with the knife protruding from his back.
Four apprehended in botched robbery
FOUR men in Kandal province’s Koh Thom district are being detained in provincial court on suspicion of stealing more than 6,000 T-shirts from a garment factory. Police said the four men, two of whom worked for the factory, were arrested last Wednesday after being apprehended by the factory’s security guards in a botched robbery. According to police, the suspects have confessed to robbing the factory on three separate occasions.
Motorbike theft suspect arrested
SEN Sok district police in Phnom Penh arrested a 24-year-old man last week who was suspected of committing several motorbike robberies two years ago. The suspect was arrested while visiting his father after spending two years in hiding in Battambang province, according to Sen Sok District Police Chief Mak Hong. He said a series of motorbike robberies occurred in the district two years ago and that three men had previously been arrested for the crimes.
Arrested girl leads to major drug bust
RUSSEY Keo district police arrested a 14-year-old Vietnamese girl last Friday for drug possession, finding three pills of illicit drugs on her. Later in the day, the police raided a home where the drugs were allegedly purchased and confiscated 180 tablets of yaba. Authorities said they had staked out the location for a week, but the homeowner, a 36-year-old Vietnamese man, managed to escape in the raid.
Lottery ticket seller dies of chronic disease
POLICE in Kampot province said a 56-year-old man died on Friday morning in Kampong Trach district as a result of a “chronic disease”. The deceased man’s wife said her husband died five minutes after a bout of diarrhoea and vomiting. Despite his fragile health, the deceased sold lottery tickets to villagers and kept busy with house work. After examining the corpse, police said the man’s death was related to a medical condition resulting in a distended stomach.