MAN ACCUSED OF SWINDLING TOURISTS
Police in Banteay Meanchey province’s Poipet town say that a 25-year-old Khmer man who works for a Thai tourism company was arrested on Sunday after two English tourists accused him of cheating them out of their money. According to the foreigners, they asked the man to help them prepare visas for entry into Cambodia. The suspect then cheated them out of about 35,000 baht (about US$1,080).
DOGS, CASH LOST IN ARMED ROBBERY
At least three dogs were killed, US$1,500 was stolen and two people were injured in an armed robbery that took place at around 1:45am on Monday in Banteay Meanchey’s Mongkol Borey district. Police said that three men with two AK-47 rifles raided a grocery shop and tied up one of the house owners then searched for money after they poisoned the dogs. A 41-year-old man was beaten with a rifle, and his older sister was slightly wounded. District police said that they are hunting for the robbers.
SURSING CAUSES MAN TO ASSAULT CHILD
Police arrested a 30-year-old man on Saturday after the parents of a 7-year-old girl accused him of raping their daughter in Battambang province’s Phnom Prek district. According to police, the suspect raped the girl when her parents were not home. However, the man denied the accusation, saying he held her about 60 metres from her home, took off her clothes and beat her. He said he did not rape her, but that he beat her because her parents used to curse him badly.
‘GANGSTER’ CHIEFS ARRESTED IN R’KIRI
Police in Ratanakkiri province’s Lumphat district surrounded and arrested at least two “gangster” ringleaders after they assaulted each other at the wedding of a commune chief’s daughter on Wednesday. According to the district police chief, other men were also apprehended a day later. No one was seriously wounded in the assault, but the “gangsters” often have rows when they join any party in the village, police said.
MOTODOP LEARNS CRIME DOESN’T PAY
A 32-year-old motorbike taxi driver was detained on Saturday in Phnom Penh’s Prampi Makara district after he was accused of theft. According to a 35-year-old woman, the suspect snatched her platinum necklace while she was travelling with her younger sister on their motorbike. Meanwhile, his motorcycle collided with theirs and crashed. He escaped on foot to the third floor of a nearby building, but police surrounded and arrested him.