COUPLE SAYS CASH, GOODS NICKED
A couple staying overnight at Beoung Tonle Sap Guesthouse in Pursat town woke Saturday morning to find they had been robbed of US$1,400 worth of personal effects. Seng Thy, 45, from Banteay Meanchey province, and his girlfriend Chhin Chak Riya, 23, from Phnom Penh, said they had left a watch, two diamond rings, a necklace, a pair of earrings and a mobile phone at the foot of their bed but were unable to locate the possessions in the room the next morning. Police say a number of guesthouse workers are under investigation.
STOLEN MOTO SOLD FOR DRUGS, CLOTHES
Police in Tonle Bassac commune, Phnom Penh, arrested two men Friday for the theft of a motorbike belonging to Thou Phary, 26, of Steung Meanchey commune, Phnom Penh. Sok Chea, 18, and Sim Vannak, 21, confessed to the theft but told officers the bike had already been sold for US$120 and the funds spent on illegal drugs and clothing.
Man arrested after more than a year
A Phnom Penh man who fled charges of attempted murder for more than a year ago was arrested by Tuol Kork police Saturday under a warrant issued by the Phnom Penh Municipal Court. Police said Sar Samnang, of Beoung Kak 2 commune had broken into the victim's house last August and brutally assaulted the man with a knife.
POLICE SAY US MAN OVERDOSED
An American man found dead in his room at the Royal Hiness Hotel in Daun Penh district, Phnom Penh, on Wednesday is said to have died of a drug overdose after police found substances and drug paraphernalia among the man's belongings. Steven Tomas Black, 47, entered Cambodia as a tourist and checked into the hotel the previous day before taking fatal quantities of an unnamed drug and suffering a cardiac arrest.
GUN-TOTING BULLY ARRESTED
Chhay Sopheak, 16, of Chamkarmon district, Phnom Penh, was arrested by police in Tonle Bassac commune Wednesday for possession of a firearm that he had been carrying in his waistband. Although police discovered the gun was broken, the man was sent to court for a prior record of bullying residents of the Tonle Bassac apartments and harassing local authorities.