DRUNKEN DRIVER DIES AFTER CRASH WITH FARMER
One man died instantly and two were seriously injured when a speeding motorbike hit a farmer in Oddar Meanchey’s Trapaing Prasat district on Monday. Police said two soldiers – who had just received their salaries and were “severely drunk” – were riding the motorbike and collided with a farmer who was crossing the road. The driver died instantly, but the farmer and passenger somehow survived. The injured parties where immediately sent to hospital, while the body of the driver was sent to his family. The motorbike was kept at the police station.
MAN KNIFES TWO FRIENDS FOLLOWING WINE, DESSERT
Police arrested a 26-year-old man accused of slashing his two friends with a knife in Oddar Meanchey’s Anlong Veng district on Saturday. Witnesses report that the three men were drinking wine for two hours, before eating dessert and leaving a restaurant. As the three passed the suspect’s mother-in-law’s house, the suspect retrieved the knife and slashed at both of his friends, seriously injuring both. Villagers said the attack was revenge against the two victims, who injured the suspect’s brother.
PATROL SHUTS DOWN SERIAL BURGLARS IN CITY
Police arrested two men as they were robbing a house in Phnom Penh’s Tuol Kork district last Thursday. Police said they were routinely patrolling the area, to “ensure security and eliminate crime”. While doing so, they saw the two suspects breaking into a house and arrested them on the spot. Police said the suspects had been involved in at least four burglaries prior to their arrest.
OFFICIALS SAY ROBBERY WAS THE FIRST OF ITS KIND
A 31-year-old teacher was shot dead during an apparent robbery in Meanchey district’s Stung Meanchey commune on Tuesday. A bullet was found in the victim’s waist, and his motorbike was missing. Commune officials said the robbery was the first of its kind in the area. The vicitm’s family collected the body.
BUNGLED RAID NETS NOTHING ON GAMBLERS
Police bungled a raid on an internet cafe suspected of offering a football gambling service in Siem Reap’s Svay Dangkum commune on Monday. Police said they have observed the hall since it opened, with one officer even going undercover disguised as a gambler. However, they could not find any evidence suggesting that the place was in fact a gambling hall, and instead closed the cafe because it was being run without a legal licence. Police watchdogs said the operation was rushed.