DRUG DEALERS ARRESTED
Yean Saman, and Korm Sophat, both 30, were arrested when found in possession of 13 packages of illicit drugs on Saturday afternoon in Kampong Cham district. When police searched Korm Sophat's room they found additional tools used for manufacturing drugs. Both men faced court on Monday.
NEW STORE ROBBED IN TUOL KORK
A newly opened store was robbed Monday in Phnom Penh's Tuol Kork district where robbers stole more than US$5,000 worth of goods and cellphones. Three members of the family who own the store were threatened with guns. No one was injured in the robbery. Police are hunting for the perpetrators.
SIX-MEMBER GANG ROBS TWO HOUSES
Two houses were robbed by a gang with six members in Bavel district, Battambang province at 6:30pm Thursday. One man, Dom Vob, 49, was severely injured in the robbery with a blow to the head from a wooden stick. The robbers were armed with one gun and stole over 900, 000 riels (US$219) and hundreds of dollars worth of personal property. Police are continuing investigations.
FIRE DESTROYS RUSSEY KEO HOME
A fire destroyed a house in Phnom Penh's Russey Keo district at 8:30pm Sunday. The fire was caused by a candle lit by the owner of the house, Sok Pheap, 71. Six fire trucks attended to the scene but the house could not be saved. No one was injured in the blaze.
GARMENT WORKER ATTEMPTS SUICIDE
A 22-year-old female garment worker attempted to jump off the Japanese Friendship Bridge in Srah Chork commune, Daun Penh district in Phnom Penh at 7:30pm on Sunday. The woman was prevented by police who were guarding the bridge. The victim told the police she was suffering because her husband, 25, had wrongly accused her of having a secret affair.
MAN ARRESTED FOR KILLING STUDENT
Two men stole a motorbike and used wooden sticks to violently hit Sam Channa, an 18-year-old student, on Friday in Siem Reap province. Hoeun Reun, 22, was arrested for the robbery while police continue to search for the other accused man.