TWO MEN ACCUSED OF SAMURAI ATTACK
Police in Pursat province’s Kandieng district on Saturday arrested two men accused of attacking a 20-year-old with samurai swords while he was urinating outside a wedding party. The attack occurred at 10:40pm on Wednesday. The two men allegedly confessed to police upon their arrest that they had attacked the man because they “had rancour” with him, noting that he had been looking directly into their faces during the party. Both suspects have been sent to provincial court, and police said they were looking for a third man in connection with the incident.
MAN MAKES OFF WITH AXE AFTER CHOPPING
Police in Battambang province’s Kors Kralor district are on the lookout for a 19-year-old man suspected of chopping his 24-year-old friend in the hand with an axe after a round of heavy drinking on Friday afternoon. The pair had reportedly been drinking for several hours before the attack, which resulted in serious injuries to the victim’s hand. The victim was sent to the provincial hospital, but the suspect escaped, and took the axe with him.
SUSPECTED THIEF CAUGHT IN KCHAM
A 20-year-old man in Kampong Cham province’s Ponhea Krek district was arrested on Friday while trying to make off with a motorbike. The arrest came two days after he and several other men allegedly snatched a necklace from two women in the district. Police said that after stealing the necklace, they went into hiding in Krek commune, where the man was caught trying to steal the motorbike. He allegedly shot at police who chased after him, though no one was injured. The man later confessed to stealing the necklace and attempting to steal the motorbike, and also said he had recently tried to steal a motorbike in Prey Veng province.
TAKING JEWELLERY FROM A BABY
A 43-year-old woman in Sihanoukville was arrested on Thursday after she was caught stealing bracelets from an 18-month-old girl, police said. The girl’s 57-year-old grandmother alerted police to the crime shortly after it happened. Upon arresting the woman, police confiscated the bracelets along with several packages of cigarettes, a shampoo bottle and US$35.