Man questioned after running away with lover
A 20-year-old man was arrested in Kratie province on Friday after being accused of kidnapping a woman and taking her to Mondulkiri province. Her parents filed a complaint to provincial police after they discovered her living with the man for more than a week. The suspect denied the allegations, claiming the pair had been “in love” for years, but her parents had denied their love. He told police that he and the girl decided to pack up and live in Mondulkiri because the parents rejected his marriage request.
Customers purchase socks, but steal moto
Police are on the hunt for two men accused of stealing a motorbike from outside a clothes shop in Battambang’s Svay Por commune on Thursday. Police caught the suspects on CCTV cameras, and they were reportedly posing as legitimate customers. They arrived on the same bike, but left on separate vehicles. One of the suspects, however, bought a pair of socks before fleeing on the stolen bike.
Pregnant woman allegedly kicked
Preah Sihanouk provincial military police arrested a man accused of kicking a pregnant woman repeatedly in the stomach because she refused to repay an outstanding debt of 2,300 riels (US$0.56). Officials said the suspect’s sister-in-law had demanded the money back, which she lent the victim during the Pchum Ben festival. The suspect returned to the home while the women were arguing and began to kick the woman until she bled. She lost the baby, and police sent the suspect to court on assault charges.
Bike burglar reoffends, arrested by police
A 27-year-old man was re-arrested on Friday on suspicion of motorbike theft in Kampong Thom’s Baray district, just 10 days after he was released from prison. Police said the man had been convicted of stealing a motorbike from a police official in Kampong Cham province. He was suspected of committing a series of robberies in Baray district since his arrest, and confessed to the fresh charges when he was re-detained.
Cops detain 8 for narcotics offences
Police have arrested eight people on suspicion of drug dealing and drug abuse after 10 small packets of crystal methamphetamine and three parcels full of yama pills were confiscated from them in Phnom Penh’s Tuol Kork district. The suspects were arrested on Friday. Police also said “some instruments for taking drugs” were confiscated during the raid on Boeung Kak I and II communes. KAMPUCHEA THMEY