MAN STRANGLED WITH A WIRE
Zhang Liang, 28, a motorbike parts salesman in Phnom Penh, was strangled with a wire when thieves broke into his house Number 46B on Street 278, Boeung Keng Kang II commune, Chamkarmon district, Phnom Penh Saturday. The police found Zhang Liang's body on Monday and said that it was already swollen and smelled very bad. The thieves stole US$7,000 from the house. The police are currently looking for leads that would help them apprehend the perpetrators.
THIEVES STEAL CASH FROM GOLD SHOP
Four men armed with AK-47s raided a gold shop near Thmey market in Thmey market village, Komru commune, Thmor Puok district, Banteay Meanchey province at 6:45pm Saturday. The police said US$50,000 was stolen from the shop owners Khoun Chy, 44, and his wife, Puth Brech, 38.
ALLEGED RAPIST ARRESTED
Vat Ravy, 20, was arrested by police after he raped an 18-year-old woman in Rong Masin village, Svay Luong commune, Kandieng district, Pursat province at 6:30am Sunday. Police said that the woman was sent to a local hospital and that the perpetrator will appear in court.
FIVE ON TRIAL FOR EMBEZZLEMENT
The Phnom Penh Municipal Court is currently hearing a case against five people accused of trying to embezzle US$30,000 from businesswoman Suon Tevy. The accused are Leng Buntha, Leng Bunny, Chan Vuthy, Iv Em and Chuop Sarom. Suon Tevy, who had a long-standing land dispute with two of the accused, was threatened by the group, who said they were relatives of a very influential woman and they would end the dispute if she gave them US$30,000.
WOMAN ARRESTED AFTER ROBBERY
Ngieng Thiley, 42, Vietnamese national, was arrested by police after she stole a 11.25 gram platinum necklace from Leng Naysim, 21, at the Mondial Center Expo in Phnom Penh at 6:45pm Saturday. Police said that they found the necklace and a pair of scissors when they searched Ngieng Thiley immediately after the robbery. Ngieng Thiley is currently being held in police custody while her accomplice escaped.