•Tourist’s skull cracked in motorbike robbery
A French tourist suffered a cracked skull and broken legs when he was attacked and robbed on Tuesday in Sihanouk province’s Prey Nop district. Police said the 32-year-old victim was riding a rented motorbike with his girlfriend when the three suspects chased them and attacked the man with a wooden plank before stealing the motorbike. Police said all three suspects were caught and confessed.
•Passenger stabs moto taxi driver in back
A motorbike taxi driver was stabbed in the back 13 times before his motorbike was stolen in Kampong Cham province’s Kampong Cham town on Wednesday. Police said the suspect posed as a passenger who needed a ride home and sat on the back of the motorbike before stabbing the victim. The suspect fled the scene with the motorbike. Police are investigating.
•Men charged with murdering friend
Two men are accused of murdering their friend by repeatedly slashing the victim’s face. Eyewitnesses said the two suspects, both 27 years old, attacked the 25-year-old victim with a sharp knife in the capital’s Russey Keo district on Monday. Police said the suspects hid in long, thick grass near the crime scene. They were caught about five hours later and await trial.
•Police arrest 10, seize drugs in house raid
Authorities arrested 10 people for possession of drugs after raiding a house party in Kampong Cham province’s Kampong Cham district on Tuesday night. Police said they arrived at the house after receiving complaints from neighbours. Police seized three small packets of suspected methamphetamines and condoms. The suspects are awaiting trial.
•Man who’s done time accused of shooting
A 39-year-old man, who has already served one prison sentence, was arrested yesterday and accused of shooting his brother-in-law over a family dispute on Wednesday in Kampong Thom province’s Baray district. Police said the suspect had been released from jail about a month ago. The victim was in a stable condition in hospital.