•Robber beats man with wood during moto theft
A young couple on a motorbike were targeted in a drive-by robbery on Sunday in Phnom Penh’s Dangkor district. The pair, both aged 19, were obstructed by two men on a motorbike, who proceeded to kick them. The boyfriend was also hit on the head with a piece of wood, leaving his skull broken. The robbers fled with the couple’s motorbike, mobile phones and a necklace. The victims are recovering in the hospital.
•Police accuse man of stabbing mum in head
A man stabbed his 59-year-old mother in the head on Sunday in Kampong Chhnang’s Kampong Chhnang district, police said. According to the victim’s husband, the son, 30, was the eldest of their six children and had a history of mental illness. However, the son had never acted violently before. The mother did not file a complaint in order to protect her son, but police were alerted by the hospital. The son is now in jail awaiting trial.
•Helmet protects man in drive-by slashing
A 26-year-old man was badly slashed with a sword in a drive-by attack by four men on Sunday in Phnom Penh’s Toul Kork district. According to witnesses, the victim was talking on his mobile phone when four men rode alongside him and slashed him with a knife and sword. His helmet protected his head from injury, but he sustained three serious cuts to his hands and body. The victim said he did not know his attackers.
•Doctor ‘stole’ deeds to ex-wife’s dad’s house
A doctor, 26, was arrested on Sunday after being accused of stealing the deeds to his ex-father-in-law’s house and land in Phnom Penh’s Sean Sok district. The doctor and his wife divorced three months ago, after she discovered he had been having an affair. Knowing where the valuables were kept in the home of his ex-wife’s family, he returned there to steal the deeds, as well as a necklace. He was later spotted at a market and arrested. He is in jail awaiting trial.
•Bodyguards on bike injured in hit-and-run
There bodyguards were seriously injured in a hit-and-run collision with a car on Sunday in Phnom Penh’s Prampi Makara district. The men, all in their mid-20s, were rear-ended on their motorbike by a car, which then sped from the scene. Eyewitnesses recognised the logo of the Cambodia and Japan Center on the car, leading police to arrest the driver there.