Man fires homemade gun to scare neighbour
Police in Stung Treng province’s Stung Treng town arrested a 32-year-old man after he allegedly fired a homemade weapon at his neighbour on Tuesday. Police said the suspect was drunk and asked his neighbour for water. The neighbour gave the man a cigarette and asked him to leave. The suspect allegedly retrieved the weapon from his house and fired it a few times to scare his neighbour. No one was injured in the incident. Police are preparing to send the man to court.
Three men detained over necklace theft
THREE men were arrested on Tuesday after allegedly snatching a necklace from an 18-year-old high school student in Kratie province’s Kratie town. The victim was riding her motorbike to school when she was accosted by the suspects, who ripped the jewellery from her neck. Police said that the suspects, aged 19, 20 and 27, were en route to commit a motorbike robbery when they spotted the victim. The men confessed after police found them in possession of the stolen necklace.
One in custody, three flee after home robbery
AN 18-YEAR-OLD man was arrested on Wednesday after he was accused of robbing a house in Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district with three accomplices. Four scrap collectors allegedly broke into the house and stole several mobile phones. Police attempted to arrest the perpetrators, three of whom fled. The suspect in custody confessed to the burglary, but claimed his accomplices had the stolen phones. Police sent the man to court and are searching for the remaining suspects.
Man held for trying to steal motorbike
SECURITY guards at the Royal University of Phnom Penh in Tuol Kork district turned a 30-year-old man over to police after he allegedly attempted to steal a motorbike from the campus parking lot on Thursday. Police said that a 24-year-old student claimed that he observed the suspect walking from the parking lot with his motorbike and asked the guards for help. Police said the man was sent to court after confessing to the attempted theft.
Cousins released after tussle with police
TWO cousins have been arrested after allegedly beating a police officer in Phnom Penh’s Dangkor district. The men, a 28-year-old garment worker and a 40-year-old soldier, were drinking alcohol at their rented room and got into a fight. Police arrived to settle the dispute and the men allegedly beat one of the officers. Police released the men and no charges have been filed.