ROBBERS TAKE CASH, PHONES, CARDS
Kan Sarann, 26, and his wife Chin Sophal, 24, were robbed Sunday by three armed men at a phone shop in Pir Thnou commune, Snuol district, Kratie province. The robbers got away with US$3,000, 1.5 million riels, as well as cellphones, phone cards and jewelry worth thousands more US dollars. No one was injured in the robbery, and the suspects escaped without incident.
Man gets caught up in gang shootout
Chan Ratana, 25, from Svay Rieng province, sustained a gunshot wound while working in his air-conditioning repair shop in Phnom Penh when a fight broke out between rival gangs on Sihanouk Boulevard in Chaktomuk commune. The victim was taken to hospital for treatment. Police arrested two of the gangsters, who claimed they had taken shelter in Chan Ratana's shop because rival gang members where shooting at them.
POLICE RAID NETS DRUGS, GUN
Banteay Meanchey police on Thursday arrested two men for possession of 40 pills of an unidentified illegal drug and a gun. The arrests of Kao Lin, 42, and Meas Vannak, 28, both from Brachea Thoim village, Paoy Paet commune and district, were made following a raid on their house on a warrant issued by a provincial court.
BODY OF POLICEMAN FOUND IN KCHAM
The body of Hi Minea, 45, a police officer from Neang Kung Hing village, Sambuor Mean commune, Kampong Cham province, was discovered by rubber plantation workers on Monday at Rubber Plantation 26C in Village 15, Kampong Cham province. He had been severely beaten in what police suspected was a robbery in which the victim lost a motorbike and a cellphone.
DEPRESSED MAN KILLS SELF WITH POISON
Horn Vy, 25, from Prek Ampork village, Andaek Haeb commune, Battambang provinc, died Sunday at hospital after purposely ingesting poison. Horn Vy's father, Hou Horn, 48, said the deceased was the eldest of seven siblings and had become depressed over being poor and having to take care of such a large family.