Gangsters stage theatrical melee
A group of wine-drunk gangsters in Battambang province’s Thmor Kaul district on Thursday disrupted a play by storming the stage and assaulting the actors. As an audience of about 100 looked on, the gangsters attacked one actor and tore the dress off another, 24-year-old Ry Sarom, who said they had been drinking wine beneath the stage and had been asked to leave. Two men were arrested, while police Chief Yim Vichet said authorities were looking for eight accomplices.
Fingerpointing ends in gang fight
Rival gangster groups clashed Saturday in Kampong Chhnang province, leaving two people severely injured and landing three in jail, police said. Fighting erupted after one suspect, identified as Chuon Chunvatanak, who was drinking with friends, allegedly pointed at an unidentified man, who subsequently called a band of pole- and steel bar-toting accomplices and attacked the group of men. Two victims sustained severe head injuries, police said.
Bandits busted for beer raids
Authorities in Kampong Chhnang province said they sent two suspected beer thieves to provincial court for further investigation. The two men stand accused of stealing 14 cases of Tiger beer from a warehouse in Ksam commune in September and trying to sell them. Earlier this month, one suspect made another attempt at the warehouse but was chased away by the owner and arrested shortly thereafter, at which time police said he confessed and gave up the name of his accomplice.
Woman flees cops, gets knocked out
A woman who fled from traffic police on Saturday fell off her motorbike on Russian Boulevard in the Sen Sok district of Phnom Penh. The fall rendered the woman unconscious, said witnesses, who added that the bike was equipped with a licence plate and side mirrors, but that the woman had been driving without a helmet. Bystanders complained that police had caused the accident by chasing the woman, who was subsequently brought to an area hospital for treatment.