SKILLED OXEN THIEF KILLED IN BEATING
Police said two men in Pursat have confessed to the Sunday killing of Nai Kimseng, 49, who was beaten unconscious, thrown into a road and run over by a car. The suspects said they attacked the man because he had been "very skilful in stealing villagers' possessions, including three of their oxen". The two suspects were identified as Saing Mean, 26, and Has Hong, 27, both of whom are from Pursat's Krakor district.
PANTY RAIDER GIVEN TWO-YEAR SENTENCE
A Siem Reap man who stole a bag containing panties, a bra and 2,000 riels (US$0.48) was sentenced Wednesday to two years in prison. Leng Sany, 27, stole the bag from a woman while she was riding a bicycle alone in Siem Reap town in February.
'SELF-DESTRUCTIVE' MAN GETS 8 MONTHS
Phnom Penh Municipal Court last week sentenced a man to eight months in prison for destroying his own possessions back in February. The man, identified as Heng Samoeun, 27, went on his "self-destructive" rampage after his mother, Hun Sameith, refused to give him US$200 to buy a motorbike. He had been held in pretrial detention since February 27.
ITALIAN MAN FOUND DEAD IN S'VILLE ROOM
An Italian man was found dead Tuesday in his rented apartment in Sihanoukville's Mittapheap district. His landlord, who first found the naked corpse, identified the man as Ivano Sartoris, 65, and said he had just signed a lease on the apartment five days before he was found dead. Police could say only that Sartoris died of "sickness".
STICKS AND STONES FIGURE IN BRAWL
Two men were arrested Tuesday after a drunken brawl in which they are accused of hurling stones at two other men before punching them and beating them with wooden sticks. Police said they had yet to figure out why Song Pros Neang, 20, and Sim Vuthy, 19, attacked Seng Khuoch, 20, and Sim Sam Nang, 28.
BATTAMBANG MAN, 39, SHOT OVER BUFFALOES
A 39-year-old man was slightly injured while being robbed of 12 million riels (US$2,894) by a band of four robbers wielding guns Monday night in Battambang province's Mong Russei district. The victim, identified as Kheng Khorn, had been accused of stealing seven buffaloes the previous day. The four robbers approached Kheng Khorn in Chrey commune and fired four shots, one of which grazed him, before making off with the money.