MAN, 21, STABS DRINKING BUDDY
Thmor Koul district police in Battambang province arrested a 21-year-old man accused of stabbing his friend while in the middle of a drinking session on Friday. Police allege the victim was arguing with his wife when his friend stabbed him with a long knife in the face and hands. The victim was sent immediately to hospital for treatment. The case is due to be heard in court on Monday.
MAN CLAIMS TO BE FAILED RAPIST
Battambang police on Monday arrested a man accused of raping a 20-year-old woman after ambushing her on her bicycle. The victim said the 36-year-old man stopped her when she was travelling to her rice field, which is no more than 500 metres from her house, and proceeded to rape her. The accused told police that he had in fact attempted to rape her but was unsuccessful.
ROBBER ATTACKS PREGNANT WOMAN
A 22-year-old pregnant woman was seriously injured when a pair of thieves robbed her while she was riding on a motorbike in Phnom Penh on Sunday. Police said the woman was leaving Boeung Keng Kang market when the thieves snatched her platinum necklace and threw her to the ground, knocking her unconscious. The woman was sent to a local hospital immediately, and police are now on the hunt for the two suspects, who managed to flee the scene.
CAR WASHER ROBBED OF $60,000 IN JEWELS
A 51-year-old businessman was robbed while cleaning his car in front of his house in Phnom Penh’s Tuol Kork district on Tuesday. Witnesses say two men riding a motorbike stopped and hit the victim in the head. They then stole jewellery from him valued at over US$60,000. Police said the two men accused of the assault and robbery are well known to local authorities, having been involved in other robberies in the district. However, the pair are still at large.
CHILD DROWNS IN SAND
A missing child was found dead on Tuesday in Preah Sihanouk province’s Ou Vietnam area. The boy was found by villagers half-buried in a pile of sand, just a day after being reported missing by his parents. Local police said the boy died after scraping the pile of sand onto himself, with the pressure ultimately killing him.