•Axe attack leaves young man in hospital
A 23-year-old man was attacked with an axe while sleeping on Saturday in Kampong Chhnang province’s Samaki Meanchey district. The victim’s wife said he tried to run to a house to find help but fell unconscious from loss of blood. Police said they believed the suspect to be someone who lived in the area, but had no solid leads. The victim is recovering in hospital.
•Casino workers moonlight as drug dealers
Two drug addicts working for a casino in Banteay Meanchey province’s Poipet town were arrested on Friday for allegedly peddling drugs to supplement their own addictions. The two men, aged 31 and 28, allegedly conducted the drug deals out of the casino. Police said they seized methamphetamines, drug paraphernalia and some cash in the raid.
•Sticky-fingered maid detained by authorities
A maid was arrested for theft on Saturday in Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district after she allegedly stole from her employer. Police said the employer suspected the maid after US$1,000 in cash and a necklace worth $3,000 went missing from his home. Police said the woman initially hid the stolen items at her sister’s house, but had already sold the necklace. The maid confessed after she was arrested, authorities reported. The suspect’s sister was also arrested as an accomplice to the crime.
•Undercover heist nabs female drug dealer
Police arrested a 32-year-old woman on Saturday for dealing drugs in Kampong Cham province’s Kroch Chhmar district. Police said they had been following the suspect for some time and had planted an undercover police officer to act as a buyer for a fake drug deal. The suspect was arrested when she turned up with a small quantity of illicit drugs. When the suspect was caught, she allegedly attempted to hide the evidence inside her mouth. Police said they seized up to 12 packets of drugs from they suspect’s home.
•Bag-snatching students detained by authorities
Angry residents in Kampot province’s Chhouk district placed a thief on citizen’s arrest after they caught the suspect allegedly stealing from a local house. The suspect was accompanied by two accomplices and had allegedly stolen from about four houses per night for a number of months. Residents said they confronted the suspects when they realised the men were unarmed. Police said the suspects allegedly stole two ducks, 10 chickens, a radio, a mobile phone and numerous pairs of earrings from households.