LOCAL COPS UNRAVEL GARMENT THEFT
Two men suspected of breaking into a shipping container and stealing about US$6,000 worth of clothing in September were arrested in Phnom Penh’s Dangkor district on Sunday. The break-in occurred on September 21, but it was not until the container reached Singapore that the crime was discovered. The suspects were arrested in Samrong Kroum commune, police said.
WALLET SNATCHER NABBED BY POLICE
A 20-year-old wallet snatcher was arrested in Phnom Penh’s Sensok district on Thursday, according to police, who said the suspect was riding a motorbike with his friend when the two approached a man from behind and snatched his wallet, which contained US$70. Police said the suspect explained that he stole the wallet because he did not have enough money for food and that it was the first time he had committed such a crime. He was arrested and sent to Prey Sar prison Sunday.
IN-LAWS’ DISPUTE LEADS TO STABBING
A 38-year-old man was stabbed in the stomach by his brother-in-law in Kandal province’s Kien Svay district, witnesses said. The victim was drinking with the suspect and four friends when the incident occurred. Witnesses said they believe that the attack stemmed from an argument between the two men earlier in the day. The victim was first escorted to Kien Svay Referral Hospital but was later moved to Calmette Hospital. Police say they are searching for the suspect.
THIEF FAILS IN ATTEMPT TO ROB MOTOBIKE TAXI
An 18-year-old who seriously injured a motorbike taxi driver during a robbery attempt was arrested in Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district on Monday, police said. The suspect had asked the victim to bring him from Tuol Kork to Slen Rolerng village. Halfway through the ride, the suspect used a sharp iron object to cut the victim’s throat. The suspect was unsuccessful in stealing the motorbike and was immediately arrested by police.
VILLAGERS THWART GENERATOR THEFT
A brazen 42-year-old who tried to steal a generator was stopped by villagers in Kampong Chhnang province’s Samrong Village on Monday, witnesses said. The thief’s wife said she had tried to convince her husband not to engage in theft, but he would not listen and hit her with a boat paddle. During the theft, angry villagers showed up and apprehended the thief. Police said the suspect had been imprisoned twice before.