BODY FOUND IN SCHOOL POND
The body of a 20-year-old man was found in a pond Wednesday in Phnom Penh Thmey Primary School. The man had been stabbed several times. Police say they believe the stabbing took place Tuesday before the body was dumped in the pond. Police are yet to confirm the identity of the victim.
MEN ARRESTED FOR NATIONWIDE THEFT
Four men were arrested on the afternoon of January 20 at Banteay Chmar Market in Banteay Meanchey province's Pouk district in relation to a string of robberies in Pursat, Battambang, Oddar Meanchey and Siem Reap. Police recovered 60 percent of the stolen goods including 79 damlung (3kg) of gold, 28 damlung of platinum, 33 million riels (US$8017), 120,000 Thai baht ($3438), 25 mobile phones and 100 SIM Cards. The four men were also arrested with two AKs and two pistols, which they had used to rob gold shops.
MAN ALLEGEDLY RAPES 12-YEAR-OLD
A 20-year-old man was arrested by Preah Sihanouk provincial police Sunday in connection with the rape of a 12-year-old girl on January 20. The accused, Kong Nop, had threatened to kill the girl if she shouted while he allegedly raped her in a cottage in Tapov village in Preah Sihanouk province's Prey Nup district. Police are preparing to send the accused to the provincial court.
MAN ATTACKED NEAR ROYAL PALACE
A 25-year-old man, Meng Ly, was severely injured at 4:30am Wednesday after he was "chopped and beaten" by a group of 10 gangsters on the corner of Street 19 and Street 214, behind the Royal Palace. The victim was with three friends, all of whom escaped injury. The group drove five motorbikes holding cleavers and belts. There has been no intervention from police so far.
MAN FOUND DEAD AT WAT PHNOM
A 50-year-old man was found dead at Wat Phnom in Phnom Penh's Daun Penh district. The man was found at 5am Wednesday. Police found a letter in his pocket stating that he had no children or relatives and that he had an illness that could not be treated. The case is not being treated as suspicious. Following the discovery, police took the body to Wat Ounalom to be cremated.