Loggers harassed by man with firearm
POLICE arrested a 47-year-old man on Saturday for allegedly threatening a group of loggers with a firearm in Kampong Speu province’s Oral district. Officials said the suspect would frequently use a gun to threaten and rob loggers in the area. The victims said that in addition to the threats, the suspect would often beat them before stealing their money. The suspect was sent to jail to await trial.
Seven on the run in brutal city bashing
A BRUTAL attack and robbery left a 39-year-old man hospitalised on Saturday in the capital’s Russei Keo district. Police said the victim was accosted by a group of nine men who demanded that he give them his money. The victim refused and was beaten unconscious by the men, who stole his money. Police were able to arrest two of the suspects at the scene, but seven others remain at large. The two suspects in custody are awaiting trial.
Passengers injured as car swipes motorbike
THREE motorbike passengers were seriously injured after being sideswiped by a car in Phnom Penh’s Toul Kork district on Friday. Police said the vehicle struck the motorbike, which was travelling in the same direction, before smashing into a light post. The driver allegedly attempted to flee the scene, but was unable to get his car to start. Police arrested the driver, who is currently awaiting trial. The three injured victims were taken to hospital.
Drunk son attacks parents with axe
A SON accused of threatening his parents with an axe and destroying several items of their property on Friday in the capital’s Meanchey district remains at large. The 22-year-old man’s parents said their son was drunk when he demanded money and became enraged when they refused to provide it.
The suspect then allegedly attempted to attack them with an axe and destroyed several items of kitchenware before fleeing the scene. No one was injured in the attack and police are searching for the suspect.
Police crackdown on suspected brothel
A STING on a suspected brothel led to the arrest of 10 women on Saturday in Phnom Penh’s Dangkor district. Police said they had been staking out the alleged brothel for several days before the raid took place. The 10 women arrested are being detained pending a trial. Police confiscated several condoms as evidence in the raid.