Mother, infant robbed at knifepoint in home
A WOMAN was arrested on Thursday for robbing a mother and her baby at knifepoint in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district. The 25-year-old victim said the 31-year-old suspect rented a room near her in a guesthouse. The victim said that on Thursday morning, the suspect entered her room and threatened her and her baby at knifepoint before stealing three mobile phones, US$10 and 25,000 riel. Police said the suspect confessed to the crime, claiming she needed money to pay her rent. Police sent the suspect to jail to await trial.
Motodop whacked with axe, bike stolen
TWO men attacked a motodop with an axe and stole his bike on Friday in Phnom Penh’s Dangkor district. Police said the two men had asked the 25-year-old motodop for a ride to a market, but instead directed him to a deserted alley where they hit him twice with an axe and stole his motorbike.
The motodop was sent to hospital. Police are searching for the attackers.
Teen security guard stabbed twice in head
A YOUNG security guard was seriously wounded when he was stabbed in the head in Poipet town on Thursday. The 18-year-old victim said he had been guarding a 24-hour store when two men approached about 1am and asked to enter the store to visit a girlfriend of one of the suspects. The security guard did not allow them to enter. The suspects returned about an hour later and stabbed the security guard twice in the head. The victim was rushed to hospital. The attackers fled the scene.
Australian tourists lose iPad to robber
TWO Australian tourists were victims of an iPad theft in Phnom Penh’s Chamkarmon district on Thursday. An Australian man and his girlfriend were riding in a tuk tuk and had placed the iPad on the seat next to them. When they stopped at a red light, a young man on a motorbike swooped in next to them, swiped the iPad and fled the scene.
No happy ending for massage parlour owner
A WOMAN was arrested on Friday for allegedly operating a brothel in Phnom Penh’s Daun Penh district. Police said the 40-year-old had been operating the brothel under the guise of a massage parlour for three years and that seven women were employed there as sex workers. The suspect is in jail awaiting trial.