Man denied sex puts wife in hospital
A man who allegedly threw a stone at his wife’s head because she refused to return home and have sex with him was charged with assault on Friday. Police said the victim had travelled from her home in Banteay Meanchey province’s Phnom Srok district to Thailand in search of work and then returned to live with her mother, fleeing domestic violence. Her enraged 26-year-old husband, police said, then tracked her down at her mother’s house and assaulted her, leaving the victim with injuries that required hospitalisation.
Tourist chases down alleged necklace thief
A TOURIST chased down an alleged thief who police said snatched her necklace. The woman scuffled with the 16-year-old before apprehending him near Phnom Penh’s Wat Phnom on Saturday. The suspect, police said, had robbed the British woman while she was walking with her daughter in Daun Penh district. But his plans came undone when he fell off his motorbike during the get away. The necklace was never retrieved and the suspect remains in pre-trial detention.
Knife fight busted up
FOUR men who police suspect were on their way to a prearranged knife fight were arrested in Phnom Penh’s Toul Kork on Friday. Police said the men were apprehend and searched after they failed to stop at a checkpoint. Two knives were found in the mens’ possession, leading police to suspect they were “gangsters” on their way to a fight. They have been detained pending trial.
Gang of ‘party robbers’ arrested by police
A GROUP of men who allegedly robbed a group of partygoers in Siem Reap’s Pouk district were arrested on Friday. Police said the three men were notorious thieves who travelled from province to province, seeking out parties to rob, until they finally got caught on Friday. The thieves, police said, had either pickpocketed goods from their unsuspecting victims or stolen money from their unattended bags.
Panicking drug dealer gives up the game
A MAN was arrested with possession of drugs after he panicked while driving through a routine police checkpoint on Saturday. Police chased down the man and apprehended him after he sped through a checkpoint in Battambang’s Sampov Loun district. The 22-year-old, who police said they suspected was a drug trafficker, is being held at the provincial police department in pre-trial detention.