Twisted fire starters blamed for house blaze
Police are blaming “drug-addicted gangsters” for a fire that destroyed a flat in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district on Monday. Three fire trucks were sent to extinguish the blaze, which began while the owners of the apartment were away from home. Police said a group of ‘gangsters’ who had been loitering outside the building fled the scene after the flat caught fire. A neighbour praised a quick response from firemen for preventing the fire from spreading. “This is a flat,” she said. “It is easy to spread to other houses, but the authority helped us immediately.”
Domestic help arrested over robbing employers
A domestic worker in Phnom Penh’s Russei Keo district has been arrested on suspicion of conspiring to rob her employer’s home. Police said the woman, who had been left in charge of the house while the owners were out of town at a wedding, had told her employers the house had been robbed while they were away. But when the home owners reported the robbery, police became suspicious of the domestic worker. Police said the woman admitted after questioning that she had helped a relative to rob the house.
Suspect in custody over rape of karaoke woman
A 22-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of raping a waitress in the restroom of a Karaoke parlour in Banteay Meanchey province’s Poipet town on Sunday. The manager of the Karaoke parlour said he had filed a complaint to police because the man was a regular customer who often made trouble and he suspected the girl was telling the truth.
Victim of stabbing found dead in Koh Kong field
The body of a man who was stabbed to death has been found in a field in Koh Kong’s Mondul Seima district, police said. The man had been stabbed seven times with a knife that was found bloodied and discarded near the body. Police said they have identified a suspect but have not yet made an arrest.
Man will not now know value of wearing helmet
One man died and two people were severely injured in a traffic accident in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district on Sunday. Police said the man died from head injuries immediately after two motorbikes, both of which were speeding, collided. The victim’s family said the man refused to wear a helmet because he did not believe it would protect him from injury, but police said the
death could have been prevented if the man had been wearing a helmet. An elderly woman injured in the accident was taken to hospital.