POLICE NAB THREE ROBBERS AFTER DOGNAPPING
Police in Kandal province have nabbed three alleged dognappers. The three men were arrested after being accused of trying to capture dogs belonging to a 46-year-old man Tuesday. Four suspects snatched the two dogs, but the homeowner woke up in time and managed to apprehend one of the thieves. He then alerted police, who swooped in to arrest two more. All three have allegedly confessed to trying to pull off the canine caper. Police have sent them to court and are looking for the fourth suspect.
MAN ELECTROCUTED ON HIS OWN ROOFTOP
A 24-year-old man died on his way to hospital after he was electrocuted on his rooftop, police in Daun Penh district said. The man’s relatives said he climbed up to his roof Tuesday to check up on some electrical wiring that appeared to be malfunctioning. A doctor ruled that the man died of electrocution, and that he definitely wasn’t murdered.
BOY LANDS IN HOT WATER FOLLOWING STEAMY TRYST
Police in Battambang town arrested a 16-year-old boy on Tuesday after a woman accused him of kidnapping her 17-year-old daughter. It is alleged that the boy phoned the 17-year-old to invite her out for a leisurely walk on the town in late June. That’s when he asked her to live with him in an out-of-wedlock arrangement. She apparently agreed, and the couple rented a room and slept together that night. Upon his subsequent arrest, police sent the boy to the provincial police station for questioning.
POLICE ACCUSE MAN OF ASSAULTING GOUNG GIRL
Police in Phnom Penh’s Russey Keo district arrested a 21-year-old man on Tuesday after he was accused of committing “indecent acts” against a 5-year-old girl. Police say the suspect assaulted the girl on four occasions this month. He has been accused of slipping into the girl’s house while her parents were away. On Tuesday, however, a neighbour allegedly spotted him with the girl and alerted her parents, who immediately called police. Officers say the man confessed to the allegations.