Two held over Memot carjacking incident
Police in Kampong Cham’s Memot district arrested two Vietnamese nationals suspected of carjacking on Tuesday. The victim said the suspects had hired him to drive them to Kratie province for US$100. They then allegedly threw the victim out of the car midway to Kratie, but the victim managed to inform police. Police followed the suspects’ vehicle and arrested one while the other escaped on foot, but both were later sent to court.
Drug raid nets seven in Phnom Penh arrests
POLICE in Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district arrested seven people in a drug trafficking raid on Monday. Police seized 17 packages of yama and an undisclosed amount of money. Police said that before the raid they had investigated the suspects for many days, but some of them managed to escape by jumping into the Bayap Lake. Police have sent the suspects to court.
Alleged wing-mirror thief fails to wing it
A 27-YEAR-OLD man was arrested after he allegedly stole a car’s wing mirror in Phnom Penh’s Daun Penh district on Monday. Police said that the suspect and his friend were using drugs when they decided to vandalise the vehicle. The owner of the car didn’t see the theft but police patrolling the streets spotted the crime and chased after the suspects. The suspects tried to flee on a motorbike, which fell over, and one escaped on foot. Police then arrested the other suspect and sent him to court.
Mugging leads to one arrest in Sihanoukville
ONE of five suspects was arrested yesterday after a group of six women were robbed in Preah Sihanouk province’s Leak III commune on Monday. Police said that the victims were heading home from work when they were robbed by five men. The suspects allegedly stole one woman’s necklace and the group reported the incident to police. The next morning, police managed to arrest one suspect and are searching for the remaining thieves.
Body on street found to be boozing beggar’s
A BODY was found on the street in Battambang Town on Tuesday. Police said that they were at first unsure if the man had been murdered, but neighbours identified him as a beggar whose wife and daughter went to Thailand for work. They also claimed that the victim was frequently intoxicated. Police concluded that there was no foul play and sent his body to a pagoda.