SUSPECTED MIDNIGHT BANDITS BAGGED
Two of three suspected robbers were arrested by police for stealing a necklace and two cellphones from a 28-year-old female beer garden employee on the road near her house in Tuol Rokar village, Chak Angrae Kraom commune, Meanchey district, Phnom Penh, at midnight on Friday as she returned home from work. The arrested were identified by police as Mom Sophat, 23, and Meas Chamreoun, 22. Only the victim's cellphones were recovered.
B'BANG POLICE MAKE BANG-UP DRUG BUST
Police arrested four men for using drugs on Friday in Kab Kor Thmey village, Ou Char commune, Battambang province. The suspects and police officers received minor injuries after the users resisted arrest. The arrested were identified by police as Roeuth Sarorn, 29, Roeuth Sakun, 23, Noeuth Dy, 23, and Chea Kong, 28.
FAMILY ARGUMENT GETS VIOLENT
Tha Mon, 61, and Tha Somaneth, 35, were arrested by police for beating Tha Somuny, 29, unconscious in Peam village, Rokakaong 1 commune, Mukh Kamphool district, Kandal province on Tuesday night. The victim, who was the assailants' son and brother respectively, was beaten after cursing his father and destroying household possessions.
BOY, 15, SUSPECTED OF CHILD RAPE
A 15-year-old boy from Tamay village, Andaung Teuk commune, Botum Sakor district, Koh Kong province was arrested Tuesday morning on suspicion of raping a 7-year-old girl the previous day. Police said the victim was raped near her home and given 2,500 riels by the suspect to keep quiet. But she told her grandfather, who reported the suspect to police the next morning.
BODY OF 10-YEAR-OLD GIRL FOUND
The decaying body of a 10-year-old girl was found Wednesday in a bush about 6 kilometres from her home in Khyang Cheung village, Svay commune, Samaki Meanchey district, Kampong Chhnang province. Police identified the deceased as Eam Phors, who had been missing since last Sunday. Police said the time and nature of her death remained unknown but ruled out the possibility of rape.