Publication date 21 March 2018 | 12:01 | ICT

The race to fight a Kandal province fire was, unfortunately, chalked up as a loss when a blaze took out two houses and a car in Ang Snuol district on Monday. Villagers say they saw smoke coming out of one house before the flames erupted

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Unwanted hotel guests booked in by the police

Publication date March 21, 2018 | 12:00 am

It wasn't late-night room service, but a drug bust that had the halls of a Phnom Penh guesthouse buzzing on Monday night.

Language proves no barrier for theft victim

Publication date March 21, 2018 | 12:00 am

By standers in the capital’s Daun Penh district didn’t have to know the Portuguese word for “thief” to know a tourist was being robbed on Monday night.

A wannabe wheeler dealer caught by cops

Publication date March 21, 2018 | 12:00 am

It's apparently a buyer’s market in the world of stolen motorbikes, as evidenced by a man who was arrested for stealing one in Banteay Meanchey province’s Poipet city and taking it all the way to Battambang to try selling it.

Pooch-poisoning punks on crime spree in Battambang

Publication date March 15, 2018 | 12:00 am

The house pets were, unfortunately, the ones who suffered when thieves paid a visit to a home in Battambang province early on Wednesday.

The family business lands three in prison

Publication date March 15, 2018 | 12:00 am

Family sticks with you through thick and thin, and apparently also moto thefts, as a Takeo province trio illustrated on Wednesday.

Two in capital arrested for running a numbers game

Publication date March 15, 2018 | 12:00 am

Taking their inspiration from the Kingdom’s neighbour to the east, two women were arrested for organising a lottery in the capital’s Sen Sok district on Tuesday.

Faulty wiring blamed in beach town blaze

Publication date March 15, 2018 | 12:00 am

Officers say another fire – this one responsible for burning two homes – was unintentional and was lit by some faulty wiring in Sihanoukville.

Lots of foul fowl lands transporters in stewpot

Publication date March 15, 2018 | 12:00 am

It wasn’t poor seasoning that left a bad taste in authorities’ mouths, but rather a load of bad chicken meat they found and confiscated in Battambang province’s Phnom Proek district.

Man’s ride jacked as he ran away from home

Publication date March 14, 2018 | 12:00 am

One young man’s plan to run away from home was short lived in the capital’s Russey Keo district on Monday night.

The rootinest, tootinest hombre in Temple Town

Publication date March 14, 2018 | 12:00 am

A rogue police officer brought a taste of the Old West to Siem Reap town on Sunday when he fired his gun off into the air repeatedly for unknown reasons.

That he’ll flunk driver’s education seems likely

Publication date March 14, 2018 | 12:00 am

Cops were left speculating whether a high school student was late to turn in an assignment when he clipped an elderly pedestrian then fled the scene on Tuesday.

Driver takes his medicine after drugstore robbery

Publication date March 14, 2018 | 12:00 am

A casino chauffeur in Preah Sihanouk province evidently didn’t have enough forms of transportation at his disposal and stole a motorbike from in front of a pharmacy on Monday.