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Police Blotter: 18 Apr 2012

Police Blotter: 18 Apr 2012

Woman left to die on road after hit-and-run
A beggar in Phnom Penh’s Chamkarmon district was run over and left to die on Saturday. The 37-year-old woman was allegedly hit by a car as she crossed the road and the suspect drove away from the scene of the accident. Police said the victim was not helped by passers-by because of her status as a beggar, and she died before they could send her to hospital. Police are searching for the driver of the vehicle. Kampuchea Thmey

Stabbing leaves man fighting for his life
A 26-year-old man is fighting for his life in hospital after he was stabbed in the capital’s Russei Keo district on Saturday. His neighbours reported witnessing him running while bleeding and clutching his intestines, which had been cut out of his stomach. Police said they did not know why the man was attacked, but they suspect the violence was the result of a personal dispute. Police are seeking a suspect. Koh Santepheap

Cockfighting bust leads to numerous arrests
Police in Phnom Penh’s Por Sen Chey district arrested 16 men during a raid on a cockfighting event on Friday. As well as the gamblers, police seized six roosters and a motorbike. They said many more men had escaped from the area. Neighbours allege the men are addicted to gambling and are neglecting their families. All of those arrested have been sent to the provincial court. Koh Santepheap

Trio sought for moto robbery in capital
Three men allegedly beat a 20-year-old woman and stole her motorbike in the capital’s Chamkarmon district on Sunday. Police said the victim had been riding the motorbike, a New Year’s gift, when the trio demanded that she stop. The suspects beat the victim almost to death, before fleeing on the motorbike. Police did not arrive in time to make arrests, but they sent the victim to hospital. Rasmei Kampuchea

Three nabbed after robbing a police officer
Suspected burglars wanted for allegedly stealing three phones and cash from the room of a police officer have been arrested in Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district. The victim claims he woke up to find his items missing from his room. The man patrolled the local market and identified a man who was selling his iPhone. He detained three suspects and said they confessed to the theft. They have all been sent to the provincial court. Kampuchea Thmey

Translated by Sen David

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