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Police blotter: 19 June 2012

Police blotter: 19 June 2012

Revenge suspected after masked men shoot two
Two masked men attacked three students, shooting two of them, in Kampong Cham province’s Prey Chhor district on Friday. Police said the three teenagers were on their way home when two masked men followed them. One of the stalkers pulled out a gun and shot two of the students, injuring them in the back and hands respectively. Police suspected revenge could have been the motive, as the students had argued with some people a few days ago. Koh Santepheap

Speeding lorry kills man on motorbike
A speeding lorry killed a 26-year-old garment worker and seriously injured his 25-year-old colleague in the capital’s Russei Keo district on Saturday. Police said the two workers were driving a motorbike to a dance club after a drinking session when they arrived at a crossroad, the lorry hit them and the driver was killed. Police arrested the 19-year-old lorry driver and sent the injured moto passenger to hospital. Police confiscated the lorry and the motorcycle for investigation. Nokor Wat

‘Thirsty’ karaoke girl nicks ex’s motorcycle
A 31-year-old man had his motorcycle stolen during a ride with his ex-girlfriend in Banteay Meanchey province’s Poipet town two weeks ago. The victim met his ex-girlfriend, an 18-year-old karaoke girl, and the two went for a ride on his motorcycle. The girl claimed to be thirsty and asked the man to buy her a drink. When the man returned with the drink, the girl – and the motorcycle – were gone. The heartbroken man filed a complaint, and police were looking for the girl. Koh Santepheap

Police nab one after alleged sword attack
Four men attacked a 20-year-old university student with homemade swords in Phnom Penh’s Prampi Makara district on Friday. The victim was driving a motorbike when the foursome chased and hacked him. He left his bike to escape and the quartet chopped the bike, as well as his laptop. Police arrested one of the attackers, an 18-year-old, while the other three managed to escape. Rasmei Kanpuchea

Teenager arrested after warehouse break-in
Three men allegedly broke into a clothes warehouse in Kandal’s Takhmao town on Sunday, but a resident in the area woke up and caught one of them before they could steal anything. Police said the resident injured one of the suspects, an 18-year-old, before handing him over to the police. The suspect allegedly confessed to the crime and identified his accomplices. Koh Santepheap

Translated by Phak Seangly