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Police Blotter: 20 Apr 2011

Officer flees scene after custody shooting
A police officer allegedly shot a 21-year-old man in the head  last Wednesday in Stung Treng province’s Stung Treng town. An eyewitness said the victim was armed with a large knife and had tried to attack a man who allegedly owed him money. Police arrested him at the scene and were bringing him to the police station in a car when he attempted to escape. One of the officers is said to have then shot him three times. One of the bullets hit the suspect in the head. He survived and is now in Vietnam for medical treatment. The officer who is thought to have shot the suspect fled the scene and police are now searching for him.

Teenager killed in armed attack in Pursat
THREE men were arrested on Saturday after being accused of killing an 18-year-old boy and seriously injuring two others in a brawl on Friday in Pursat province’s Bakan district. Police said the victims were on their way to visit a local pagoda when about 10 men armed with cleavers, swords, and wooden sticks stopped them, attacked them and then escaped from the scene. The victim that was killed sustained serious injuries to his hands, back and head. Police claimed that there was a personal motive for the attack.

Environment official thwarts burglary
A 17-YEAR-OLD rubbish collector was arrested after being accused of burgling the home of an official of the Ministry of Environment in Phnom Penh’s Tuol Kork district on Monday. Police said the suspect removed a glass window pane at the victim’s home and managed to steal two mobile phones, two watches, and three packets of cigarettes. The official detained the suspect and called police, who then arrested him. Police claimed that at least three other men were arrested for committing burglaries in Phnom Penh during the Khmer New Year holiday last week.

Guards arrested over stolen fruit
KAMPONG Speu military police in Phnom Sruoch district apprehended two plantation guards after their employer accused them of stealing his mangoes early last Wednesday morning. According to the military police, the two men were employed to guard the mangoe plantation, but allegedly stole the mangoes instead. They were arrested while transporting them on a motorbike, allegedly in order to sell them at a local market. The suspects have since been sent to provincial court for further questioning.



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