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Police Blotter: 28 May 2012

Police Blotter: 28 May 2012

Teenager chopped to death with cleavers
Three young men killed an 18-year-old with cleavers in Kampong Cham’s Kampong Siem district on Friday. The male victim, known locally as Phung Piseth, had an argument with the three suspects during a Buddhist ceremony at a local pagoda. The three attacked him when he was urinating on his way back home. They escaped the scene on a motorcycle, but police arrested them later the same night. The suspects told police they did not kill the victim deliberately. Rasmei Kampuchea

Couple finds mother dead, house burgled
A couple returning home from a wedding found the wife’s mother dead on the floor on Saturday night in the capital’s Prampi Makara district. The 76-year-old victim was at home alone when she was struck several times in the head with stones during a break-in. The thieves took more than $5,000 and some necklaces, police said, adding that they are investigating the case. Koh Santepheap

Pickpockets nabbed by market security guard
A pair of pickpockets were arrested in Phnom Penh’s Tuol Kork district on Friday. The two women, 26 and 49, were in the act of stealing 81,400 riel (about $20) when the victim realised what was happening and shouted for help. A market security guard rushed over and caught them and took them to police. The two women confessed, but claimed this was the first time they had stolen, police said. The duo were subsequently sent to court and the money was returned to the victim. Nokor Wat

Teenage girl attacked by trio on motorbike
Three high school students injured a 16-year-old girl on a motorcycle in Phnom Penh’s Prampi Makara district on Saturday. Police said the three suspects had been riding on one motorcycle, when they drove alongside the victim, forced her to stop and attacked her. Police on the scene were able to arrest two of the three, aged 17 and 21, but the other managed to escape. Police are searching for the third suspect. Nokor Wat

Man loses both motos in Sen Sok burglary
A 40-year-old man filed a complaint to police over the weekend, saying his house had been burgled and his two motorcycles stolen in the capital’s Sen Sok district on Friday. Local residents say there has been a rash of burglaries and thefts in the village, which they believe are being committed by a group of about five men, none of whom have been arrested. Residents requested the police take measures to reduce these crimes. Nokor Wat

Translated by Sen David

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