Police Blotter: 07 Aug 2009

Police Blotter: 07 Aug 2009

Content image - Phnom Penh Post

TWO MEN ARRESTED OVER BURGLARIES
Two men have been nabbed for burglary in Kandal province's Ponhea Lueu district. Yeong Pheara, 19, residing in the district's Phnom Bat commune, was arrested on Monday after allegedly stealing a USA N70 battery from a 28-year-old farmer, Kang Heim. The second perpetrator, Keo Socheat, 27, living in Phnom Penh's Dangkor district, was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly stealing a motorbike from a seller, Yein Vutha, 42, living in Ponhea Lueu district. Police have sent the pair to Kandal Provincial Court to stand trial.
KAMPUCHEA THMEY

SWORD-WIELDING TEENAGERS NABBED
Two defiant teenagers were arrested Saturday by police in Kandal province's Angsnuol district for carrying a sword while driving a motorbike. Police said that the arrest was made along Road 67 in the district's Chhak Chheu Neang commune at around 9pm, when the pair, identified as Phorn Manou, 21, and Siek Chamnan, 20, refused to stop their motorbike, but waved their sword at the police to mock them.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

BABY DROWNS AFTER K THOM FLOODING
A 16-month-old baby died Monday after falling down from an elevator attached to a boat, which was being used as a bridge to carry a motorbike to a house surrounded with water. The accident took place in Kampong Thom's Prasat Sambour district. Police identified the dead baby as Chieng Chor, whose house has been surrounded with floodwater from Stung Sen river for 15 days. Neighbours said it took them two hours to locate the body, floating 200 metres from the house.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

COP SHOOTS HIMSELF IN MOTO ACCIDENT
A police officer was accidentally wounded in the leg when his own gun discharged on Russian Confederation Boulevard in Toeuk Thla commune, Sen Sok district, in Phnom Penh at midnight on Tuesday. The gun went off after his motorbike was run down by a car speeding along the street. The victim was identified as Keo Socheat, 29, who works for the National Anti-drug Police.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

BANK MEMBER ROBBED OF JEWELS
A National Bank member was robbed of a necklace and a pair of diamond earrings by two gunmen while she was arriving at the bank gate on Monday afternoon. Passers-by and bank security guards who witnessed the event closely could freely watch the robbery going on. The victim is known as Um Lum Ang, female, 50, living in Phnom Penh's Tuol Kork district. The robbers escaped safely with their loot.

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