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Police Blotter: 1 Jun 2010

Police Blotter: 1 Jun 2010


A man in Kampong Speu province caused two traffic accidents – one involving a tuk-tuk – on Sunday before police caught up with him. Police said the first accident occurred in the afternoon, when the man, who was driving a car, crashed into a tuk-tuk and caused it to “collapse”. Instead of stopping to help the tuk-tuk driver, police said, the man sped away from the scene, and police were unable to catch up with him. Later that day, however, he crashed into another car, injuring one of its occupants. Police arrested him one hour later, and he has been sent to court.

A 29-year-old would-be motorbike thief was nearly beaten to death in Dangkor district on Sunday when caught in the middle of an attempted snatch, police said. The owner of the motorbike drove his mother to the market and decided to stop in himself to make a few purchases, parking the motorbike in the designated lot out front. After he left the market, he saw the thief sitting on his motorbike, and shouted for nearby shoppers to join him in administering a good pummelling. The crowd then proceeded to beat the alleged thief unconscious, and one police officer said the man “had nearly died”. When he came to, he was promptly arrested and sent to court, police said.

A 61-year-old monk has succumbed to head wounds suffered when he was attacked with an axe last month. Police said the monk, a resident of Kampot province’s Banteay Meas district, tried to intervene when two men attacked his two sons on May 13. The sons also suffered injuries: One was chopped eight times and the other three times. Police said they both fell unconscious in a pool of blood at the scene but survived. The monk died on May 19. The suspects have paid compensation to the monk’s family, but police are still looking to arrest them. No motive has been ascertained.

Tuol Kork district police have arrested a 19-year-old man accused of injuring three children during a samurai sword attack on Sunday. The suspect allegedly attacked the children in front of the Boeung Salang commune police station. Police have confiscated the samurai swords along with a motorbike and are currently on the hunt for five other men believed to have participated in the attack.


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