Police Blotter: 1 Jun 2012

Police Blotter: 1 Jun 2012

Hungry, drunk husband axes his brother-in-law
After an early morning drinking session, a 45-year-old man allegedly hacked his brother-in-law with an axe in Kampot province’s Kampong Trach district on Monday. The suspect returned home for lunch, but found no food prepared and his wife away. The furious husband grabbed an axe, rushed into his mother-in-law’s house and attempted to attack his wife. When his brother-in-law, 52, tried to stop him, the husband chopped the man’s shoulder. Police arrested the husband and sent him to court on Tuesday. Norkor Wat

Alleged dog poisoners break into grocery store
A pair of burglars broke into a grocery shop after allegedly killing a dog in Phnom Penh’s Dangkor district on Wednesday night. The shop owner heard the duo break into the store at about 4am and phoned the police. However, when the police arrived, the suspects escaped on a motorcycle, and no property was reported lost. Police found the body of the poisoned dog near the grocery shop. Norkor Wat

Necklace snatchers pull woman off bike
A 43-year-old woman was ripped off her motorbike when two men snatched her newly bought necklace in the capital’s Prampi Makara district on Wednesday morning. Police said the woman had bought a necklace worth about $400 at a local market and had been wearing it while she drove home. Minutes later, however, two men riding another motorbike snatched her necklace, causing her to fall off the motorcycle and injure her head. Kampuchea Thmey

Passengers rob taxi driver at gunpoint
Four young men allegedly robbed a taxi driver and his wife last Friday, police have said. The four allegedly hired the taxi driver to go to Kampot province. The driver said the four pointed a gun at him and his wife. The suspects then escaped with more than $300, two necklaces, two rings, two mobile phones and a few documents. Three of them were arrested on Tuesday by Phnom Penh’s Tuol Kork district police. Koh Santepheap

‘Gangsters’ arrested for gathering in the capital
A group of alleged “gangsters” were arrested for gathering in Phnom Penh’s Prampi Makara district on Tuesday. Police said the young men, aged between 18 and 21, were causing “social disorders” in the capital. Police detained them in a station and confiscated four motorcycles. Kampuchea Thmey

Translated by Phak Seangly

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