Police Blotter: 10 Jan 2011

Police Blotter: 10 Jan 2011

Daring thief shot in leg after second attempt
A 38-year-old Vietnamese man was arrested on Wednesday at a provincial hospital in Prey Veng province’s Peamro district on suspicion of robbery. The man allegedly broke into a home on Monday night, covered a woman’s mouth with his hand and grabbed her necklace, but she managed to scream and grab the jewellery back before the man fled the scene. The next night he returned for a second attempt where he was met by her son, a soldier, who shot him in the thigh. The man escaped to a nearby field and took a moto- taxi to the hospital, where he was apprehended by police and sent to the provincial court.
KAMPUCHEA THMEY

Man arrested with drugs in Daun Penh
A 21-year-old man was arrested on Thursday for drug trafficking in the city’s Daun Penh district. Police said they decided to search the man after he was sitting on his motorbike acting suspicious, and turned up three packages of methamphetamines. The suspect was then taken to the district police station, where he confessed that he was waiting for a customer to buy the drugs. Police sent the suspect and the confiscated drugs to Phnom Penh municipal court.
KAMPUCHEA THMEY

Barber shop break-in nets 1 million riel
A barber shop was robbed of more than 1 million riel (US$250) and other property in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district on Thursday. The 42-year-old owner of the shop said that he was trying to secretly save his income to buy a new motorbike. He discovered the break in on Friday, and called the police, but his wife had little sympathy, blaming him for concealing his income from her.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

Muslim woman killed in Kratie hit-and-run
Kratie provincial traffic police are seeking the identity of a truck driver suspected of killing a 50-year-old Muslim woman on Thursday night in Chhlong district. The body of the woman was found dead after the truck crashed into her from behind while she was riding her bicycle alone along a road.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

Two held over drunken assault
Police in Takeo province’s Samrong district arrested two men aged 50 and 65 on Tuesday, on accusations they assaulted a 51-year-old man during an argument that erupted while they were drinking alcohol together. Police said the victim shone a torch in the face of the suspects, who then drunkenly punched and attacked him with a wooden stick. The victim was sent to Phnom Penh for treatment, while the suspects confessed and were sent to the provincial court on Thursday.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

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