Police Blotter: 11 Jan 2010

Police Blotter: 11 Jan 2010

•Missing Kreung woman turns up dead near home
The body of a 21-year-old woman was found near her home in Ratanakkiri’s O’Chum district on Sunday, a day after she went missing. The woman’s parents, who are members of the Kreung ethnic minority, said their youngest daughter had gone missing while they were having a family gathering on Saturday. The next day, they discovered her corpse about 100 metres from the family’s home in a cluster of trees. Police said the cause of death was yet to be determined. Nokor Wat

•Drunken brother takes axe to sister’s property
A 24-year-old man accused of destroying property and threatening to hack his older sister with an axe was arrested on Sunday in Battambang town. Police said the suspect, who was drunk at the time, began destroying his sister’s property because he allegedly wanted to sell the material so he could purchase more alcohol. The suspect was jailed and awaits trial. Nokor Wat

•Teen beaten to death, uncle badly hurt in attack
A teenager was left for dead and his uncle seriously injured in the wake of an attack outside a party on Monday night in Kampong Speu’s Thpong district. The victim, 19, was standing outside his uncle’s house when he became involved in an argument with the 21-year-old suspect. The suspect then allegedly left the scene and returned with three accomplices, all of whom beat the victim to death with pieces of wood. When the suspect’s uncle, 35, tried to intervene, he was beaten severely. Police arrested the 21-year-old suspect at the scene, but his three accomplices managed to flee. Kampuchea Thmey

•Authorities nab trio for attempted theft, assault
After allegedly attempting to rob a couple, three men were arrested in Kampot town on Monday night after allegedly trying to rob a couple. The victim said he was sitting in front of a guesthouse with his girlfriend when the three men attacked and choked them, while attempting to steal their money. The victims shouted for help, leading to the suspects’ arrest.  Kampuchea Thmey

•Bystander wounded  in botched robbery
A roberry in the capital’s Daun Penh district on Monday night led to a man being shot in the back. Police said two men were trying to steal property from a car when a man on a moto approached  and fired two shots to frighten the thieves. One of the bullets hit a 27-year-old bystander in the back. Police are searching for the shooter and the pair who tried to break into the vehicle.  Nokor Wat

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