Police Blotter: 11 Oct 2011

Police Blotter: 11 Oct 2011

Driver shot in arm after accidental spitting
A SUSPECT remains at large after shooting a man who accidentally spat on him in the Phnom Penh’s Russei Keo district on Saturday. Police said the victim, 37, was driving his motorbike with his wife when he inadvertently spat on the suspect’s face. The suspect, who has not been identified, then shot the victim in the arm and fled the scene. The victim was hospitalised and police have began searching for the suspect. RASMEI KAMPUCHEA

Student arrested over knife and rock attack
POLICE arrested two high-school students on Saturday in connection with a violent attack on another student in Banteay Meanchey province’s O’Chrou district, while two other suspects remain at large. Police said the four suspects stabbed one victim with a knife and beat him with metal pipes and rocks on Saturday. The victim, who was hospitalised, said it was the second time he had been attacked. He did not mention the motive for the attack. Police said they have launched an investigation in the hope of finding the two remaining suspects. KOH SANTEPHEAP

Relationship issues led to drunken rock attack
A PAIR of young men were arrested after allegedly hurling rocks at a taxi and shattering a window on Friday in Kampong Thom province’s Baray district. Police said the the two men were intoxicated after drinking an entire case of beer when they began chucking rocks at passing cars. The suspects, 17 and 20, were upset because of relationship problems with their girlfriends, police said. The two suspects are awaiting trial. RASMEI KAMPUCHEA

Flower seller’s scream leads police to arrest
A BOTCHED robbery led to the arrest of a 27-year-old man on Saturday in the Capital’s Tuol Kork district. Police said the suspect snatched a flower vendor’s purse and attempted to flee the scene. However, the vendor began to scream, which alerted nearby police officers and led to the arrest. The purse was returned to the victim and the suspect awaits trial. KAMPUCEA THMEY

Young men arrested in police drugs raid
A HANDFUL of men were arrested for alleged drug use at a guesthouse on Saturday in Kampong Thom province’s Baray district. The owner tipped off police that five men were using drugs in one room of the guesthouse, said police. The room was then raided and the five suspects, who police said were all aged about 20 years old, were arrested and are now awaiting trial. KAMPUCHEA THMEY

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