Police Blotter: 12 Apr 2010

Police Blotter: 12 Apr 2010

POLICE

EDUCATE, DON'T INCRIMINATE: VICTIM
A roadside vendor wants authorities to step in and offer an “education” to a 27-year-old man who posed as a security guard, demanded money, then allegedly struck him when he wouldn’t hand over the cash. The vendor, who sells pens and cigarettes on the side of a road in Phnom Penh’s Prampi Makara district, said the drunken 27-year-old wobbled up to him and asked to be paid taxes based on the vendor’s earnings last Thursday. The victim said he does not plan to file an official complaint to his local police; rather, he wants authorities to merely teach the 27-year-old suspect a lesson.
DEUM AMPIL

MAN ACCUSED OF HANGING BOY, 16
A 27-year-old man in Kampong Cham province has been arrested after he was accused of killing a 16-year-old boy by hanging him from a tree. Police alleged that the suspect struck the boy until he fell unconscious, then strung him up from a tree. The suspect, however, said he neither hit nor hanged the boy, though he did say he asked the boy for money before his body turned up. Police have sent the case to the provincial court.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

MAN GETS RUN OVER; CULPRIT DRIVES OFF
An elderly man in Pursat province died after a container lorry crashed into him while he was driving on National Road 5. Police said the man died instantly. Villagers at the scene said the lorry was being driven very fast even though there was low visibility at night. They also said that the driver fled the scene of the crash, not bothering to see what had happened. Police have not yet identified the culprit following the incident, which happened on Thursday.
KAMPUCHEA THMEY

UNINTENDED ENDING FOR JEWELLERY THIEF
A man who was allegedly part of a group that broke into a jeweller’s house last Wednesday in Kandal province and allegedly threatened its occupants at gunpoint was rewarded for his efforts by being shot. Police said six alleged thieves broke into the house, which was home to a jewellery and money-changing business. The woman told police she was watching TV with her children when one of the robbers stuck a handgun against her body and threatened her. What the suspect wasn’t counting on, however, were the actions of the woman’s husband, who promptly shot the robber. The rest of the group quickly fled the house, though they did manage to escape with 105 grams of platinum as well as US$300 in cash. Police said they have identified the suspects.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

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