Police Blotter: 12 Apr 2012

Police Blotter: 12 Apr 2012

Fight at dance party ends with murder
A Khmer New Year party ended in tragedy when a 22-year-old man was shot dead in Kampong Cham’s Tombe district yesterday. Police said the victim had been involved in a fight at the dance, which police were forced to break up. They suggested he had been shot by one of the other men taking part in the violence and said he had died on the way to hospital. All the other men escaped before they could be arrested. Rasmei Kampuchea

Assault victim dies, police have no leads
A 20-year-old man was murdered in Kampong town yesterday. Police said the victim, who was bleeding heavily, had approached  patrolling officers on his motorbike and alleged he had been beaten up. Police sent him to court, but he died before providing a statement or clues to the assailant’s identity or details of the incident. Police are investigating the crime. Kampuchea Thmey

Thieving duo nabbed in capital after robbery
Two men were arrested for burglary in Phnom Penh’s Daun Penh district on Tuesday. The victim said he woke in the morning to find three mobile phones and cash were missing from his home and immediately filed a complaint with police. After investigation, police identified a pair of suspects who were selling phones and detained them for questioning. When the items were identified as belonging to the victim, they confessed to the crime. Koh Santepheap

Armed thief sticks up teen and her mother
A teenager girl was relieved of her motorbike at gunpoint in Phnom Penh’s Porsen Chey district yesterday. Police said an armed man had threatened the 16-year-old while she and her mother were on their way home from the market. He fired three shots in the air and took the motorbike. Neither of the women was injured. Koh Santepheap

Police detain pair of alleged bag-snatchers
A Vetnamese duo were arrested in the capital’s Tuol Kork district yesterday after they were accused of snatching a purse. Police said the victim’s purse was stolen as she left the market after a shopping trip. She called for help and the two men were stopped by local residents who responded. The pair allegedly admitted the offence to police and confessed that it was not the first time they had committed such a crime. Koh Santepheap

Translated by Phak Seangly

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