Police Blotter: 12 Mar 2012

Police Blotter: 12 Mar 2012

Student gunned down during robbery, dies
A university student, 28, died at hospital after she was robbed and shot on Sunday in the capital’s Tuol Kork district. Police said the victim had been driving her motorcycle to her rented room when a group of men on a few motorcycles knocked her bike over. One of them shot her once in the back and made off with her moto. The victim was hospitalised at Cambodian-Russian Friendship Hospital, but she died an hour later from her injuries. Rasmei Kampuchea

Two arrested after sword and stick fight
Phnom Penh Municipal Court charged two men with causing violence intentionally, and placed them under provisional detention on Friday for fighting. Police said one of the men, a street noodle-vendor, 23, had argued with a 27-year-old construction worker on March 4. The construction worker then bashed the noodle vendor on his head with a wooden stick. The noodle vendor ran to his relative’s home, where he got hold of a sword and continued fighting the construction worker. Rasmei Kampuchea

Woman dead after car hits horse-drawn cart
A couple was hit by a car early on Saturday morning in Takeo province’s Kiri Vong district, killing the wife instantly and breaking the husband’s leg. Police said the couple was driving their horse-drawn cart to a local market when a car collided when their transport. The car sped away afterward, and police said no witnesses have been found thus far. Nokor wat

Thief detained after knife-point robbery
A 30-year-old man was apprehended on Friday for allegedly robbing two tourists in Sihanoukville. Police said the suspect had arrived from Kandal province on Thursday, and the next morning, robbed two female British tourists of US$410 and a mobile phone at knife point when they were reading at the beach. The suspect then attempted to take a bus back to Kandal. Local police arrested him with the help of a motodop driver who had taken him to the bus. Nokorwat

Man arrested one year after alleged robbery
Krakor district police in Pursat province arrested a 45-year-old man on Friday for robbery and receiving stolen property last year. Police said the provincial court had issued an arrest warrant after a victim, who had allegedly been robbed by him, filed a complaint with district police. The suspect had fled, but was spotted by patrolling police on Friday night and arrested. Nokorwat


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