Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Police Blotter: 13 Dec 2011



Police Blotter: 13 Dec 2011

Police Blotter: 13 Dec 2011

•Wife stabbed me in fit of drunken rage, man says
A 48-year-old man was hospitalised after his wife stabbed him while drunk on  Sunday in Banteay Meanchey’s Mongkol Borei district. According to the victim, his wife, 47, regularly beat and cut him with a knife while drunk, and their three children had also been a target of her abuse.  The man had not gone to police because he feared his family would be broken up. His injuries were so severe that his neighbour sent him to hospital, where police quest-ioned him. The wife is in jail awaiting trial.
Koh Santepheap

•Woman shot in failed jewellery robbery
A woman, 53, was shot during an attempted robbery by two men on Sunday in Phnom Penh’s Tuol Kork district. According to the woman’s neighbours, the robbers threatened her with a gun and told her to hand over her necklace and bracelet. The woman took off her jewellery but threw it into the house, angering the robbers, who then shot her.  The victim is in hospital, and police are looking for the robbers.
Koh Santepheap

•Head-on crash leads to road-rage stabbing
A knife-wielding group of four men attacked a man following a head-on motorbike collision on Sunday in Phnom Penh’s Daun Penh district. After the collision, the four men attacked the man, hitting and cutting him with a knife. The victim is in hospital with serious injuries to his head and back. Police are investigating.
Nokor Wat

•Cry for help thwarts moto thief’s getaway
A moto driver had his motorbike retrieved quickly after it was stolen when parked in a market in Phnom Penh’s Dangkor district on Sunday. When the driver, 33, noticed his bike being stolen, he cried for help.  Bystanders, including a security guard, went after the thief, who surrendered quickly to his pursuers. The suspect awaits trial.
Nokor Wat

•‘Gambling losses’ turn test drive into car theft
A 24-year-old man was arrested after attempting to steal a car in Phnom Penh’s Tuol Kork district on Sunday. According to the 36- year-old car owner, the suspect posed as a potential buyer for the car. After test-driving it, the suspect stayed in the car while the owner got out, and quickly drove away. The owner went to police, who were able to apprehend the thief while he was driving the stolen car. The suspect said he was trying to make up for $20,000 in gambling losses at NagaWorld. He awaits trial.
Kampuchea Thmei

MOST VIEWED

  • Municipal hall releases map detailing colour coded Covid risks by commune

    Phnom Penh municipal governor Khuong Sreng released an official map detailing the red, yellow and dark yellow zones within the city under the new lockdown orders for Phnom Penh announced on April 26. The designation of red, dark yellow and yellow corresponds to areas with high,

  • Inter-provincial travel ban lifted; Phnom Penh and Takmao not exempted

    The government on April 25 decided to lift the inter-provincial travel ban and the closure of tourist attractions across the country, effectively immediately. The travel ban and closures of all resorts were imposed on April 6 and 17 respectively in a bid to curb the spread of Covid-19,

  • Phnom Penh unveils rules for post-lockdown transition

    The Phnom Penh Municipal Administration issued a set of detailed guidelines for the seven days to May 12 after the capital emerges from lockdown at the onset of May 6. In the 14-page document signed by municipal governor Khuong Sreng released on the evening of May 5, the

  • Phnom Penh, Takmao lockdown extended for another week

    The government late on April 26 announced an extension of lockdown in Phnom Penh and adjacent Takmao town in Kandal province for another seven days – or longer if residents do not comply with Covid-19 preventive measures and the community outbreak does not subside – until May 5. According

  • Gov't mulls extension of Phnom Penh, Takmao lockdown

    The Inter-ministerial National Commission for the Control and Enforcement of Lockdown held a video conference meeting on April 25 to review a draft document on the extension of lockdown in Phnom Penh and adjacent Kandal province’s Takmao town. The meeting was chaired by Minister of

  • Gov’t issues guidelines as lockdown nears end

    The government has issued a five-page set of instructions to be enforced when the three-week lockdown of Phnom Penh and adjacent Takmao town in Kandal province ends on May 6. According to an announcement signed by Prime Minister Hun Sen on May 4, the instructions cover a