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

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