Police Blotter: 14 Aug 2012

Police Blotter: 14 Aug 2012

Man murdered in home invasion in B Meanchey
A 22-year-old man’s bloody corpse was found on Sunday in Banteay Meanchey’s Sisophon district, allegedly the result of a group of shady men who barged into his home hours before the apparent murder. Neighbours told police the man had been alone for most of the day, and they thought the suspects were his relatives, which allowed the men to flee with ease. Police are on the hunt for the criminals. Kampuchea Thmey

Gangster gets stoned, is picked up by police
A memberof a trio of gangsters was arrested in Phnom Penh’s Por Sen Chey district on Sunday after a shambolic battle with a rival four-member gang. The seven delinquents flung stones at one another, with one man being seriously injured and subsequently arrested. By the time police arrived, the six other gangsters had dispersed. Police are still looking for them. Koh Santepheap

Russey Keo ‘unsafe’, but its thieves are honest
A man was arrested on Sunday in Phnom Penh’s Russei Keo district after he and a friend tried to break into a resident’s house. Police called the neighbourhood unsafe, adding that they had ramped up patrols in the area after a slew of robberies had been reported. Police said they watched the suspect attempt to enter the home while the owner slept. They then chased the suspect and pinned him down. In a moment of sincerity, the suspect admitted to police this was, in fact, not his first robbery attempt. He was sent to court. Deum Ampil

Meanchey district hero is his brother’s keeper
In an act of sheer selflessness, a man crossing a road in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district on Sunday pushed his younger brother away from an oncoming speeding car, himself then bearing the brunt of a horrific crash. The car’s dangerous driver fled the scene on foot, and the brave elder brother was sent to hospital with critical injuries. Police have confiscated the car for further investigations and are still looking for the suspect. Rasmey Kampuchea

Moto thief plays field, loses his stolen loot
A stolen motorcycle sitting in a secluded rice field was found by police in Sihanoukville on Saturday. The thief, hovering nearby, fled when he caught sight of the police, running into a wild forest. Police returned the motorcycle to its owner and are still seeking the suspect. Rasmey Kampuchea

Translated by Sen David


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