Police Blotter: 14 Feb 2012

Police Blotter: 14 Feb 2012

Prostitute suspect in woman’s cleaver killing
A 54-year-old woman was found hacked to death on Monday in the capital’s Tuol Kork district. Police said the woman’s husband, 60, found his wife dead in a pool of blood in their home. The woman, a café shop owner, had been hacked several times in the head and other parts of her body with a cleaver. A 35-year-old prostitute who stayed with the victim also disappeared. Police are suggesting that she was involved in murdering the woman, and that revenge and robbery motivated the killing. Koh Santepheap  

Woman killed by home-made tractor
A woman, 52, died on Friday after being run over by a tractor in Banteay Meanchey province’s Svay Chek district. Police said that the woman and her husband, 55, were on the way home on their makeshift tractor on a bumpy forest road when the wife accidentally fell. The tractor ran over her, leaving her seriously injured. She died the same day of her injuries, leaving behind five children. NOKOR WAT

Thieving pair attack couple, steal moto
A Vietnames couple were attacked by two men on Thursday in the capital’s Dangkor district. Police said the 39-year-old Vietnamese man, a blacksmith, and his 30-year-old wife, a hairdresser, were on their way home when two men blocked their way with a motorcycle and hit their heads with a walkie-talkie. They then escaped on the victims’ motorcycle. The couple were badly injured and have been sent to hospital. Koh Santepheap

Brothers dupe Kreng duo, swipe motorbike
POLICE in Stung Treng province’s Sesan district arrested a pair of brothers, aged 28 and 34, on Friday for allegedly stealing a motorcycle in Ratanakkiri province. Ratanakkiri police said the suspects offered to take the victims – two Kreng men aged 15 and 25 – job-hunting in Ratana-kkiri province. The brothers then robbed the victims of their motorcycle in a quiet place and escaped. Stung Treng police who arrested the suspects and seized the stolen motorcycle along with a mobile phone turned the materials over to Ratanakkiri police. KOH SANTEPHEAP

Drunken man arrested after kicking traffic cop
A 45-YEAR-OLD drunk was apprehended by traffic police on Sunday in Siem Reap town after he allegedly kicked a traffic police official. Authorities said the man was riding his motorcycle drunk when he stopped at a spot where traffic police were stationed and kicked one of them before fleeing. The traffic police chased and arrested the suspect, who confessed and apologized to the police officer.  Kampuchea Thmey


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