Police Blotter: 14 June 2012

Police Blotter: 14 June 2012

Wife says found skeleton that of long-lost husband
A lumberjack found the skeleton of a 28-year-old man next to an abandoned motorcycle in a bamboo forest in Kampong Cham province’s Memot district on Monday. A 26-year-old woman told police that the remains belong to her long-lost husband, who used to work at a rubber plantation in the area and disappeared last November. The woman thought her husband had taken a lover and left the family, but told police it was his remains found 10 kilometres from their house. Police have not determined the cause of the man’s death. Nokor Wat

Arrested teen denies woman’s break-in tale
A 56-year-old woman was awakened by a knife when sleeping in her house under construction in Phnom Penh’s Tuol Kork district on Tuesday, but the 18-year-old robber escaped as she had shouted for help, the woman said. Police arrested the young man on the same day, but he denied the charge. He said he was sleeping at his own rented room at that time. Police detained him for more investigation. Koh Santepheap

Spouses double-team creditor over TV set
A man allegedly injured his wife’s creditor on Sunday in Takeo province’s Bati district. The man’s wife borrowed $30 from a 46-year-old woman, and the creditor came to collect the money on Sunday. As the wife didn’t have any cash, she promised to return the money later. But the woman attempted to take their TV set, leading to a scuffle. To help his wife, the husband punched the woman in the head. Police arrested the husband and sent him to court. Koh Sanstepheap

Young boy, 9, killed by motorcycle in Kandal
A speeding motorcycle killed a 9-year-old boy on Tuesday as he was crossing National Route 1 in Kandal province’s Kien Svay district. The boy was running across the road to buy some food, when an RX motorcycle hit him. The crash killed the boy immediately and injured the 28-year-old driver. Police said that the motorcycle had been driving very fast and out of control. The driver was hospitalised. Kampuchea Thmey

Hack attack leaves duo injured, hospitalised
Two men, aged 18 and 20, were seriously injured when hacked by a gang on their way to a party on Sunday in Kampong Chhnang’s Kampong Tralach district. Nine men were driving five motorcycles to a house-warming party, when a gang of more than 10 men blocked their way and hacked them with knives and cleavers, leaving two injured and hospitalised. The victims’ family said that the attack was not revenge because they didn’t have any arguments with others. Police are searching for the attackers. Kampuchea Thmey

Translated by Phak Seangly

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