Police Blotter: 14 Mar 2012

Police Blotter: 14 Mar 2012

Authorities nab alleged accomplice to shooting
An alleged accomplice to a shooting was arrested on Sunday in Pursat province’s Veal Veng district. Police said the suspect is responsible for giving a gun to the two shooting suspects, who then shot a man who was sleeping in his home. The suspects seriously injured the victim and escaped. Upon investigation, police were able to locate the alleged accomplice, who said he had bought the gun to use for hunting, but then had given it to the shooting suspects. The accomplice was arrested and awaits trial, while police are searching for the two suspected triggermen. Koh Santepheap

Violence erupts among students, one injured
A teen was seriously injured after a violent brawl erupted between two groups of students from rival high schools on Monday in the capital’s Meanchey district. As many as 10 students were involved in the fight, in which the assailants used swords and rocks to attack each other, police reported. When police intervened, only one student, an 18-year-old, was arrested, while the others fled the scene.  Kampuchea Thmey

Police searching for pair that left man for dead
Found stabbed and bleeding to death on the street on Monday in Kampot province’s Teuk Chhou district, a 28-year-old man is now recovering from his wounds in the provincial hospital. The victim told police he was driving home from a party when two men attacked and stabbed him, leaving him for dead. The victim said he did not get a good look at the suspects because they were wearing helmets; police are searching for them. Kampuchea Thmey

Bag-snatching thieves captured by authorities
Two thieves were nabbed by police on Monday in Sihanoukville after they were caught trying to make away with a tourist’s bag on the beach. Police said the pair snatched the bag while the tourist was swimming, but were arrested immediately. The bag, which contained a camera and a laptop, was returned to its rightful owner. Kampuchea Thmey

Quintuplet detained for alleged drug trafficking
Police in Banteay Meanchey’s Mongkol Borei district arrested five men suspected of drug trafficking on Monday. When arrested, police said the suspects were in possession of nine pills of illegal drugs, as well as drug paraphernalia. Police said that the suspects frequently used drugs and were known to sell drugs throughout the province. Rasmei Kampuchea


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