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Police Blotter: 14 May 2010

Police Blotter: 14 May 2010

POLICE

ALLEGED ROBBERS SHOOT ACCOMPLICE
A man is dead after a group of thieves allegedly attempted to rob a family in Kampong Speu province, but ended up shooting an accomplice instead. Police said the group of five suspects tried to rob the family Wednesday. But one of the would-be thieves was shot dead when his friend mistook him for the house’s owner. When the suspects realised what they had done, they grabbed their friend and ran away. Police said they found three bullets on the ground at the scene. They also said that they knew the identity of all the suspects and planned to arrest them. KAMPUCHEA THMEY

DEAL FAILS: MAN WILL FACE COURT INSTEAD

A man in Pursat province is facing court prosecution for a traffic accident that saw one person die Wednesday. Police say the suspect, a 24-year-old man, drove his motorbike at a high velocity and slammed into a 20-year-old student who was riding her bicycle. The man tried to pay 2 million riels (US$477) in compensation to the family, but they demanded quadruple the amount. Instead, the family asked police to arrest the man.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

ALLEGED WIRE THIEF ARRESTED IN CAPITAL

A man has been arrested for allegedly stealing electrical wire at the construction site of the new Council of Ministers building in Phnom Penh’s Prampi Makara district. The 28-year-old man, who worked as head of the air-conditioning section on the construction site, was arrested Monday after a security guard claimed to have seen the suspect stealing. The suspect allegedly confessed, saying it was the first time he had ever stolen and that he had done so only because he had no money to buy rice.
KAMPUCHEA THMEY

DRUG USERS NABBED IN RENTED ROOM

Three people in Phnom Penh are facing drug trafficking charges after they were arrested in a rented room in Phnom Penh’s Chamkarmon district. Police reported finding the suspects with 19 packets of drugs and drug paraphernalia in the rented room. Police said two of the suspects lived with each other in the room. Another suspect was there to sell the couple drugs, police said. The three suspects are being kept at Prey Sar prison. RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

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