Police Blotter: 14 May 2012

Police Blotter: 14 May 2012

Students suffer from masked mugging
Two female university students were robbed at knifepoint in the capital’s Chamkarmon district on Friday. They said two masked men forced them to stop as they were riding home from school when they grabbed their bags, which held a large amount of money and their mobile phones. Police said investigations were under way. Kampuchea Thmey

Friendship proves fatal for Kampot drinker
A 37-year-old man was stabbed to death by his drinking companions in Kampot province’s Ban­teay Meas district on Friday. Police said the man had appeared to be friendly with his assailants, and they had been drinking together before the quarrel broke out. The suspects were known by the police as they were all residents of the same village and would be arrested, said police. Koh Santepheap

Husband allegedly stabs wife to death then flees
A woman was allegedly killed by her husband on Friday in Sihanoukville. Police said the 37-year-old’s husband had stabbed her in the head at their home, and she had died at the scene. Neighbours said the husband had been provoked to jealousy by his wife’s long conversations with another man and a relative. Police said they were on the lookout for the suspect. Koh Santepheap

Drug dealers busted by cops in capital
Three men were arrested for drug trafficking on Saturday in the capital’s Sen Sok district. Police apprehended the men as they sold the drugs outside their home and seized five packages of ya ma. When questioned, the men admitted to selling drugs every day. They have since been sent to court. Koh Santepheap

Railway bandits nabbed for stealing train tracks
Police in Kampong Chhnang province arrested two men for stealing railway tracks on Friday. Police said a neighbour had filed a complaint that the metal tracks were disappearing day by day. During a nighttime investigation, police caught the two men red-handed. The men said they had been selling the tracks to make a living. Kampuchea Thmey

Translated by Sen David

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