Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Police Blotter: 14 Nov 2011




Police Blotter: 14 Nov 2011

Police Blotter: 14 Nov 2011

Police catch motorbike thief a year after crime
Police arrested a man last Tuesday in the capital’s Chamkarmon district for the alleged robbery of a motorbike almost one year ago. The two victims of the robbery said they were driving around Phnom Penh during the Water Festival last year, when the 29-year-old suspect and several accomplices stole their motorbike. Police said the suspect in custody admitted to the robbery, but claimed he sold the bike for US$700. The suspect will be detained until trial. Police are searching for his accomplices, who remain at large.
KAMPUCHEA THMEY

Woman robbed while husband out drinking
A mother was robbed at knifepoint while her husband was out drinking with friends last Wednesday in Battambang province’s Kors Kralor district. Police said the victim was in bed with her two-month-old child when a suspect wearing a mask entered the residence, held a knife to her neck and stole US $125, as well as her necklace. Police are trying to ascertain suspects.
RASMEI KAMPUCHEA

Group attack badly injures three friends
A teenager was seriously injured after he and two of his friends were attacked last Wednesday night in Svay Rieng province’s Svay Tiep district. The brother of the injured teen said the victims of the attack had been driving home from a celebration at a pagoda when they were accosted by a group of 10 men who beat them with sticks. Several of the suspects were arrested and released with a warning.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

Labourer leads officers to suspected broker
An alleged human trafficking broker, suspected of transporting labourers across the border to illegally work in Thailand, was arrested on Thursday in Kampong Chhnang province. Police were tipped off about the suspected broker by a labourer who was arrested in Battambang province in August for attempting to cross the Thai-Cambodia border. Upon arrest, the 44-year-old suspect was sent to Battambang to await trial.
RASMEI KAMPUCHEA

Escaped moto thief returns behind bars
A man who escaped from a police station on a stolen motorbike was recaptured last Tuesday in Pursat province’s Krakor district. Police said they had originally arrested the 20-year-old suspect for petty theft, but on Monday night he escaped from the police station on one of the officers’ motorbike. Police caught the suspect the next day and sent him back to the station, where he will be detained until his trial at the Pursat provincial court.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

MOST VIEWED

  • Without shoes or a helmet, a young cyclist steals the show

    Pech Theara gripped the curved handlebars of his rusty old bike, planted his bare feet on its pedals and stormed as fast as he could towards the finish line. The odds were against him as the 13-year-old faced off against kids with nicer bikes at

  • Phnom Penh-Sihanoukville expressway on schedule

    The construction of the more than $1.9 billion Phnom Penh-Sihanoukville Expressway has not been delayed despite the Covid-19 pandemic, with more than 26 per cent of the project completed and expected to finish in about two years, according to Ministry of Public Works and Transport secretary of

  • Over 110 garment factories close

    A government official said on November 22 that at least 110 garment factories had closed in the first nine months of the year and left more than 55,000 workers without jobs – but union leaders worry those numbers could be much higher. Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training undersecretary

  • Singapore group seeks $14M in damages from PPSP over ‘breach of contract’

    Singapore-based Asiatic Group (Holdings) Ltd is seeking a minimum of $14.4 million relief from Cambodia Securities Exchange (CSX)-listed Phnom Penh Special Economic Zone Plc (PPSP) for allegedly breaching a power plant joint venture (JV) agreement. Asiatic Group’s wholly-owned Colben System Pte Ltd and 95 per

  • PM vows to protect Hun family

    Prime Minister Hun Sen has vowed to continue his fight against opposition politicians who he said intend to smash the Hun family. Without naming the politicians but apparently referring to former leaders of the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), Hun Sen said there

  • Cambodia lauded for fight against Covid-19

    Cambodia has drawn global accolades for its handling of the Covid-19 pandemic, with a new report finding that the Kingdom has controlled the pandemic better than any other country in Asia. Dr Takeshi Kasai, director of the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) Western Pacific region,