Police Blotter: 15 Mar 2012

Police Blotter: 15 Mar 2012

Police hunt man for father-in-law’s murder
Sampov Loun district police in Battambang province are searching for a 25-year-old man who allegedly killed his father-in-law on Monday night. Police said the victim, 43, had returned home drunk and fought with his wife. The younger man then intervened to protect his mother-in-law, resulting in a scuffle. Grabbing a long-handled cleaver, the son-in-law hacked his father-in-law in the head and twice in the neck. The victim died at the scene. Koh Santepheap

Drunken man nabbed after injuring friend
A man, 52, was arrested on Monday for allegedly injuring his drinking companion in Banteay Meanchey province’s Malai district. Police said the suspect and the victim, 57, were drinking together when the suspect smashed a glass on the victim’s head. The victim was critically injured and sent to the provincial hospital.  When arrested, the suspect admitted to the charges, saying that he could not help himself as he was intoxicated. Koh Santepheap

Teens arrested for string of robberies
Four teenagers were arrested on Monday for a string of alleged burglaries in the capital. Russei Keo district police said many victims had filed complaints after their properties went missing earlier in the month. Police first arrested one suspect at a coffee-shop and confiscated a motorcycle, gun and nine bullets. Three other men were later apprehended, and police seized a few motorcycles, some drugs and tools suspected of use in the burglaries. Kampuchea Thmey

Motorbike thief caught, turned over to police
Villagers caught a 28-year-old man and turned him over to police yesterday as he attempted to steal an old motorcycle in the capital’s Russei Keo district. Police said the motorcycle’s owner, a 30-year-old fruit vendor, had parked her motorcycle to sell fruit when the suspect grabbed it and tried to escape. When questioned, the suspect admitted to the attempted theft, saying two accomplices had dropped him at the scene to steal the motorcycle. Kampuchea Thmey

Woman assaulted on her way to a wedding
A bridesmaid, 19, was injured and robbed of her jewellery on Monday in Kampot town on her way home from the wedding. The victim said she was walking alone around 9:30pm when a man attacked her with a wooden stick twice in the head and chest, knocking her unconscious. When she came to, her jewellery was gone. Police said revenge motivated the robbery. Nokorwat

Translated by Phak Seangly

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