Police Blotter: 16 Aug 2012

Police Blotter: 16 Aug 2012

Villagers stumble on man’s bloodied body
Mystery shrouds the death of a man, believed to be in his early 20s, in Kandal’s Sasang district on Monday. Police arrived to find a group of villagers clustered around the road’s edge, where the dead man’s body lay, covered in blood. His injuries were so extensive, police still do not know his identity, but have confirmed he was brutally murdered. Police are seeking the victim’s relatives and the suspect. Kampuchea Thmey

Careless tractor theft allows for easy arrest
A rusty rice tractor, left by its owner in a rice field, was nicked by foolish thieves in Pursat’s Bakan district on Sunday. Police said the men, in full sight of the tractor’s owner, cavorted into the field and drove the vehicle away. The victim seared the suspects’ faces into his memory and called police, who arrested the men the following day. They sheepishly confessed to the crime and were sent to court. Kampuchea Thmey

Man courts the wrong girl, lands in hospital
A daring 23-year-old, attempting to woo a gangster’s sweetheart, was seriously injured in Phnom Penh’s Por Sen Chey district on Sunday after the thug’s posse allegedly set upon him in a fit of rage. The victim claimed he did not know the lassie was taken, and was beaten until he almost died. The hoodlums all escaped and police are still on the hunt for them, while the victim remains in hospital. Deum Ampil

Fancy car hits moto, driver hits the road
A luxury car driver with his foot clamped down on the pedal almost killed a man on Sunday in Phnom Penh’s Daun Penh district. The Toyota Hilux Vigo collided with the man, travelling on a motorcycle, breaking his leg. The suspect fled the scene in the car, with witnesses suggesting he was blitzed on booze. The victim was hospitalised and the police are still seeking the suspect. Kampuchea Thmey

Romantic ride sours when thief nabs purse
An unsuspecting female motorcycle passenger had her purse snatched from her lap in Phnom Penh’s Daun Penh district on Monday. The victim, enjoying a riverside jaunt with her fiancé, watched in horror as the man seized the bag, while her lover skipped off the bike and chased the suspect. Police arrived and scoured the area, finally arresting the 28-year-old and sending him to court. Rasmei Kampuchea

Translated by Sen David