Police Blotter: 16 Mar 2012

Police Blotter: 16 Mar 2012

Wedding scuffle leads to arrest of guest
A 29-year-old man was arrested for allegedly attacking another man at a wedding party in Kampot province’s Chumkiri district on Tuesday. Police said the suspect had been angered when the victim, 28, accused him of taking his water bottle. The two argued, and the suspect assaulted the victim with a chair from the wedding, causing him to bleed heavily. The suspect escaped but police later arrested him at his house.  Rasmei Kampuchea

Teen attacked from behind, jewellery stolen
A woman, 18, was assaulted and robbed of her jewellery in Kampot town on Tuesday. Police said the woman was on her way home from a wedding party and was walking in a secluded area when a man knocked her unconscious from behind. Her ring, necklace and mobile phone were missing when she regained consciousness. Villagers sent her to hospital. Kampuchea Thmey

Police catch ‘robber’ selling stolen goods
Police in the capital’s Por Senchey district arrested a 24-year-old man for alleged burglary on Tuesday. A woman, 28, who had gone to her home town in Kampong Cham for a few days, found her house in disarray when she returned. Her television, radio, laptop, money and assorted goods were also missing. Police spotted the suspect as he was attempting to sell the stolen property and arrested him immediately. Koh Santepheap

Cigarette thief nabbed while leaving work
Military police in the capital’s Prampi Makara district arrested an employee of a cigarette company for stealing cigarettes from work on Tuesday. Police said the company had filed a complaint when a large number of cigarettes went missing. Police apprehended the suspect, 27, as he was smuggling 15 boxes of cigarettes out of work in his car. When questioned, the suspect admitted to the thefts and said he had previously stolen many boxes of cigarettes. Kampuchea Thmey

Crash sends elderly woman to hospital
A 73-year-old woman was seriously injured when a motorcycle crashed into her in Kampong Speu province’s Kong Pisei district on Wednesday. Police said the 22-year-old driver of the moto was speeding when he hit the woman while she was crossing the street. The driver was arrested immediately and the woman was rushed to hospital. Rasmei Kampuchea

Translated by Sen David

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