Police Blotter: 16 May 2012

Police Blotter: 16 May 2012

Man stabs son-in-law in back with rice blade
A 69-year-old man stabbed his son-in-law to death in Kampong Speu province’s Odong district on Monday, said police. The younger man, 25, was repairing a motorcycle when his father-in-law stabbed him from behind with a blade used for harvesting rice. Police arrested the suspect before he could escape, and the victim later died at the hospital. According to the suspect’s wife, the pair had never got along and had been arguing that day. Rasmey Kampuchea

Threesome arrested for fake donation drive
Three men were arrested for collecting money under fraudulent pretences on Monday in Poipet commune in Banteay Meanchey province’s O’Chrou district. Police said the trio had gone door to door asking for donations to build a pagoda. A number of villagers had become suspicious and filed a complaint with police. When arrested, the men were unable to give further details on the pagoda and admitted they had been lying. They were detained by police to be educated. Koh Santepheap

Shopping spree turns out to be attempted theft
A teenage girl was arrested for stealing a ring in a market in the capital’s Sen Sok district on Sunday. Police said the 18-year-old had pretended to be interested in buying jewellery. When a gold vendor took out a ring to show her, she snatched it and ran. Security guards at the market detained her and sent her to the police. Kampuchea Thmey

Man’s lights almost put out while fixing lamp
A 32-year-old man was shot six times and critically wounded in Pursat province’s Kandieng district on Monday. Police said the victim had been repairing a lamp in his house when a man wearing a helmet entered and shot him repeatedly in the body and legs. The assailant then escaped. The victim was sent to hospital. Police said the shooting was likely the result of a feud. Koh Santepheap

Moto lending ends in sale for borrower
A man, 29, was arrested for selling his friend’s motorcycle without his permission in the capital’s Sen Sok district on Sunday. The motorcycle’s owner, 25, said he had gone drinking with his friend, who asked to borrow his moto. The next morning, his friend did not return the vehicle as planned. Afraid that he had been cheated, he notified the police. The moto “borrower” admitted to police that he had already sold the motorcycle. Kampuchea Thmey

Translated by Sen David

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