Police Blotter: 18 May 2010

Police Blotter: 18 May 2010

POLICE

MAJOR DRUNKENLY SPRAYS BULLETS
Police arrested three men from the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces on Saturday after a major fired nine bullets into the air and into the earth in Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district, military police said. Major Sum Veng, who was arrested along with his two assistants, told police that he was too drunk and was out of control when he opened fire. He said he fired the shots because he was angry at his brother in law, who refused to join him in a toast at his daughter’s birthday party.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

GARBAGE MAN TAKES AXE TO LABOURER
A rubbish collector has been charged with attempted murder after he allegedly struck a man in the neck with an axe in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district Friday, district police said. Tith Vanna, 48, attacked 23-year-old construction worker Houy Bunthet after he tried to break up an argument between Tith Vanna and his wife, police said. The victim was sent to Calmette hospital for treatment but doctors told his family that he has no hope of surviving.
KAMPUCHEA THMEY

WOMEN BEATEN IN ARMED ROBBERY
A 50-year-old woman was left bound and unconscious by three men who stole US$500 from a house in Raing Kesey commune in Battambang province’s Sangke district Thursday, commune police said. Sor Samay, Raing Kesey commune police chief, said Chhouy Saran told police that she was woken up by three robbers armed with knives who beat her with their knees and elbows before stealing her money. Police do not have any suspects.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

MAN BEATEN DOWN FOR NO REASON
A 25-year-old man was knocked off his motorbike and beaten by gangsters in Kampong Chhnang town, Kampong Chhnang province Friday, district police said. Duch Reasmey suffered mild facial injuries, a witness said, after he was attacked by five men for no apparent reason. Police said they know the identity of the attackers.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

MOTORBIKE SWIPED FROM RICE FIELD
Two of three thieves accused of stealing a farmer’s motorbike in Takeo province’s Prey Kabas district on Friday have been arrested, district police said. Chum Chhoeun, the district police chief, said the unattended motorbike was stolen from a rice paddy where 18-year-old farmer Sok Prum Vathanak was working. One of the thieves remains on the run, police said.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

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