Police Blotter: 18 May 2012

Police Blotter: 18 May 2012

Man gets out of jail, steals, returns to jail
A 26-year-old  man was arrested for stealing a motorcycle in the capital’s Daun Penh district on Tuesday, just days after being released from jail. Police said the suspect had broken into the moto owner’s house to steal it, but was arrested by patrolling police. When questioned, he admitted to the theft and said it was not the first time he had committed such a crime. Rasmey Kampuchea

Student found dead along the riverside
A university student was found dead along the riverside on Tuesday in the capital’s Daun Penh district. Police said a person strolling along the riverside discovered the body and notified the police. It was likely that the student was murdered and then thrown into the river, police said. Kampuchea Thmey

Tuk-tuk/moto collision kills pregnant woman
A pregnant woman died in a traffic accident in Kandal province’s Kien Svay district on Tuesday. Police said the 26-year-old was speeding home from the market on a motorcycle when she crashed into a tuk-tuk. Police rushed her to hospital but medical staff could not save her. Kampuchea Thmey

Two meth smokers arrested in capital
Police in the capital’s Sen Sok district arrested two men for smoking methamphetamines on Tuesday. Police said the two men, aged 20 and 21, had been spotted smoking in a secluded area. When approached by police, they tried to get away. They failed. The two men admitted they were using drugs and said they had previously delivered drugs too. Police have sent the men to court. Koh Santepheap

Alleged thieves caught after crashing moto
Two men were arrested in the capital’s Dangkor district on Wednesday after an alleged robbery. Police said the two men, aged 26 and 24, along with another two accomplices, had stolen a motorcycle and bag from a woman. Two of them escaped, but the other pair crashed their motorcycle while riding away and were apprehended. Koh Santepheap

Translated by Sen David

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