Police Blotter: 18 Nov 2011

Police Blotter: 18 Nov 2011

•Hand severed by sword after squabble
An 18-year-old man was seriously injured on Tuesday after his hand was cut off with a sword in Kampong Cham province’s Cheung Prey district. The man also suffered a serious cut to his back. Police said the victim was attacked on his way home from a party by five men he had argued with earlier at the venue. The five suspects fled the scene, but one suspect was caught later.  Police are still looking for the other four suspects.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

•Moto thief shoots victim, steals new bike
Police are searching for an alleged thief who shot a man in his stomach before stealing his motorbike in Kampong Cham province’s O’Reang-Ou district on Tuesday. The 47-year old victim had just bought a new motorbike and was riding it home when the shooting occurred. The victim remains in a serious condition in hospital. Police are investigating further.
NOKOR WAT

•Random stabbing leaves one in hospital
A man suffered multiple stab wounds to his back and hands after what appears to have been a random attack on Tuesday in Kampong Speu province’s Baset district. Police said the victim was walking home with his wife when a 23-year-old man charged at them with a knife. Local residents came to the aid of the victim and his wife and also helped identify the suspect to police. The suspect was arrested and is awaiting trial.
NOKOR WAT

•Police bust pseudo massage parlour
A brothel owner was arrested and charged on Tuesday after disguising her business in Phnom Penh’s Chamkarmorn district as a massage parlour. Authorities said the 25-year-old woman had set up a façade and was instead offering sex services to patrons. Four other women suspected of being sex workers were caught at the site and detained, but were later released. The brothel owner awaits sentencing.
KAMPURCHEA THMEY

•Bag-snatcher detained by observant onlookers
Police have arrested a 25-year-old woman for attempted theft after she allegedly tried to steal a handbag from a market vendor in Phnom Penh’s Daun Penh district on Wednesday. The woman posed as a shopper before snatching the vendor’s handbag and trying to run away. Other shoppers and vendors intervened and detained the suspect while waiting for police. Authorities said the suspect had confessed after being arrested.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

MOST VIEWED

  • EU officials: Ending EBA an 18-month procedure

    EU officials have confirmed that it will take a total of 18 months to complete the procedure if Cambodia’s preferential Everything But Arms (EBA) trade agreement is to be withdrawn. According to EU Agriculture and Rural Development spokesman Daniel Rosario, the formal process has not

  • IPU slams government claim

    The president of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), Gabriela Cuevas Barron, has refuted a claim by the National Assembly that she “highly appreciated the achievements of Cambodia” in its July national elections with a tweet saying “Of course not!” before adding “No congratulations”. A delegation from

  • Conflict lingers on Paris Accords

    As the Kingdom prepares to commemorate on October 23 the 27th anniversary of the signing of the 1991 Paris Peace Accords, which ushered in an end to nearly two decades of civil war, there is political conflict on whether the tenets of the agreement are still being

  • EU agrees VN trade deal despite rights concerns

    The EU on Wednesday agreed to a free-trade agreement (FTA) with Vietnam, a country described as having a “major rights-abusing government”. This comes amid the 28-nation bloc preparing the procedure for a possible withdrawal of Cambodia’s Everything But Arms (EBA) preferential trade agreement on