Police Blotter: 18 Oct 2011

Police Blotter: 18 Oct 2011

Grown man steals child’s earrings
A child was allegedly robbed of her earrings by a 29-year-old man in Phnom Penh’s Dangkor district on Saturday. The father of the four-year-old victim said his daughter was playing in front of the suspect’s house, when he emerged from his home and snatched her earrings. The suspect’s neighbour alerted the victim’s father, who then filed a complaint with authorities. The suspect was arrested and is currently awaiting trial.
NOKOR WAT

Dog meat stall scene of violent knife attack
VIOLENCE erupted outside a dog meat vendor in Kandal province’s Ang Snuol district on Friday when three men allegedly attacked two victims with knives. Police said the three suspects in custody became enraged after the victims stared at them while they were eating their meal. The victims were hospitalised with serious injuries after their faces were cut during the brawl. The suspects are being detained in prison pending a trial.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

Mother and son fall foul in wood assault
A MOTHER and her son were the victims of a violent attack in Kandal province’s Kien Svay district on Saturday, which led to the arrest of three men. Police said the three suspects were intoxicated when they approached the victims’ house and began to beat the 30-year-old son with pieces of wood after previously arguing with him. The victim’s 58-year-old mother attempted to stop the attack but the suspects turned their weapons on her and beat her severely. The suspects were detained by police and are now awaiting trial.
NOKOR WAT

Bungled bike theft leads to teen’s arrest
A TEENAGER was arrested following a botched motorbike robbery on Saturday in Battambang province’s Battambang district. The victim, 48, said that he was drinking a cup of coffee at a shop when the 15-year-old suspect attempted to steal his motorbike. The suspect was later apprehended by police and the motorbike was returned to its owner. Police said that while in custody the suspect confessed to committing around 70 prior robberies.
RASMEI KAMPUCHEA

Drugs-in-bread ruse fails for teenager
SMUGGLING drugs into the capital’s Prey Sar prison landed a teenager behind bars on Saturday. Police said the 14-year-old suspect had attempted to bring some bread to his friend in jail, which was revealed during a prison guard’s inspection to contain a hidden package of crystal methamphetamine. The teenager was arrested and is now awaiting trial.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

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