Police Blotter: 19 Jan 2012

Police Blotter: 19 Jan 2012

Police catch bovine thieves red-handed
Five men were arrested in Kampong Speu province’s Phnom Sruoch district on Tuesday for stealing cows. Authorities said villagers had filed a report with police that their cows were disappearing. Villagers said they typically hid their cows behind houses or in the fields to prevent theft, but recently a growing number of the animals were going missing. Police conducted surveillance and caught the perpetrators in the act as they were attempting to steal another cow. The five suspects were sent to court to await trial, and the cow was returned to its rightful owner.  Rasmei Kampuchea

Fisherman finds body floating in sea
A man believed to be in his mid-20s was found dead in the sea in Koh Kong province on Tuesday. Police said a fisherman discovered the corpse floating in the water. Authorities have not been able to identify the man, but hope to find his family soon. As there were no wounds or evidence of foul play, authorities suspect the victim had probably drowned. Rasmei Kampuchea

Masked gunman steals motorbike
A 40-year-old man was robbed of a motorcycle in  Phnom Penh’s Russei Keo district on Wednesday. Police said a masked gunman entered the victim’s house and threatened to shoot him. The gunman
then stole his motorcycle. The victim shouted for assistance from his neighbours, but the robber had escaped before anyone could help. Koh Santepheap

Alleged drug trafficker detained by authorities
A YOUNG woman was sent to the Battambang provincial court on Tuesday on charges of drug trafficking. Police arrested the 23-year-old  while she was allegedly making a sale to a customer. Police had long suspected her to be a drug dealer notorious in the area, but did not have the evidence to arrest her previously. Koh Santepheap

Sticky-fingered teen arrested for stealing
A teenager was arrested after he attempted to steal a mobile phone in the capital’s Prampi Makara district on Tuesday. Police said the 16-year-old suspect had tried to break into a vehicle and steal the phone, but was caught red-handed by the owner and immediately sent to the police station. According to the suspect, he and an accomplice were tempted by the sight of the modern phone in the car and tried to capitalise on their chance when the car’s driver went to a nearby park. Kampuchea Khmey

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