Police Blotter: 2 Mar 2011

Police Blotter: 2 Mar 2011

Drunken axe assault slays man at card game
Memot district police in Kampong Cham province are searching for a suspect accused of hacking a 31-year-old man to death on Sunday night. According to police, the victim and his neighbours were drinking alcohol and playing cards for fun, when another neighbour led an unprovoked attack against the victim, striking him four times in the head with an axe and killing him instantly. The suspect escaped from the scene and the motive for the attack is unknown.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

Sugar-cane thief kills self out of shame
THE body of an 18-year-old was found on Sunday after he committed suicide in Kampong Speu’s Phnom Sruoch district. Police said the dead man, along with a few other friends, stole a lot of cane sugar plants from a field to eat on Saturday. The owner of the cane plants caught the friends one by one and the victim was so afraid that he would be arrested and scolded by his mother that he killed himself.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

Armed party goer arrested by police
TAKEO provincial police sent a 26-year-old man to court on Monday, after he was accused of possessing an illegal weapon at a house-warming party on Friday night in Bati district. Police arrested the suspect for questioning after a 54-year-old villager reported to police that he saw a gun strapped to the suspect’s waist. The suspect confessed that he had bought the gun for protection but had never used it to commit any crimes.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

Suspect in party attack pleads innocence
ANG SNUOL district police in Kandal province sent a 22-year-old man to provincial court on Monday on suspicion of injuring three men at a party. Witnesses said the suspect and his two friends assaulted three victims in an argument at the party, and they managed to detain one of them and turn him over to police. The suspect claimed that he was not the one who had attacked the victims and that his friends were to blame, so police are now searching for the three other suspects.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

Fair-weather friend steals motorbike
A 24-YEAR-OLD man filed a complaint to Kandal provincial police on Friday, accusing a 25-year-old friend of cheating him out of his motorbike in Kandal province’s Takhmao town. He claimed that his friend asked him to go for a drive on his motorbike because he did not have one and in exchange he would pay for petrol. They stopped to purchase fuel and the suspect asked him to wait while he drove off on the victim’s motorbike to go get money but he never came back.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

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