Police Blotter: 2 Mar 2012

Police Blotter: 2 Mar 2012

Student killed on way home from school
A young girl was killed instantly in Battambang town on Tuesday when a speeding car crashed into her bicycle on her way home from school. Police said the driver of the car stopped immediately to take care of the child, 8, but she died from loss of blood. The driver was arrested at the scene. Koh santepheap

Alleged killer arrested upon his return home
A murder dating back nearly six years finally caught up with the suspect when he returned to his home in the capital’s Meanchey district. The 20-year-old Vietnamese suspect was accused of murder in 2006, after the victim came to his door demanding money he was allegedly owed. There was a warrant out for the suspect, but he escaped Phnom Penh for five years and was unable to be found. On his return home, police were at his home waiting to arrest him. He said he thought the police had forgotten about the case. Koh Santepheap

Casino worker craps out on return home  
A burglary in Banteay Meanchey’s O’Chrou district resulted in a casino staff member being robbed of US$800 and items of sentimental value while he was at work. He told police that on his return home, he saw his house door ajar. He said he panicked and immediately called police. The man lived with a housemate, who was also away from home during the time of the robbery. Both victims told police they did not know anyone who they suspected of breaking into their home. Rasmei Kampuchea

Thief almost beaten to death after robbery
A 27-year-old man was hospitalised on Tuesday after stealing a motorbike in Phnom Penh’s Por Senchey district. The owner of the bike noticed it was stolen while he sat down for lunch at a market. When he saw the suspect who stole it, he yelled at a local resident to help him. The locals detained the thief and beat him nearly to death before police intervened. The suspect is now recovering in hospital before attending court. Kampuchea Thmey

Suspect arrested over land dispute killing
Police arrested a man accused of murder in Kampong Cham on Tuesday. The alleged murderer escaped to Stung Treng after a land dispute became heated and  the victim in the dispute was killed. Kampong Cham and Stung Treng provincial police co-operated to find the suspect and place him under arrest. Rasmei Kampuchea

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