Police Blotter: 2 May 2012

Police Blotter: 2 May 2012

Village leader catches burglars ‘red-handed’
Two alleged thieves are in police custody after they were nabbed in Kampong Speu province’s Thpong district on Monday while attempting to rob the house of a village chief. Police said the chief had arrived home and caught the two suspects breaking into his house. The chief said the suspects fled with a few items of his property, but dropped a mobile phone during their quick exit. The phone was given to police in the hope they would be able to trace it to the suspects. Koh Santepheap

Drunken post-wedding brawl ends in slaying
A man was beaten to death on Monday by a large group while he attempted to drive his wife home from a wedding ceremony. Police said the victim, who died on the way to hospital, crashed into another motorbike carrying three men. The victim allegedly blamed the men for the wreck, which incited a brawl. The wife of the victim said a total of six men, who she claimed were drunk, had beaten her husband to death and fled the scene. Police said they were searching for suspects. Rasmey Kampuchea

Armed trio steals moto at gunpoint; no suspects
A teenagers was robbed at gunpoint on Monday in the capital’s Meanchey district. Police said the victim was riding her motorbike when she was accosted by three suspects, who threatened her with a gun. The victim said she gave the thieves her motorbike, which they used to flee the scene. Police said there were no suspects, but they have launched an investigation. Kampuchea Thmey

Gambling den operators arrested
Phnom Penh police have detained five men they allege ran a gambling house in the the capital’s Por Senchey district. The suspects were arrested after police said they received complaints from residents in the area, who claimed the men were addicted to card games. Police said gambling was illegal and they would hold the suspects until they were sent to court. Koh Santepheap

Police chase leads to arrest of moto thieves
Three men were arrested after they allegedly stole a motorbike in Kratie province’s Snuol district. Police in the area said they witnessed the suspects attempt to make off with a motorbike that was parked in front of a house in the area. After a brief chase, police were able to nab all three suspects, who are being held until their court date. Kampuchea Thmey

Translated by Sen David

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