Police Blotter: 20 Apr 2012

Police Blotter: 20 Apr 2012

Pedestrian killed as car jumps curb in capital
An alleged drunk driver killed a woman in a collision in Phnom Penh’s Tuol Kork district on Wednesday. The 23-year-old woman was walking down the street when a car mounted the curb at a high speed and hit her. Police said that the driver had been drinking. The victim died before an ambulance could arrive and the driver managed to escape detention. Police are searching for the suspect. Koh Santepheap

Missing man found dead in Takeo province
Police in Takeo’s Koh Andet district found the body of a man who was stabbed to death and dumped in a field on Wednesday. His family said that he had been missing for a few days. He was last seen when he left home on his new motorbike to meet a friend for a drink. Police said that the man could have been killed for his motorbike. Kampuchea Thmey

Body of Korean man found after New Year’s
The Korean Embassy, in conjunction with Cambodian police, is investigating the death of a Korean national at his home in Phnom Penh’s Chamkarmon district on Wednesday. The body of the 35-year-old man was found in his bed by his maid after Khmer New Year. Neighbours report that the man drank heavily, but he was active. They had seen the body in the room, but were afraid to open the door. Koh Santepheap

Student nabbed for drug trafficking
A high school student was arrested for alleged drug trafficking offences in Phnom Penh’s Daun Penh district on Tuesday. Police said that the man raised their suspicions when he was seen sitting on his motorbike outside of school. When he was searched, two packages of drugs and drug paraphernalia were found in his pockets. He later allegedly confessed to attempting to sell the drugs and was sent to court. Rasmei Kampuchea

Moto thief hid in victim’s home waiting to strike
A suspected motorbike thief was arrested in Pursat’s Bakan district on Tuesday. According to police, the 31-year-old criminal was hiding in the home of the victim until he had taken out the vehicle to ride. The suspect then threatened the man with a knife and took the motorbike. Police said that he admitted to his crime when in custody. Kampuchea Thmey

Translated by Sen David


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