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Police Blotter: 20 July 2011

Police Blotter: 20 July 2011

Man wounds two, flees scene with paramour
Two men are in a serious condition after being shot by an unknown male suspect on Monday in Kampong Speu province’s Samroang Tong district. Police said the two victims were drunk when they approached the suspect and his girlfriend, inciting an argument. The suspect then shot the victims in the legs before fleeing the scene with his girlfriend. Police are attempting to apprehend the assailant.
KAMPUCHEA THMEY

Kandal cops round up speeding ‘gangsters’
A GROUP of men were briefly detained by police on Monday after allegedly driving too fast and constantly disturbing villagers in Kandal province’s Ang Snoul   district. Police said the five suspects, described as “gangsters”, had attempted  to flee when questioned. However, police caught all the suspects and gave them warnings about their excessive speeding and reckless behaviour while driving. One of the suspects reportedly said he drove so fast in   order to show off his   motorbike.
RASMEI KAMPUCHEA

Murder suspect on the run caught in Kandal
A THREE-WEEK murder investigation ended on Monday with the arrest of a 47-year-old man in Kandal province. Police said the suspect allegedly killed a man with a sword in Kampong Cham province’s Tbong Khmum district before fleeing to Kandal. Police claimed the suspect had confessed to the murder while in custody, saying it was the result of a land dispute with the victim. Authorities have sent the suspect back to Kampong Cham to face prosecution.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

Dangkor fight leaves man critically injured
A MAN was left nearly dead on Monday in the wake of a fight with another man in Phnom Penh’s Dangkor district. Police said the cause  of the fight is still unknown, but it is believed that the men had previous quarrels leading up to the incident. Police claim that the suspect in the case had arrived at the victim’s house and threatened his family with a knife before a fight ensued. The victim was taken to hospital but no one else was hurt. Police detained the suspect and have sent him to court. 
RASMEI KAMPUCHEA

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