Police Blotter: 22 Mar 2011

Police Blotter: 22 Mar 2011

Armed police join in high school brawl
Daun Penh district police in Phnom Penh said they will send four students and two policemen from the Ministry of Interior to Phnom Penh Municipal Court in connection with fighting and threatening. Police said that two groups of students at Wat Phnom High School fought each other on Thursday afternoon. Each group called their friends and relatives who are police officers to intervene and local police arrested the six suspects, two of which are police officers, who were accused of threatening their opponents with guns.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

‘Cowboy’ electrocuted near Pursat pagoda
POLICE in Pursat province said that a 17-year-old ‘cowboy’ was killed instantly after being electrocuted on Thursday at a local pagoda in Bakan district. The cattle herder was tending to his cows at the pagoda when he lost track of them and didn’t want to search too extensively, so he climbed an electrical pole to get a better view, when he touched an electrical wire that killed him.
KAMPUCHEA THMEY

Robbery victim takes law into his own hands
A 47-YEAR-OLD man turned over a 48-year-old suspect to Russei Keo district police in Phnom Penh on Saturday, on suspicion of robbing his rental house. Russei Keo district police said that the suspect, who is a recyclable materials collector from Dangkor district, broke into the victim’s home and stole US$100 and an unknown quantity of gold before escaping from the scene. The victim, a construction worker, chased the suspect down and detained him for police after he realised his property had been stolen.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

Suspect arrested after bamboo stick beating
KIRI VONG district police sent a 16-year-old teenager to provincial court on Friday, for seriously injuring a 36-year-old man in Takeo province. Police said the suspect had an argument with the victim on Tuesday night when they were participating in a ceremony in their village. The suspect then allegedly grabbed a bamboo stick and beat the victim unconscious and fled from the scene, but police arrested him the next day.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

Pickpocket suspects detained in Dangkor
POLICE arrested four women on suspicion of pick pocketing at Choam Choa market in Phnom Penh’s Dangkor district on Saturday, after a 27-year-old woman claimed she was robbed of $200. The victim said that she was buying food when someone gave her a call and when she answered the phone, the suspect stole her purse. The suspects denied the theft, yet police said they had robbed people in the market before.
KAMPUCHEA THMEY

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