Police Blotter: 23 Apr 2012

Police Blotter: 23 Apr 2012

Gun proves all too real for moto theft victim
A 21-year-old man was shot as two men allegedly attempted to steal his motorbike in Phnom Penh’s Porsenchey district on Saturday. The victim said he was threatened by the pair but refused to hand over his vehicle because he suspected that their gun was fake. One of the suspects then disabused him of that idea by shooting him with it. The victim was hospitalised and the suspects escaped, but police said they have launched an investigation. Kampuchea Thmey

Arrest made after son allegedly attacks father
An alleged attempted murder led to an arrest in Battambang town on Saturday. A 23-year-old suspect was detained by police after he was accused of trying to kill his father and destroying property at their home. The attack was halted by friends and neighbours, who witnessed the incident. The young man’s mother said that her son is addicted to drugs and wants police to send him to a drug centre for rehabilitation. Rasmey Kampuchea

Buying a stolen moto lands trio behind bars
Police in Kampong Cham’s Chamkar Leu district arrested three men for knowingly purchasing stolen property on Friday. The police said the men had been informed of the theft by the owner and had gone to the market where thieves often sell their stolen goods. They added that the suspects should have filed a complaint. The suspects have been detained for questioning and police are searching for the motorbike thief. Koh Santepheap

Two arrested after beating their friend
A man was gravely injured in an attack in Battambang’s Sampov Loan district on Friday. Police have arrested two suspects they said carried out the attack. They said that the trio were friends who had been drinking together when an argument broke out. The suspects allegedly beat the victim into unconsciousness and dumped him near a pond in their village. He was found and hospitalised and managed to identify his attackers so that the police could made arrests. Koh Santepheap

Bus crashes into back of minivan, four hurt
A trafic accident involving a bus and a minivan left four people injured on Saturday afternoon in Kampong Chhnang province’s Boribor district. Police said the bus driver caused the accident by driving too fast and crashing into the back of the van. All four of the injured were sent to a local hospital and the wrecked vehicles were taken to the district police station. Kampuchea Thmey

Translated by Sen David

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