Police Blotter: 23 Dec 2011

Police Blotter: 23 Dec 2011

Student shot in leg as robbers take motorbike
An 18-year-old student was shot in the leg when robbed of his motorbike in Kampong Speu’s Samraong Tong district on Wednesday.  According to military police, he was shot and robbed by two men upon leaving school. The victim is being treated in hospital. Police are looking for the suspects.
Kampuchea Thmey

Accused drug trafficker arrested after tip-off
Police arrested a drug trafficker on Tuesday after a tip-off from a casino security guard in Banteay Mea-nchey’s Poi Pet district. The guard reported that two men had been regularly dealing drugs to casino guests. Police were able to nab one of the men in a raid, seizing large quantities of amphetamine. The suspect admitted to trafficking the drug from Thailand. He is in jail facing trial.
Rasmey Kampuchea

Argument at party ends in men being stabbed
Two men were seriously injured and another sustained mild injuries in a knife attack at a birthday party on Wednesday in Banteay Meanchey district.  The three victims, aged 32, 28, and 27, became involved in a drunken argument with four other men. Fellow guests called police to the scene, but the attackers fled. Police are unsure about the motivation of the attack, as all of the men were friends.
Nokor Wat

Cow dispute led to
scythe attack: police Authorities in Kampong Cham province’s O’Reang-Ov district sent a man to court on Thursday after he was accused of attacking his neighbour with a scythe after ta dispute over cows. District police chief Kao Seng Phoan said the victim of the attack, 46-year-old Phan Sireth, took several of his cows to graze to a plantation near his home. His neighbour, Thai Pov, soon brought his cows to graze near Phan Sireth’s cows, which incited a verbal argument. Both men then allegedly went back to their homes to retrieve weapons. Thai Pov is accused of hacking Phan Sireth in the head with a scythe. Thai Pov confessed to police and was sent to the Kampong Cham provincial court, police said. THE PHNOM PENH POST

Children discover their father’s body
A 36-year-old farmer hanged himself in his home while his family slept on Wednesday in Banteay Meanchey’s Serei Saophoan district.  According to his wife, he had arrived home after a full day of drinking. The next morning, she and their three children awoke to find him dead.
Koh Santepheap

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