Police Blotter: 23 Feb 2012

Police Blotter: 23 Feb 2012

New wood-smuggling method ends in arrest
A man was arrested on Tuesday after police discovered 26 pieces of valuable timber in his car in Banteay Meanchey province’s Serei Saophoan town. Police said they stopped the car, which also held five passengers, and found the load concealed in the car doors and under the seats. The passengers fled before police could arrest them, but the driver was nabbed. Police said it was the first time this method of smuggling timber had been seen. Kampuchea Thmey

Woman shot during motorcycle heist
A 50-year-old woman was shot in the foot and robbed of her motorbike on Tuesday in the capital’s Meanchey district. The victim said she was trailed home from the market by two young men on a motorbike. When she arrived home, one of them forced her to hand over her moto at gunpoint. When she tried to resist, he shot her once in the right foot and made off with her motorbike. The woman was sent to a local clinic. Nokor Wat

Groom quizzed over wedding-day mishap
A recently married man was arrested and questioned on Sunday after he was accused of hugging and kissing one of the female guests at his wedding in Banteay Meanchey’s Serei Saophoan town. Police said the woman, 25, a nurse at the provincial hospital, had filed the complaint with police. The suspect, 29, rejected the allegation, however. He claimed he had been standing behind the woman as she sat eating her food. When she stood up, his nose accidentally touched her left cheek. He said he had apologised to her several times to no avail. Nokor Wat  

Burglarising duo put behind bars in capital
Por Senchey district police in Phnom Penh arrested two men, aged 24 and 27, on Monday night for allegedly committing several burglar-ies. Police said they had seen the men stealing a motorcycle and apprehended them for questioning. The two men allegedly admitted to several burglaries under questioning at the Phnom Penh municipal police station. Nokor Wat

Employee detained after stealing at work
A construction worker, 24, has been arrested for allegedly attempting to steal from the construction site where he worked in Kampot province’s Teuk Chhou district. Police said a Chinese manager had caught one of two suspects on Friday and turned him over to police. The suspect is reported to have admitted to the charges, and said his accomplice had escaped into a nearby forest. Koh Santepheap

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