Police Blotter: 23 Mar 2012

Police Blotter: 23 Mar 2012

Motorbike rider dies after hitting girl, 3
A 57-year-old man died after hitting a three-year-old girl while driving his motorbike in Kampong Chhnang’s Boribor district on Wednesday. Police said the man had been thrown from his motorbike after hitting the girl, who had been crossing the road, causing her minor injuries. The driver died of his injuries on the way to hospital. Koh Santepheap

Teen stabbed while waiting for his mother
A boy, 16, was stabbed during an armed robbery in Phnom Penh’s Por Sen Chey district on Wednesday.  Two suspects threatened the boy with a gun and stabbed him with a knife before taking his motorbike while he waited for his mother at a market. The men have evaded arrest and police continue to investigate. Police have warned that motorbike theft is on the increase and appealed to residents to take caution. Kampuchea Thmey

Brawl erupts after neighbour picks plants
Plant theft fuelled a brawl involving rocks that led to police arresting seven people in Banteay Meanchey’s Malai district on Tuesday. Police said the altercation was sparked when a villager allegedly trespassed to pick plants on another person’s land. Although a settlement was sought by the commune chief, the disagreement descended into a brawl in which rocks were used as weapons. Rasmei Kampuchea

Suspect ‘confesses’ to dealing in border town
Military police in Banteay Meanchey’s Poipet town arrested a 27-year-old suspected drug dealer on Tuesday. The man was spotted by police behaving suspiciously with another man in a quiet area. The men panicked and fled when police approached them, officers said. One of the men was detained and questioned by police and he admitted attempting to sell drugs. Police believe he had been dealing for more than 12 months. Kampuchea Thmey

Illegal firearm lands man in police custody
Police in Kiri Vong district of Takeo province arrested a 25-year-old man for possession of an illegal firearm on Wednesday. A neighbour had spotted the weapon while visiting the suspect’s house. Fearing the gun was owned for criminal purposes, she reported the man to police, despite his attempts to stop her. Kampuchea Thmey

Translated by Sen David