Police Blotter: 24 Aug 2012

Police Blotter: 24 Aug 2012

Drunk thieves corner man, hack him to death
Three boozed-up brutes allegedly butchered a man in Koh Kong town several weeks ago. Police said the suspects, who were loaded up on liquour, cornered the victim and demanded he hand over his money. When he refused, they killed him. After a thorough investigation, police arrested the trio on Tuesday and sent them to court. Kampuchea Thmey

Woman crushed under stampeding robbers
A snoozing Pursat province woman suffered serious injuries on Wednesday after she was trampled on in a calamitous robbery. While enjoying a nap with her daughter, the woman roused to find robbers entering her house. Panicking, one of the thieves jumped on the woman and then they fled. The victim’s daughter escaped to a neighbour’s house for help, and her mother was sent to hospital. Police are still on the hunt for the suspects. Kampuchea Thmey

Police put a stop to knifepoint moto theft
An alleged motorbike thief lured an acquaintance to a secluded spot in Banteay Meanchey’s Poipet commune on Tuesday and pilfered the victim’s ride, police said. Wielding a knife, the suspect allegedly demanded the man’s motorcycle, but police swooped in in the nick of time and arrested him before he could flee. The victim was uninjured and the suspect was sent to court. Koh Santepheap

Speeding car collides with hapless pedestrian
A brutal hit-and-run almost claimed the life of a 35-year-old man on a Siem Reap road on Wednesday. The victim, walking across the road, was knocked down by a speeding car that sped on after the collision. The victim was sent immediately to the hospital with serious injuries. Police are looking for the suspect to bring justice to the injured victim. Rasmei Kampuchea

Thief nearly escapes with man’s motorbike
An absent-minded man almost lost his motorcycle in Phnom Penh’s 7 Makara district on Wednesday when he carelessly left the vehicle unlocked. Fortuitously, police caught the 25-year-old male suspect trying to sell the motorcycle, and the thief admitted to the crime. The bike was returned and the suspect sent to court. Koh Santepheap

Translated by Sen David


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