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Police Blotter: 24 Feb 2011

Police Blotter: 24 Feb 2011

Argument leads to tool shed-style beat down
RUSSEI Keo district police arrested five men, aged between 17 and 23, shortly after they were accused of assaulting a 23-year-old man on Sunday night in Phnom Penh. Police said the victim, a car mechanic, and his four friends had an argument with another group of five men when they returned from a local market. The five men then attacked them with a hoe, axes and wooden sticks and injured the victim in the head.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

Cow thief leaves police in utter disbelief
POLICE in Takeo province sent a 19-year-old man to provincial court on Tuesday on suspicion of stealing a cow from a 52-year-old woman last Saturday night in Tram Kak district. Police said the suspect, along with his accomplice, 21, stole the cow and attempted to sell it to two different farmers who then reported them to police for looking suspicious. One of the suspects managed to escape from the scene and police are searching for him.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

Midnight robbers strike gold in Kampot
CHHOUK district police in Kampot province are looking for five men after they robbed a family of about US$4,000 and 8 damlung of gold (about $13,500) at gunpoint on Monday night. Police said the five men were armed with a rifle and two pistols and tied up an 18-year-old woman and hit her on the head, then fired twice into the air to threaten the parents of the woman when they arrived home from a wedding and attempted to intervene. Police said two million riels (about $500), a torch, a jacket and a hat were found outside the victims’ home after the robbers escaped.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

Man missing for two months forgets family
CHAMKARMON district police detained a man for questioning on Monday, after his alleged relatives captured him in an attempt to bring him home. Police said the man was missing for two months, but the man claimed that he did not know the family. Police allowed an elderly man who claimed to be his father to bring him home. According to the man, his son was addicted to drugs and involved in criminal activity.
KAMPUCHEA THMEY

Family calls police to question son’s death
A FAMILY pressured Preah Netr Preah district police to further investigate the death of their 23-year-old son, found after a supposed traffic accident on February 15 in Banteay Meanchey province. The mother of the deceased said there was no sign of a traffic accident at the scene and police have agreed to continue the investigation.
KAMPUCHEA THMEY

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