Police Blotter: 24 Jan 2012

Police Blotter: 24 Jan 2012

Kandal man stabbed to death by co-worker
A 23-year-old man died after his co-worker stabbed him several times on Wednesday in Kandal province’s Ponhea Leu district. Police said the victim and the 25-year-old suspect, who worked at the same fishing lot, went drinking together after work. Intoxicated, they were on a boat heading to their rented rooms when the suspect stabbed the victim eight times with a knife. The man died on the way to hospital. Police who arrested the suspect that night said revenge was his motive.  NOKOR WAT

Attempted cow heist puts trio behind bars
Sampov Loun district police in Battambang province sent three men to provincial court on Thursday for aiding the theft of three cows. Police said a 45-year-old man had filed a complaint with police after his cows were stolen on Monday night. An investigation by police led to the arrest of the three, aged 25, 30 and 35. The suspects said a 23-year-old man had stolen the cows and hired them to transport the cows to sell. NOKOR WAT  

Moto bid a washout for not-so-lucky scammer
A 19-year-old man was charged on Friday in the capital’s municipal court for trying to cheat a mobile-phone company of a motorcycle. Police said Beeline had announced that a mobile-phone owner had won a motorcycle in a lucky draw. The suspect claimed he was the owner of the phone number but had lost the phone. Beeline investigated and found this untrue. The real owner was a woman living in Battambang. NOKOR WAT  

Club staredown ends with drawn ‘swords’
Two teenagers were arrested on Friday for allegedly trying to attack three students in the capital’s Daun Penh district. Police said the victims and suspects were dancing at a club when a staring incident sparked an argument between the two groups. When the victims were driving their motorcycle home, the suspects pursued them, allegedly to attack them with two home-made swords. The victims left their motorcycle and fled on foot when patrolling police intervened and apprehended the suspects. KAMPUCHEA THMEY

Accident prompts man to punch, kick officer
A motocycle seller was arrested on Sunday for injuring a 50-year-old police officer in the capital’s Meanchey district. Police said the suspect, 22, was in a traffic accident that led to an argument. Patrolling police intervened but the suspect did not listen to them. The suspect then drunkenly punched one of the police in the head and kicked his chest. Police arrested the suspect and have charged him with intentionally injuring a civil servant. Rasmey Kampuchea

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