Police Blotter: 24 Nov 2011

Police Blotter: 24 Nov 2011

•Teens seriously injured in gang sword attack
A gang of 20 heavily armed youths are at large after they chased and attacked three boys with swords on Tuesday in the capital’s Chamkarmorn district. The three victims, all aged 14, are in a serious condition in hospital after the gang relentlessly chased their motorbike. An eyewitness said the boys crashed into a parked vehicle and were all flung off their motorbike. The eyewitness said the gang then advanced on the injured boys and proceeded to attack them with their swords before fleeing. Police said the suspects left a motorbike and a sword at the scene of the crime.
KAMPUCHEA THMEY

•Police seize cache of illegal timber in Kratie
Several piles of illegally logged timber were seized by police in Kratie province’s Chhluok district on Monday. The timber known as “kra-nhoung”, or Timber Number One, is a protected species in Cambodia. Police said they were tipped off about the planned sale of about 40 logs and confiscated the stockpile before the transaction could take place. Police are investigating.
NOKOR WAT

Monk’s motorbike theft foiled by patrol
•A monk was allegedly involved in a breaking and entering attempt in Kampong Thom province’s Kampong Svay district. Police said the monk, accompanied by another man, attempted to break into a house to steal a motorbike on Monday night. Police said residents of the house were away, but a patrol-unit that happened to be in the area saw the suspects breaking in and apprehended them on the spot. Both suspects were arrested.
NOKOR WAT

•Gas-siphoning guards busted at water firm
Night security guards assigned with protecting a water purification company’s premises were arrested on Monday for allegedly siphoning petroleum out of company trucks. The three suspects were seen stealing the petrol by the owner of the water company, Vita. The owner said he called police who arrived promptly onto the premises in Tuol Kork district. Police said the suspects confessed.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

•Renovator charged with computer theft attempt  
A builder hired to renovate a private residence in Phnom Penh province’s Kampong Thom district was arrested for allegedly stealing a computer from the house he was working on. Police said the 23-year-old suspect turned up at the residence on Monday and worked as usual, but was later seen by the homeowner attempting to steal the electronic equipment.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

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