Police Blotter: 25 Apr 2012

Police Blotter: 25 Apr 2012

Guesthouse owner finds man dead in room
A man was found dead in his room at a guesthouse in Battambang town on Monday. The guesthouse owner reported the death to police when he became suspicious that the 55-year-old man had not left his room for three days and broke in to investigate. Police are investigating and say they suspect the man may have been robbed and murdered by his girlfriend. Rasmei Kampuchea

Karaoke singers open fire on security guard
A karaoke session took a terrifying turn when a drunken group of men in Phnom Penh’s Chamkarmon district began firing their guns on Monday. Police said a group of seven men had become angry with the karaoke bar’s security man and opened fire with up to 10 bullets. No one was hurt in the incident and all the suspects managed to flee the scene. Koh Santepheap

Overloaded motorbikes collide in the capital
Seven men were injured, two seriously, when their motorbikes collided in the capital’s Chamkarmon district on Sunday. Traffic police that both motos, one carrying four people and the other three, had been speeding and driving recklessly when they collided. Police said they would continue investigations when the suspects recovered from their injuries. Rasmei  Kampuchea

Man betrays friend, steals motorbike
Police nabbed a man in Banteay Meachey’s Poipet town after he was accused of stealing his friend’s motorbike. Police said the victim’s friend was a motor taxi driver who had asked to borrow the vehicle. The motorbike had not been returned after three days, and when confronted by the victim, the man allegedly admitted to selling it. The victim made a complaint to police, who made an immediate arrest.
Kampuchea Thmey

‘Gang’ attacks man outside his home
A group of men allegedly attacked a man outside his front door in Pailin town on Monday. The victim’s wife said her 33-year-old husband had been to a party on the evening of the incident. He had returned home and answered the door when there was a knock later that night. A gang of men waiting outside beat him nearly to death before fleeing the scene. Kampuchea Thmey

Translated by Sen David


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