Police Blotter: 25 Jun 2010

Police Blotter: 25 Jun 2010

POLICE

FAMILY REPAST ENDS IN ROBBERY TRAGEDY
A 56-year-old man was shot and killed during an armed robbery that interrupted a leisurely dinner in Battambang province on Tuesday. Police said the family was sitting down for dinner when four robbers burst in. One of the suspects brandished a gun and demanded that the family hand over their valuables. The 56-year-old man got up to collect the cash, but his wife reported that he was shot when one of the robbers spotted him holding a knife. It is unclear how much money the robbers managed to steal.
DEUM AMPIL

RUMOURS ABOUND AFTER MUM’S DEATH
Mystery and intrigue surround the death of a 47-year-old woman whose body was found in a rented house in Phnom Penh’s Daun Penh district Tuesday. The woman’s neighbours became alarmed after they realised they had not seen the woman in three days. They alerted the woman’s son, who entered the house and found his mother’s body. Police speculated that the woman likely died of a heart attack, and that she had been lying dead for more than three days before her body was found.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

FOOTBALL KICKABOUT ENDS IN GIRL'S DEATH
A 6-year-old girl died Wednesday after she was electrocuted while playing football by herself, police in Phnom Penh’s Dangkor district said. The mother reported that the girl was kicking the football around by herself while her parents were inside watching TV. It seems the ball settled on an exposed electric wire after the girl threw it. When she grabbed it with her hands, which were for some reason wet, she was shocked, and she collapsed dead on the spot. Her parents shouted for help, but it was too late. The neighbours said they were sorry about the accident because the girl was so little.
DEUM AMPIL

PREGNANT WOMAN HOSPITALISED
A pregnant woman in Phnom Penh was seriously injured in a traffic accident in Phnom Penh’s Daun Penh district Tuesday after the moto-taxi on which she was riding crashed into a car while it was driving the wrong way down a darkened street. Police said the woman, who is five months pregnant, tumbled to the ground following the crash. She was immediately sent to Calmette Hospital. Information on her condition was unavailable. Police said the woman had been engaging in risky behaviour by driving down a dark street at night.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

MOST VIEWED

  • Proof giants walked among us humans?

    For years a debate has waged about whether certain bas relief carvings at the 12th-century To Prohm Temple, one of the most popular attractions at the Angkor Wat Temple Complex in Siem Reap province, depicted dinosaurs or some rather less exotic and more contemporary animal,

  • New US bill ‘is a violation of Cambodian independence’

    After a US congressmen introduced bipartisan legislation that will enact sanctions on Cambodian officials responsible for “undermining democracy” in the Kingdom, government officials and the ruling Cambodian People’s Party on Sunday said they regarded the potential action as the “violation of independence and sovereignty

  • Long way to go before Cambodia gets a ‘smart city’

    Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and Battambang will struggle to attain smart city status without adopting far reaching master plans, according to officials tasked with implementing the program. The brainchild of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), the smart city program seeks to link up

  • Japan bank buys major stake in ANZ Royal Bank

    Japan's largest bank acquired more than half of ANZ’s shares in Cambodia on Thursday, according to a statement from Kith Meng’s Royal Group. Japan's JTrust Bank, announced that they had acquired a 55% of stake in ANZ Royal Bank. According to a Royal Group