Police Blotter: 26 Apr 2012

Police Blotter: 26 Apr 2012

Son attacked by mother armed with pitchfork
A mother seriously injured her son when she stabbed him in the head in Svay Rieng’s Chantrea district on Tuesday. Police said the 57-year-old woman was drunk when she attacked her son with a pitchfork. He was hospitalised and the woman was sent to court by police. Rasmei Kampuchea

Woman turns in violent, drug-addict boyfriend  
A man in his 20s who is allegedly addicted to drugs was arrested after attacking his girlfriend in Phnom Penh’s Russey Keo district on Monday. Police said the suspect attacked the woman in public when she refused to accompany him back to his house. Witnesses saw the attack and helped the victim report the incident to police. She has claimed that her boyfriend is violent to her almost every day.
Koh Santepheap

Burgling duo on the loose after robbery
Police are looking for two burglars who stole four million riel ($1,000) and a necklace from a home in Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district on Tuesday. Authorities said  the thieves had broken in when the owner was at work, but they were spotted by a neighbour who at first assumed they were relatives. The truth was revealed when the owner returned home to find his possessions gone. Kampuchea Thmey

Kampong Chhnang police nab three livestock thieves
A trio of cattle-rustlers were arrested on Monday when they allegedly stole a villager’s buffalo in Kampong Chhnang’s Samiki Meanche. Police said it was not the first time the victim had suffered the theft of his livestock. When police sent officers to the village to investigate, they caught the thieves in the act while they were attempting to steal more cattle. Koh Santepheap

Moto thief arrested; accomplice at large
A 29-year-old man was arrested for stealing a motorbike in the capital’s Chamkarmon district on Monday. Police said the suspect and an accomplice had committed the crime at night, when they used a gun to threaten a woman who was riding her vehicle along the road. They took the motorbike and tried to escape, but local residents managed to detain one of the culprits. Police have sent him to court and are questioning him to try to identify his partner in crime. Koh Santepheap

Translated by Sen David

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