Police Blotter: 26 August 2008

Police Blotter: 26 August 2008

police.jpg
police.jpg

MEN RENDERED UNCONSCIOUS BY HEIGHT BARRIER

Sim Sokha and Chea were rendered unconscious after the Nissan pickup truck they were travelling on the roof of passed under a 'height limit barrier' without leaving them sufficient time to duck in Cheung Ek commune, Khan Dangkor distict, Phnom Penh, on Thursday. The driver did not reduce the truck's speed as he approached the barrier, leaving the pair with no time to dodge it. Even though they were unconscious after the accident, the men did not tumble off the roof of the truck. The driver took the injured men to the nearby Chantrea hospital before escaping and leaving his pickup truck behind.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

MARKET SECURITY GUARD ATTACKS FEMALE VENDOR

Siem Kim Hay, 32, a grocer in Kandal market in Phnom Penh was attacked by a market security guard, Tola, on Sunday. Tola hit Siem Kim Hay on the face, chest and arms after a dispute about putting vegetables on the walkway. The market committee has offered Siem Kim Hay 100,000 riels to cover the cost of treating her injuries. Siem Kim Hay said that she could not accept the compensation because she had already spent more than that amount in medical expenses and needed extra to cover the cost of the vegetables that were destroyed during the attack.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

RESTLESS CROWD ATTACKS DRIVER
Two bullets were shot into the air by security guards at the Kirirom Club after an accident opposite the former Kirirom theatre at 10pm Tuesday in Phnom Penh's Beoung Prolit commune, Prampi Makara district. The guards fired their guns after a fight broke out following a traffic accident involving a red Tico that crashed into a motorbike. The restless crowd that gathered after the accident was trying to break the windshield of the Tico because they thought that the driver of the car had run the motorbike off the road deliberately. The Tico and the motorbike have been taken to Prampi Makara  police station. KAMPUCHEA THMEY

DRUNK MAN HITS 79-YEAR-OLD WOMAN WITH A STONE

Sam Touch, 17, was arrested by the police after attacking Chap Yan, 79, at midnight on Wednesday.  Sam Touch was heavily intoxicated when he hit Chap Yan on the head with a stone in an attempted robbery.  The old woman was sleeping at the front of her house and woke up when Sam Touch tried to steal her money and other valuables.
KAMPUCHEA THME

MOST VIEWED

  • Phnom Penh authorities ban march for Human Rights Day

    Phnom Penh authorities have banned a planned march as local NGOs and workers’ unions gear up to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on Monday, with a youth group leader saying they would march nonetheless. The UN

  • Government deports 235 Chinese scammers

    THE Immigration Department of the Ministry of Interior on Thursday deported 235 Chinese nationals, 35 of whom were female, via the Phnom Penh International Airport for their part in a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) online money extortion scam. The deportees were arrested on November 26 over the

  • Phnom Penh’s Jet’s Container Night Market shuts down

    The famous Jet’s Container Night Market in central Phnom Penh has shut down due to the high cost of the land rental, company representatives claim. Jet’s Container Night Market is the largest such market in Phnom Penh. It operated for just over two

  • International buyers snap up new locally produced watch

    A Cambodian entrepreneur has launched a stylish high-end watch, hoping to promote the Khmer creative talent and increase demand for the Kingdom’s products abroad. Designer Seth Pitu launched his brand PU a mere 60 days ago, and hopes to combine traditional Khmer art with sleek