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Police Blotter: 26 August 2008

Police Blotter: 26 August 2008



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.


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.

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


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.


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