Police Blotter: 27 June 2012

Police Blotter: 27 June 2012

Drunk Lexus driver pulls gun in accident’s wake
A Lexus driver took out a gun to threaten witnesses after smashing into two motorcycles in Phnom Penh’s Tuol Kork district on Monday. Bystanders said that the Lexus was speeding at that time, and hit two motorcycles, seriously injuring the two drivers. The obviously drunk car driver didn’t send the victims to hospital; moreover, he threatened to shoot witnesses. The driver managed to escape when police arrived. Police sent the victims to hospital and confiscated the Lexus and two motorcycles to investigate the case. Koh Santepheap

Sibling stabbing ends higher education row
A 23-year-old college student seriously injured his older brother when he stabbed him in Phnom Penh’s Daun Penh district on Monday, as he was trying to skip class. The younger brother wanted to hang out with some friends, while the older brother tried to stop him. An argument broke out, and the angry younger brother stabbed his sibling with a knife. He escaped before po­­lice arrived, leaving his brother bleeding. Police are investigating the case and searching for the suspect. Kampuchea Thmey

Love triangle ends in stabbings and arrests
Two rival’ argument over a girl led to three men being injured and five arrested in Koh Kong’s Khemarak Phumin district on Monday. A dispute between the two men flared into a scuffle, and their friends helped with knives. Panicked bystanders called the police. Three men were seriously injured and sent to hospital. Five men engaged in the battle were arrested, while more escaped. Deum Ampil

Friendship frayed after theft of moto
A 50-year-old swindled his friend out of his motorcycle after a party on Sunday in Koh Kong town. He “borrowed” the motorcycle to go back home, but actually sold it the next morning. When the victim realised he had been cheated, he filed a complaint to police. Police arrested the suspect at his house, and sent him to the court. The victim said the two were friends, and he never thought the friend would betray him. Kampuchea Thmey

Cops bust gang on ID of stabbed theft victim
Nine men who stole a motorcycle together a few days ago were all arrested on Monday in Phnom Penh’s Chamkarmon district. The gang stabbed the victim, but the victim remembered their faces. After an investigation, police caught four of the group. The four men then led police to arrest the others, and confessed that they had committed the robbery together. Police sent the gang to court. Rasmey Kampuchea

Translated by Sen David

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