Police Blotter: 29 Dec 2008

Police Blotter: 29 Dec 2008

MAN WITH ‘MANY ENEMIES' SHOT DEAD

In Aun, a 39-year-old farmer, was shot dead from behind at 7:35pm on Friday in Phnom Krovanh district, Pursat province, while drinking with three other people. The unknown killer escaped, but police said the victim had many enemies.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

EARLY BIRD DRINKER   PERISHES AT PAGODA

After an early afternoon of heavy drinking, a 28-year-old construction worker from Battambang, Sok Samnang, broke his neck and died after crashing his borrowed motorbike into a staircase at Wat Rumduol pagoda. The accident occurred at 3:45pm on Thursday.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

PAGODA DRUG DEALERS NABBED

Two male drug dealers, Leoum Kim San, 24, and Cheo Phal, 22, were arrested at 8pm on Thursday in Thmor Kol district, Battambang province, while they were wandering around in front of Kor Ko pagoda waiting for customers. Police found 40 pills of amphetamine on them.  
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

FAMILY THREESOME GANGS UP ON LOVERS

Chan Buny, 19, his wife Vong Srey Leak, 17, and his sister-in-law, Keo Ny, 19, were arrested at 7pm on Thursday in Battambang province after they robbed two lovers of US$10, a cellphone, two diamond rings and a necklace. They had threatened the man, Seang Serey Sophea, 22, and his girlfriend Khem Sopheak, 22, with blades and an ax.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

CONSTRUCTION SITE COIL ROBBER FOILED

Chhoeun Vy, a 21-year-old construction worker from Moung Russey district, Battambang province, stole about 100kg of cable from the Spring Park Hotel construction site in Battambang. The construction manager informed the police, prompting them to arrest the perpetrator and send him to court on Friday.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

EXPAT DIES IN MOTO CRASH WITH TRUCK

A Belgian man, Guido Van Esbroeck, 48, died after crashing his motorbike into a truck at 9:30pm on Saturday at the corner of Street 106 and Street 77 in Phnom Penh. According to his Cambodian wife, Khin Thida, 44, Van Esbroeck was drunk and had fallen off his bike before, but refused to stop driving. His body was brought to Calmette Hospital by Municipal Police.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

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