Police Blotter: 29 Feb 2012

Police Blotter: 29 Feb 2012

Couple attacked, robbed after returning home
A couple was violently attacked and robbed in front of their home by a group of men in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district on Monday. Police said the couple, who sell cars for a living, arrived home to find four men on two motorbikes outside their house. The men hit the husband in the head with a gun and robbed his wife’s handbag containing US$1,000 and two mobile phones. The men then shot into the air three times, apparently to ward off intervention from locals. Police are searching for the suspects. Koh Santepheap

Wedding turns violent, teen seriously injured
A teenage was brutally attacked by a group of men at a wedding in Battambang province’s Kors Kralor district on Saturday. Police said four men, who were guests at the wedding, attacked the 17-year-old with wooden sticks, seriously injuring him in the head. Police arrested two of the four men on Sunday; both denied the charges. Police are searching for the remaining two suspects and said the motive for the attack was unknown. Koh Santepheap

One dead after moto collides with bicycle
A fatal motorbike accident left one man dead and another three seriously injured in the capital’s Tuol Kork district on Saturday night. Police said three men on a motorbike were driving at excessive speeds and crashed into a 22-year-old female restaurant worker on her bicycle who was traveling in the same direction. One of the three men died instantly at the scene, while the remaining two men and one woman were hospitalised with serious injuries. The vehicles are in police custody. Kampuchea Thmey

Surveillance video nabs security guard thieves
Two factory security guards, both 32 years old, were caught on surveillance camera stealing about 120 litres of diesel from their work place on Wednesday night in Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district. Police arrested the suspects, who admitted the allegations and said that they resold the diesel for more than US$100. They are awaiting trial. Nokor Wat

Locals help cops catch thieving student duo
Two students in Phnom Penh, ages 18 and 23, broke into a 27 year old’s room in Sen Sok district on Sunday, while the victim was working. Police said the two men attempted to steal the victim’s property while another man, 27, waited on a getaway motorbike. Local villagers chased and caught the two men who broke into the room, but the getaway driver escaped on his moto. Police arrested the two suspects and are searching for their accomplice. Nokor Wat

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