Police Blotter: 29 May 2012

Police Blotter: 29 May 2012

Man gets hammered and axes his friend
Police in Pailin province’s Sala Krau district are searching for a 20-year-old they say got drunk and hacked his friend in the head with an axe last week after a wedding party. District authorities said the suspect and two of his friends were drinking together after the party. The suspect allegedly left the scene, returned with an axe and chopped one of his friends in the head before fleeing. The victim survived and was sent to the hospital. Police said they are still not aware of any motives for the crime. Koh Santepheap

Thieves try on shoes, steal shoe-seller’s cash
Three women are at large after they allegedly stole nearly $400 from a shoe seller on Thursday in Tuol Kork district. Police said the suspects pretended to be customers to distract the owner, then cut the bottom of her purse open and stole the cash. Police are still searching for the suspects. Koh Santepheap

Relatives of store owner catch teen thief
A teenages boy was nabbed in Siem Reap town after he allegedly snatched $2,000 from a cell phone shop. Police said they are searching for two accomplices, who were responsible for distracting the shop owner while the boy grabbed the cash drawer and attempted to flee. The suspect, 14, was caught by relatives of the shop owner and later arrested when police arrived. Koh Santepheap

Fatal motorbike crash kills two, injures three
A man and a woman were killed and three others were injured when their motorbikes collided on Sunday night in Phnom Penh’s Chamkarmon district. Police said both motorbikes were travelling at excessive speeds, when they collided around 8pm. One woman died at the scene and a man died on the way to the hospital. Police said three other passengers were transported to the hospital after sustaining serious injuries. Rasmei Kampuchea

Motorbike stolen after the keys left in ignition
Two teenagers are in police custody after they allegedly stole a motorbike from another teenager in Kandal province’s Sa’ang district. Police said the victim of the robbery parked her motorbike in front of her residence, but forgot to remove the keys. Two teens then made off with the bike, but were arrested by police on the same day. Police said the suspects confessed to the robbery. Koh Santepheap

Translated by Phak Seangly

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