Police Blotter: 3 Apr 2012

Police Blotter: 3 Apr 2012

Murder leaves young children motherless
District police in Prey Chhor, Kampong Cham province, are searching for a group of men accused of brutally murdering a 45-year-old mother of two late on Sunday. Police say that a number of men raided the home of the victim, a water seller, tied her hands and strangled her to death before taking her property, including 7 damleng of gold and a motorbike. The murder was reported to police when a neighbour heard the distress of the woman’s young children, ages 2 and 5. Koh Santepheap

Villager hospitalised after bamboo beating
A drunken and vicious attack ended with a trip to the hospital for a 28-year-old man in Pailin town, Pailin province, on Thursday. The man had been drinking with five other villagers who accused him of not paying his share of the bill at the end of the night. The group argued, but it was not until the victim was on his way home that he was attacked with bamboo sticks and sustained critical injuries to his head and body. Police are looking for the men involved. Koh Santepheap

Husband arrested for assault with footwear
A 31-year-old man was arrested by Tuol Kork district police in Phnom Penh Saturday on suspicion of beating his wife with a shoe during an argument. Police reported that the 50-year-old woman had filed a complaint with them accusing her husband of causing serious head injuries with his shoe after they had disagreed about money issues on Thursday night. Rasmei Kampuchea

Old warrants land man in police custody
Justice caught up with a man in Phnom Penh’s Posen Chey district on Saturday. The 45-year-old man had visited the local police station to report the theft of his motorbike by a friend. He filled in the necessary forms and when police checked them against their records, they found two outstanding warrants for his arrest. The documents were dated 2003 and 2004 and were for involvement in a robbery and receiving stolen property. Rasmei Kampuchea

Alleged drug dealer taken down by cops
Police apprehended a 28-year-old man on Saturday for allegedly selling drugs in the capital’s Russey Keo district. Officials say the suspect was seen standing alone in a quiet and dark spot and when searched was found to be carrying a package of illegal drugs. The man allegedly confessed that he was waiting for customers when he was detained. Koh Santepheap

Translated by Phak Seangly

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