Police Blotter: 3 Jan 2012

Police Blotter: 3 Jan 2012

•Pagoda sword attack puts brothers in hospital
A 27-year-old man was apprehended on Friday for attacking two young brothers with a sword in Pursat province’s Krakor district. Police said that the pair of brothers, aged 23 and 20, were visiting a local pagoda when the drunken suspect attacked the victims with a sword, slicing them each three times in the head. Police arrested the assailant, who they say was seeking revenge. The victims are in critical condition in provincial hospital.
Kampuchea Thmey

•Chivalrous boyfriend stabbed, killed by thief
A young man was stabbed to death after attempting to defend his girlfriend early on Sunday morning in the capital’s Chamkarmon district. Eyewitnesses said the young man was riding on a motorbike with his girlfriend near Independence Monument when a group of thieves snatched her bag. The 21-year-old started a fight with the group and one member pulled out a knife and stabbed the victim in the chest, killing him instantly. The suspects fled the scene before authorities arrived.
Koh Santepheap

•Unidentified victims killed in moto accident
Two people were killed instantly on Saturday night after the moto they were riding on was run over by a truck in the capital’s Russei Keo district. Police were unable to identify the victims of the accident and ask that anybody who is missing a family member from Saturday contact authorities. The truck’s 30-year-old driver, as well as its passenger, were detained for further questioning.

•Couple returns home to missing jewellery
A couple was robbed of nearly US$20,000 worth of jewellery on Saturday in Pursat province’s Phnom Kravanh district. Police said the husband and wife left their house on Saturday morning to go to a market. When they returned, they discovered their house had been broken into and a watch valued at US$9,000, earrings and a bracelet valued at US$10,000, had been stolen along with an undisclosed amount of cash.
Koh Santepheap

•Alleged moto thief tries to sell bike for food
Sambo district police in Kratie province arrested a 30-year-old man on Thursday for allegedly stealing a moto. Police said the suspect had stolen the moto from a hotel in Ratanakkiri province on December 16. He was traveling to Phnom Penh with the stolen moto on Thursday when he attempted to sell the bike for food in Kratie province. The potential buyer was suspicious that he lacked proper documentation and alerted authorities, who arrested the man.
Kampuchea Thmey


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    The EU ambassador to Cambodia has called human rights “a work in progress” and said the 28-nation bloc has “carefully” noted last week’s statement by the government on taking further steps to strengthen democracy and the political sphere in the Kingdom. The EU marked