Police Blotter: 30 Jul 2012

Police Blotter: 30 Jul 2012

Neighbour too late to save man from stabbing
A man was killed after being set upon by a trio in Pailin town on Friday, belted with rocks and stabbed with a knife in a vicious attack. A resident, who recognised the suspects’ faces, interrupted the assault and called the police. The victim was rushed to hospital, but it was too late and he died shortly after arriving. The suspects fled the scene but were later caught by police and sent to court. Koh Santepheap

Party ends tragically for young Kampong Cham boy
On his way home from a village dance party, a 12-year-old boy was tragically killed on Saturday, his body left bruised and beaten in a field in Kampong Cham’s Cherng Prey village. Police, who found the body, said he had been beaten and stomped to death, after a post-mortem examination. A neighbour had witnessed the boy returning from the party earlier that day, and police believe an earlier argument may have preceded the violent attack. Police are still on the hunt for the suspects. Deum Ampil

Ineptitude driving force in meth dealers’ arrest
Two men driving wildly on a motorbike on Saturday in Phnom Penh’s Por Sen Chey district were arrested on drug trafficking charges. Police pulled them over for driving offences, and were astonished to then find nine packages of methamphetamine. The men sheepishly admitted they were selling the drugs, and were arrested and sent to court. Deum Ampil

Security guard draws attention for hot jeans
A wily factory security guard was arrested by police in Phnom Penh’s Por Sen Chey, after conspiring with a group of thieves and then robbing his employer’s clothing factory, stealing 693 pairs of jeans. The owner suspected his guard was the bandit, and called the police. The guard admitted to the crime but has refused to name the other thieves. Police have sent the guard to court and are still looking for the other suspects. Rasmey Kampuchea

Young woman injured badly after hit-and-run
A young woman is in a critical condition in hospital after a motorbike slammed into her in Phnom Penh’s Daun Penh district on Saturday. Police allege the driver was drunk and speeding, careening across the road before he hit the 17-year-old victim. The driver fled the scene and police are still on the hunt for him. Koh Santepheap

Translated by Sen David


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