Police Blotter: 31 May 2012

Police Blotter: 31 May 2012

Cow herder stumbles on woman’s remains
The skeleton of a woman was found by a cow herder in Kampong Speu province’s Kong Pisei district on Monday. Police said they identified the remains as those of a 60-year-old, who died about two months ago. Police said they were investigating the cause of her death and are attempting to find her family members. Villagers said the dead woman was from another province and might have died after dizziness, adding that murder was unlikely. Koh Santepheap

Policeman’s wife robbed by gun-wielding duo
The wife of a Ministry of Interior police officer was robbed at the gate of her house in the capital’s Chamkarmon district on Monday. She was about to open the gate when two men allegedly pointed a gun at her. Her husband, who was still in their car at that time, was armed, but did not engage in a fight for fear that the thieves might shoot his wife. The thieves took the wife’s handbag and escaped on a motorcycle. Neither he husband nor wife were injured. Rasmey Kampuchea

Trio of passengers beat motodop, steal bike
A 32-year-old motodop was seriously injured by three of his passengers and was robbed of his motorbike in Kampong Speu province’s Phnom Sruoch district. Three men hired the victim to take them from a local market to a village. When they were close to a plantation, the three beat the motodop unconscious and escaped on his motorbike. Villagers reported the robbery to police and sent the victim to hospital. Kampuchea Thmey

Girl robbed by former classmate in the capital
A mother and daughter were riding a tuk-tuk in the capital’s Chamkarmon district on Monday when two young men on a motorcycle snatched the mother’s handbag with $40. The mother shouted for help and police in the area caught and arrested the suspects one hour later. The daughter said one of the suspects was her classmate two years ago. Nokor Wat

Shooting ends party; suspect evades police
A drunk man is accused of shooting another man at a party in Prey Veng province’s Sithor Kandal district on Sunday. At the party, police said the drunken gunman fired a round and the bullet allegedly ricocheted, striking the thigh of a 31-year-old man. The suspect tried to take the wounded man to Phnom Penh for medical treatment in his car, but he was stopped by military police. Police found the gun in his car, but the suspect managed to escape. Koh Santepheap

Translated by Phak Seangly

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