Police Blotter: 4 Apr 2012

Police Blotter: 4 Apr 2012

Court for three men after Sensok killing
Three men are set for a court appearance after they confessed to killing a man in Phnom Penh’s Sensok district on Monday. Police say that the suspects knifed the construction worker to death after a minor argument. They were detained by police while they planned their getaway to their home provinces. Kampuchea Thmey

Kampong Cham raid nabs five on trafficking charges
Police in Kampong Cham‘s Memot district have arrested five men and women over alleged drug trafficking offenses. Police raided the home of one of the suspects on Monday and seized three packages of pills and some drug paraphernalia which had been carefully hidden. The group have admitted to the accusations against them and have been sent to the provincial court. Rasmey Kampuchea

Victim knocked out during motorbike theft
A 30-year-old man was robbed of his motorbike by three suspects in Phnom Penh’s Dangkor district on Monday. Police said the victim had driven from his house to a market as usual but was attacked by the trio, one of whom struck him over the head with a gun. The assailants made off on the motorbike and left the victim unconscious at the scene. Kampuchea Thmey

Two on the run after drunken cattle theft
A trio of cattle thieves was arrested by police in Battambang town on Monday. Police say that five men are suspected of stealing cows worth 12 million riel but they have so far only been able to apprehend three. Officials believe that on the day of the theft, the men had been drinking and were worried about their finances, and in a desperate move, they took the livestock. Koh Santepheap

Man confesses to jewellery theft scam
Police in Banteay Meanchey’s Serey Sophon district arrested a man over the attempted theft of a necklace from a street vendor on Monday. Police said that three men were involved in the botched scam; while two posed as potential customers, the third tried to snatch the item of jewellery. Although two of the suspects escaped, the third was apprehended and confessed to their attempted crime. Kampuchea Thmey

Translated by Sen David

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