Police Blotter: 4 Jun 2012

Police Blotter: 4 Jun 2012

Brother-in-law attacks with faeces, cleaver
After allegedly throwing faeces and attempting to hack his brother-in-law with a cleaver, police arrested a 34-year-old man in Battambang’s Phnom Proek district on Thursday. The victim said he was attempting to meet up with his wife at her parents’ house when his wife’s younger brother allegedly threw faeces at him and attempted to chop him with a cleaver. The husband then beat the suspect with a bamboo pole until he fled the scene, but was later arrested. Nokor Wat

Attack after drinking session leaves one dead
A 27-year-old man was hacked to death and two others seriously injured in Battambang’s Kors Kralor district on Thursday night. Police said the three victims had been drinking in a pub and were attacked on their way back home. One of the victims was hacked in the neck and died at the scene. Two others sustained serious injuries to their hands. Police suspected the fatal attack could have been revenge because the deceased victim had had an argument with a villager a few days ago. Police said they are looking for suspects. Koh Santepheap

Hit-and-run kills one motorbike passenger
A passenger died and a motodop was seriously injured in a hit-and-run crash on Friday in Phnom Penh’s Por Sen Chey district. A speeding lorry allegedly struck the motorbike that was driving in the same direction and escaped the scene at about 7:40pm. Police could not identify the dead, and sent the corpse to a pagoda nearby. Police said they are trying to find the dead passenger’s family. Kampuchea Thmey

Suspected thief nabbed a year after boss robbed
Koh Kong police apprehended a 23-year-old man on Wednesday, one year after he allegedly attacked and robbed his employer in the capital’s Sen Sok district. Police said the suspect tied up his employer, knocked him unconscious and robbed him of $5,000 and a mobile phone last July. The suspect then escaped to Koh Kong, where he was arrested and sent back to Phnom Penh. The suspect allegedly confessed to the crime and will be sent to court. Kampuchea Thmey

Alleged buffalo thief nabbed in Kampot
Four men allegedly stole two buffaloes from a farmer in Preah Sihanouk late last month. One suspect was arrested by police on Thursday in Kampot’s  Dang Tong district. The four suspected thieves allegedly attempted to sell the buffaloes across the border in Vietnam. The apprehended suspect confessed to the crime, and the buffaloes were returned to the victim in Preah Sihanouk. Nokor Wat

Translated by Phak Seangly

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