Police Blotter: 5 Mar 2012

Police Blotter: 5 Mar 2012

Sword-wielding group attacks factory workers
Two garment workers were seriously injured after four men attacked them with swords in the capital’s Meanchey district on Thursday. The victims said they and three other workers had earlier argued with their factory chief, who had called her husband about the argument.  When the workers were returning home, four men approached them on motorcycles and hacked them before speeding off. The victims said they suspected the chief’s husband was behind the attack. Koh Santepheap

Man robbed of money, motorbike at gunpoint
A 25-year-old man was robbed of his motorbike and a month’s salary at gunpoint on Friday while on his way home in the capital’s Tuol Kork district. The victim said he was driving home when four men on two motos trailed him. They then robbed him of his moto, mobile and wallet. Police are searching for the suspects. Nokorwat

Pair of informants tip off cops to ‘drug dealer’
Poipet town military police in Banteay Meanchey province arrested a man, 35, for allegedly delivering illegal drugs on Friday. Police said they had been tipped off by two men arrested the day before with five packages of ya ma on them. Police raided the suspect’s rented room and arrested him after finding two packages of ya ma and other equipment for packaging and taking drugs. Koh Santepheap

Neighbours intervene, help nab pair of thieves
Two men, aged 17 and 21, were apprehended on Thursday for allegedly attempting to steal from a moto garage in the capital’s Chamkarmon district. Police said the two suspects snuck onto the premises while the garage owner was sleeping. A neighbour saw them and shouted to alert the owner. Other neighbours then caught the suspects and turned them over to officials. Police confiscated a moto from the suspects, who confessed they had stolen from that garage more than 10 times before. Kampuchea Thmey

Duo charged with theft after stealing necklace
Two men, both aged 23, were charged with burglary by the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Friday. Police said the suspects, one of whom is a medical student, snatched a necklace on Tuesday from a 65-year-old woman while she was walking to a market in the capital’s Prampi Makara district. The victim shouted to alert a nearby police officer as the suspects were fleeing on a motorcycle. Police pursued and arrested the pair, who admitted to the charges, saying they lacked money to buy illegal drugs. Rasmey Kampuchea

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