Police Blotter: 6 Jun 2012

Police Blotter: 6 Jun 2012

Drive-by thieves get public beating
A pair of robbery suspects were beaten nearly to death as they tried to snatch a necklace from a woman in Phnom Penh’s Daun Penh district on Monday. The two crashed into a woman’s motorcycle when they tried to snatch her necklace. As they fell to the ground, bystanders swarmed and a lengthy beating ensued. The police subsequently arrived and took the two into custody. Rasmey Kampuchea

Van with trash travels so fast it causes crash
A speeding rubbish van hit a man on his motorcycle in the capital’s Chamkarmon district on Monday, seriously injuring him. Police said the driver of the van was flooring it when the accident occurred. Police are investigating the incident and have contacted the driver’s company to try and work out a solution. Rasmey Kampuchea

Man stabbed to death at dance on visit home
A 29-year-old alleged gangster was stabbed to death during a visit back home in Kampong Speu province’s Thpong district on Monday. Police said that the man had left the village more than a year ago because of a dispute. After returning home to visit his parents on Monday, the man was stabbed during a dance in the village and died on the way to hospital. Police investigating the case suggested that the dispute could have been the motive of the murder, but they didn’t have a suspect yet. Kampuchea Thmey

Motorcycle thieves caught mid-robbery
Police say they caught two men red-handed as they were trying to steal a motorcycle in Kandal’s Takhmao district on Monday. The owner of the motorcycle said that he had locked up the vehicle in front of his office. Police said they had received many complaints about stolen motorcycles and reminded residents to be more careful. Deum Ampil

Police net motorcycle thieves during sale
Three people were arrested when they were trying to sell an allegedly stolen motorcycle in Phnom Penh’s Tuol Kork district on Monday. Police received a complaint a few days ago, and the victim helped to identify the robbers. The three confessed to the crime and said they had robbed more than once. Police sent them to court. Koh Santepheap

Translated by Phak Seangly

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