Police Blotter: 6 Mar 2012

Police Blotter: 6 Mar 2012

Man murdered while embracing girlfriend
An 18-year-old man was interrupted while being intimate with his girlfriend and killed by two men in the capital’s Por Sen Chey district on Saturday. Police said the man died at the scene and his girlfriend was seriously injured. According to the woman, the couple had withdrawn to a secluded place. While they were making out, two men approached, stabbed her boyfriend and robbed the couple of a mobile phone, necklace and money. The woman, still naked, then shouted for help. She has since been hospitalised and police are searching for the suspects. Koh Santepheap

Fingerless corpses found floating in river
The copses of a man and woman with their fingers chopped off were found floating in a river in Kandal province on Saturday. Police said the bodies had been discovered by a resident of the area. The couple’s missing fingers led police to speculate that they had been murdered. According to the victims’ families, the pair had been missing for two days. Koh Santepheap

Rival gangs fight with swords, rocks on motos
Police arrested four students from two high schools in the capital for allegedly fighting with swords and rocks on Saturday. Police said the students were members of two large rival groups, which had faced off on motorcycles and attacked each other. Police said they did not know the reason for the clash and have detained the four for questioning. Kampuchea Thmey

Woman’s body found; police suspect foul play
A young woman was found dead in a guesthouse in Kampong Cham town on Sunday. Police said a cleaner had discovered the body and they suspected foul play was involved, based on an initial inspection of the body. Authorities also reported that the 21-year-old victim was a sex worker who had earlier checked into the guesthouse with an unidentified male. Police have launched an investigation. Kampuchea Thmey

Youth victim of armed robbery in capital
A 25-year-old man was robbed of his motorcycle and money after drawing his salary in the capital’s Meanchey district on Saturday. Police said four suspects had threatened and robbed him at gunpoint. According to the victim, he had been on his way home when four men on two motorcycles forced him to stop. They seized his motorcycle, money, bag and mobile phone before fleeing. Police are searching for the suspects. Rasmey Kampuchea

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