Police Blotter: 7 June 2012

Police Blotter: 7 June 2012

Blacksmith suffers head trauma in group attack
A blacksmith was seriously injured on Monday when he was attacked by a group of men in front of his home in the capital’s Por Sen Chey district. Police said the 35-year-old victim had just finished dinner when several men attacked him with wooden sticks and bricks, causing injuries to his head. The suspects escaped on foot and the victim was sent to a private clinic for treatment. Police said they are searching for the suspects. Nokor Wat

Kampong Speu man near death following cleaver attack
After being chopped in the neck with a cleaver and robbed, a 30-year-old man was close to death on Monday in Kampong Speu’s Chbar Mon town. The victim was riding his motorbike with a teenage relative when the suspect allegedly blocked the road, hacked him in the neck and made off with the motorbike. The victim’s relative took him to the provincial hospital and he was later transferred to Phnom Penh for treatment due to the seriousness of his injury. Koh Sanstepheap

Drunken nephew hacks aged uncle with cleaver
A drunk man was arrested after allegedly attacking his 70-year-old uncle with a cleaver in Kampong Thom province’s Sandan district on Saturday. Police said the suspect was extremely intoxicated when he had an argument with his uncle and then hacked him in the head with a cleaver. The victim was hospitalised and his nephew was arrested at the scene. Koh Santepheap

Police raid nets trio for owning firearms, drugs
A trio was arrested on Tuesday in the capital’s Tuol Kork district for alleged possession of illegal firearms and drugs. Police who raided their house said the suspects were taking drugs and found to be in possession of a pistol. All three men were arrested at the scene and taken into police custody for questioning. They will be held until they are sent to court for official charges. Kampuchea Thmey

Couple fears costly cows stolen, sold in Vietnam
A couple in Kampong Chhnang province lodged a complaint with police on Sunday claiming two of their cows were stolen in late May in Takeo province’s Koh Andeth district. Police said the couple, who sold clay pots, were robbed of their cows while they were sleeping along the road. The victims said their cows were valued at more than US$2,000 and believe the thieves have already sold them in Vietnam. Police said they are searching for the perpetrators. Kampuchea Thmey

Translated by Phak Seangly

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