Police Blotter: 8 Dec 2011

Police Blotter: 8 Dec 2011

•Carpenter shot in legs as thieves steal moto
A carpenter was shot in both legs during a robbery on Saturday night in Phnom Penh’s Toul Kork district. A witness said two suspects were stealing a motorbike, belonging to the victim’s boss, when the victim intervened. One of the suspects shot him in both legs with a small pistol before the two thieves fled the scene on the motorbike. The victim, 21, was hospitalised and police said they were searching for the suspects.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

•Six men arrested over big-time trousers theft
Accused of stealing hundreds of pairs of trousers, six men were arrested on Tuesday at a factory in Phnom Penh. Police said the foreman of the factory lodged a complaint accusing six delivery drivers of stealing 336 pairs of trousers while taking a load of clothing to another factory. Police said all of the suspects admitted to the theft. The suspects are in custody awaiting trial.
KAMPUCHEA THMEY

•Driver flees scene after injuring child
A child was seriously injured after a car struck him while he walked home on Tuesday in Stung Treng province’s Stung Treng district. Police said the driver of the vehicle, 40, accidentally hit the 7-year-old boy and then attempted to flee the scene. The driver was caught by police, who confiscated his car, but soon after he was allowed to leave the scene on a motorbike. The child was hospitalised with serious injuries and police said they had asked the suspect to come to the police station in order to sort out compensation. KOH SANTEPHEAP

•Man borrows friend’s motorbike, then sells it   
A teen was arrested by police on Sunday in the capital’s Toul Kork district after being accused of stealing his friend’s motorbike. Police said the suspect, 18, asked to borrow his friend’s motorbike, who complied. The suspect then sold the bike. The suspect was arrested and police said he confessed to the stealing and selling the motorbike.
NOKOR WAT

•Armed man threatens woman, flees with bike
A thief robbed a woman of her motorbike at gunpoint on Tuesday in the capital’s Toul Kork district. Police said the woman, 41, parked her motorbike in front of her house when she was accosted by two suspects. They threatened her with a pistol and made away with her motorbike. The victim filed a complaint with the police.
KAMPUCHEA THMEY

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