Police Blotter: 8 Feb 2012

Police Blotter: 8 Feb 2012

Armed men hold up houswarming guests
Two men held up a house-warming party on Monday night in the capital’s Dangkor district, stealing two motorcycles and a necklace. Police said the 45-year-old home owner had left his front gate unlocked. Two men with a handgun entered the home and robbed two guests, 25 and 26, of their motorcycles. A 55-year-old woman who tried to intervene was also robbed of her platinum necklace. Police are working on identifying and arresting the suspects. Kampuchea Thmey

Man found dead at his office a day after party
A 27-year-old man was found dead on Monday at his workplace in the capital’s Por Sen Chey district. A co-worker, who discovered the body, said the man had attended a friend’s party the day before, and was found dead at his office, where he also lived. Police are investigating the death. Kampuchea Thmey

Burglary claims lead to arrest of victim’s brother
A man and his girlfriend were arrested on Saturday after his younger sister accused him of burgling her house in the capital’s Por Sen Chey district. Police said the suspect, 33, broke into the home of his sister, a 31-year-old bank worker, when she was visiting her hometown in Kandal province, and stole goods valued at US$1,800. Police later apprehended the man and his girlfriend, 23. The suspect confessed to the robbery, saying he needed the money to placate his girlfriend. Koh Santepheap

Wife tells cops husband has gun after argument
A man, 52, was charged with illegal possession of a weapon in the capital’s Russei Keo district on Monday after his wife reported him to police. Police said the couple had quarrelled and the husband had left home for five days. His wife, 51, then filed a complaint with police about the weapon and the man was arrested on Friday. He confessed that he had bought a rifle from a police official for US$20 14 years ago, but had never used it. Raksmey Kampuchea

Makeshift tractor kills 41-year-old Pailin man
A 41-year-old man, who was said to be mentally ill, was killed when a makeshift tractor ran over him on Saturday in Pailin province’s Sala Krao district. A 59-year-old witness said the man often ran barefooted along the road shouting that he was unhappy and did not want to live any longer. He had previously attempted to commit suicide by running into tractors but villagers had stopped him. Police took the tractor and asked the man’s relatives to pick up his body. Nokorwat

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