Police Blotter: 8 Mar 2013

Police Blotter: 8 Mar 2013

Third time the charm for Tuol Kork crime magnet
A 21-year-old man was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly snatching a necklace from a repeat victim in Phnom Penh’s Tuol Kork district. Police said the woman, 38, was riding home from the market when two men on a motorbike sped by and tried to grab her necklace. She scuffled with one, alerting nearby police. Officers arrested one man while his accomplice escaped on the bike, and the necklace was returned to the woman. Police said this is the third time the woman had her jewellery taken from her on the street.  Kampuchea Thmey

Long-term wife abuser may face other long term
Samrong district police in Takeo province arrested a 49-year-old man on suspicion of domestic violence on Monday. Police said the man often drinks, and the day of the incident proved no different. Upon coming home, he picked a fight with wife, destroying two TVs, CD players and other furniture in the process. The wife fled the house and reported him to the cops. Police said they used to warn him, after previous incidents, to take it easy at home, but he never listened.  Koh Santepheap

Discordant druggies draw disciplinary action
Pailin town police in Pailin province arrested two men in their early 20s on Tuesday for smoking meth Police said a group of six men were puffing away in a hidden spot when an argument broke out over whose turn it was to toke. In the middle of all this, police showed up and arrested two, while four others escaped under the cover of night. Two tablets of “yama” and drug paraphernalia were found at the scene.  Koh Santepheap

Scuffed shoe starts Sen Sok street scuffle
Two men, aged 22 and 25, were badly injured on the head on Monday night after being attacked in Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district, an area familiar for its vice and samurai sword showdowns. According to police, the two men visited a nightclub, where things went downhill when one accidentally stepped on a man’s foot, setting off a heated argument. The victims left the scene, but were trailed by four men, who attacked them with fists and sticks, but left before police arrived. The victims were hospitalised.  Koh Santepheap

Small-time crook turns big-time loser at casino
The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Tuesday charged a 29-year-old man for stealing company property in Phnom Penh’s Daun Penh district. Police said the phone store worker stole an iPhone and computer, which he pawned for $2,000, only to lose the loot at Naga World. The suspect confessed and was sent to Prey Sar prison for pre-trial detention.  Raksmey Kampuchea

Translated by Phak Seangly


  • Kem Sokha’s daughters slam ‘liar’ Sam Rainsy over ‘smears’

    The daughters of former opposition leader Kem Sokha hit out at Sam Rainsy on Tuesday, accusing the newly nominated “acting president” of the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) of leading a “smear campaign” against their father and “repeatedly lying to the public”. The Supreme Court-dissolved

  • US Embassy urges reconciliation

    The US has urged Cambodia to restore the independence of the media, drop charges against Kem Sokha and other political prisoners, and end the prohibition of political activity by opposition parties. However, senior government officials see the request, issued by US embassy spokesman Arend C

  • Government deports 235 Chinese scammers

    THE Immigration Department of the Ministry of Interior on Thursday deported 235 Chinese nationals, 35 of whom were female, via the Phnom Penh International Airport for their part in a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) online money extortion scam. The deportees were arrested on November 26 over the

  • ‘Tolerant’ PM calls for ‘unity’

    In his message on celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Kampuchean United Front for National Salvation, known by its French acronym FUNSK, Prime Minister Hun Sen said for the sake of unity in the Kingdom, he is “tolerant” to those who “acknowledged their mistakes”, and