Police Blotter: 9 Jan 2012

Police Blotter: 9 Jan 2012

Clumsy wedding dancer set upon by trio of men
Three men were sent to Takeo provincial court on Friday for allegedly injuring a 46-year-old man at a wedding on Wednesday in the province’s Traing district. Police said the three suspects, aged 24, 25 and 26, were dancing at a wedding. When the victim accidentally stepped on one of the men’s feet, they attacked him with a hoe and sword.
Koh Santepheap

Sword-wielding thief nabbed by police
Bakeo district police in Ratanakkiri province captured a man on Thursday after he allegedly tried to rob two siblings on Wednesday. Police said a 23-year-old man was picking up his older sister, 30, from the capital when the suspect blocked their way with a sword and attacked them in an attempt to steal their motorcycle. Upon the victims shouting for help, the suspect fled into a nearby forest, but was arrested one day later by police.
Koh Santepheap

Officials hunt for rice theft accomplice
A 21-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday by Kong Pisei district police in Kampong Speu province for allegedly stealing rice. Police said the man and his accomplice stole three sacks of rice and hid them in a forest. The next day, they sold one of the sacks for US$15, which they spent on alcohol and food. Police sent the suspect to the provincial court and are searching for his accomplice.
Kampuchea Thmey

Wedding brawl victim  dies in hospital
ONE man was critically wounded and another killed by four men while taking part in a wedding in Kampong Speu province’s Phnom Sruoch district on Friday, say police. While at a wedding in the village, four men aged 18 to 30 began to argue with the victims – aged 18 and 19 – and attacked them with wooden sticks. The victims were sent to a hospital in the capital, where one died from his injuries. The assailants have since been arrested.
Kampuchea Thmey

Drunk wedding guest shoots bride, others
A 47-year-old bride and her two guests were injured on Friday in Kandal province’s Sa’ang district when a drunken guest fired at them with a pistol. Police said the 48-year-old suspect attended the wedding, got drunk and danced with the female guests, who later rejected him when he behaved rudely toward them. The suspect shouted loudly and fired a few shots after the bride attempted to placate him, injuring her and two other guests, aged 28 and 51, in the hands and thighs. The suspect was later arrested by police.
Kampuchea Thmey

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