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Police Blotter: 10 Jul 2012

Brother accidentally shoots his own sister
Brothers and sisters have been known to quarrel while growing up. What they haven’t been generally known to do is shoot each other. But that’s what happened in Kampong Chhnang’s Boribor district on Friday when the brother of an 11-year-old girl accidentally shot her with their dad’s rifle. The father, an occasional hunter who won’t be winning any parenting awards for a while, left the rifle within reach of his six-year-old son. The boy, perhaps thinking he wanted to hunt, too, picked up the gun and shot the first thing that moved, which happened to be his older sister. She was hit in the right arm and transported to a provincial hospital to have the bullet removed. Police did not make an arrest, calling it an accident. Nokorwat

Wife loses rice and hits hubby with knife
A 39-year-old woman critically injured her husband on Friday in Kampong Cham’s Ponhea Krek district. A relative of the victim said the couple, both a little tipsy, got into it over a bowl of spilled rice. The wife, instead of calmly scolding her husband for being clumsy, pulled out a cleaver and hit him in the neck. He was sent to hospital, but police said he was not pressing charges for the sake of the couple’s children. Koh Santepheap

Last suspect in heist of jewellery arrested
Police in Phnom Penh have arrested a 29-year-old man last week linked to an old robbery case in Vietnam. In 2009, six armed men crossed the border to Vietnam and robbed a jewellery store. They fled back to Cambodia with $67,000 and more than 12 demloeung of gold. The man was the last of the suspects arrested in the case. Koh Santepheap

Hit-and-run kills mentally ill woman
A mentally ill woman was found dead on Sunday in Kandal’s Kien Svay district. A passer-by spotted her corpse lying on the sidewalk about 5am. Police who examined the body suggested the woman had died immediately after being hit by a car. Police are calling on residents to help identify the body before its cremation. Nokorwat

Crash helps police nab necklace thief in capital
A 20-year-old man was arrested on Thursday for allegedly snatching a necklace from a woman in Phnom Penh’s Sensok district. Police said a 21-year-old had been riding her motorbike when the suspect, also on a motorbike, targeted her necklace, causing both vehicles to crash. Police arrested the man immediately after they heard the woman scream for help. Koh Santepheap

Translated by Phak Seangly

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