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Police Blotter: 1 Dec 2010

Police Blotter: 1 Dec 2010

Masseuse held over robbery of client
A 19-year-old male massage parlour staffer was arrested in Phnom Penh’s Tuol Kork district on Monday after allegedly stealing money from a customer. The victim said he was “tired all day” so to unwind he went for a massage, keeping his money in a security box at reception. After receiving the rubdown, he went to retrieve his belongings but the money was gone. He filed a complaint with the owner of the shop who began to check the pockets of all his staff, eventually finding the money in the suspect’s pants.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

‘Respected translator’ nabbed over bike theft
Police arrested a translator in Phnom Penh’s Dangkor district on Sunday after he stole his friend’s motorbike. Police said that the suspect had borrowed the bike from his friend, but failed to return it after two days. The victim filed a complaint with district police, who later arrested the suspect. A neighbour said the suspect “should not have done this” because he is a respected translator.
KAMPUCHEA THMEY

Cop set bad example by hanging himself
A 28-year-old policeman hanged himself in Siem Reap town on Monday because he was angry with his wife’s insinuations that he had a new girlfriend. His superiors at the station said he failed to show up to work, so they inquired with the man’s wife as to his whereabouts. She said she didn’t know where he was, so they searched the town and found him hanging from a tree. Police were angry at the victim for killing himself because police are “an example for the residents and they should not do this”.
KAMPUCHEA THMEY

Drivers beat officer as motorcade looms
Two of five motorbike taxi drivers were arrested after they beat up a police officer in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district on Saturday. Officials said the victim had ordered the suspects to move their motorbikes from the road because a car carrying National Assembly president Chea Sim was approaching. Not impressed by the VIP status of the car’s passenger, the suspects instead began to beat the policeman unconscious. Police sent the two men they managed to arrest to the municipal court.
 KOH SANTEPHEAP

Two homes burn down after pious man errs
Two apartments in Kandal’s Takhmao district burned down on Monday and police said incense sticks were the cause of the blaze. The owner said he was praying and lit the sticks, but then let them burn as he slept. A fire erupted and managed to spread to a neighbouring apartment. The home owner said everything in his home was damaged, but unsympathetic police said it was his fault.
KAMPUCHEA THMEY

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