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Police Blotter: 1 Oct 2010

Student borrows bike from friend and sells it
A 19-year-old student was arrested after stealing his friend’s bike and selling it in Kandal province’s Takhmao town on Tuesday. The victim said he lent the bike to his friend while he was studying because his friend needed to run some errands. However, days passed and the suspect failed to return the bike. The suspect was eventually arrested, and he confessed to selling the bike.

Unloved prisoner dies from heart attack in jail
An inmate died from a suspected heart attack in Preah Sihanouk provincial prison on Monday, but his body has not been claimed by relatives because his family reportedly hated him. A prison official said that the inmate fainted and was sent to hospital. Doctors there said a heart attack caused him to collapse, and he was pronounced dead on arrival. The corpse has since been sent to a local pagoda by prison officials because the family refused to pick it up. A prison official said the family “hated him so much”.

Man refuses pal money for booze, gets knifed
A man was stabbed after he refused to give money to a drunk friend who wanted to buy more booze in Kampong Thom province’s Prasat Balaing district on Tuesday. Police said the suspect was always drunk. On the day in question, the suspect asked to borrow 10,000 riels (US$2.50) so he could buy cheap wine and continue drinking. The victim did not comply with the request, so the suspect allegedly stabbed him. He has been taken to hospital, and the suspect has been arrested.

Police stop drug sale between friends
Police arrested a man as he attempted to deliver drugs to the house of a friend in Banteay Meanchey province’s Serei Sophoan district on Tuesday. A neighbour had earlier approached police expressing concern that the man was at the centre of illicit deals in his village. When they arrested the suspect, police confiscated 10 bags of narcotics that he was in the process of depositing on the doorstep of a friend. Police said the friend escaped before police made it to his house. They are now on the hunt for him, and the arrested suspect has been sent to court for questioning.



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