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Police Blotter: 10 Feb 2011

Reward offered in hunt for murder suspect
Police in Stung Treng province are searching for a murder suspect after a 28-year-old woman was found dead in a motorbike robbery in Siem Bok district on January 26. Police are offering a reward of 1,000,000 riels (about US$250) to anyone with information leading to the suspect’s arrest. The woman was riding her motorbike to sell food in Siem Bok district, when an unknown assailant attacked and killed her, stealing her motorbike and 300,000 riels (about $75). 

Fight at party leaves man severely injured
A 33-year-old Vietnamese man is being sent for further medical treatment in Phnom Penh or Vietnam, after he sustained serious injuries to his bladder during an argument in the Kampong Chhnang district of Kampong Chhnang province on Friday. Police said the victim was having a party at his home and was playing loud music, when a 29-year-old neighbour attacked the victim with a belt. He was sent to the provincial hospital and the suspect was arrested on Saturday but later released.

Motorbike robbery leads to arrest
Police in Phnom Penh’s Chamkarmon district arrested two 21-year-old men on Monday, when they were caught riding a stolen motorbike on Friday. Police said that a 21-year-old woman filed a complaint to local police after two men robbed her motorbike at gunpoint in Phnom Penh’s Mean Chey district. The two confessed to the accusation and are alleged to be involved in another motorbike robbery that left a victim dead. Police have sent them to court and are investigating other accomplices.

Drugs arrests may lead to more info
Daun Penh district police detained four men and an 18-year-old woman on Monday night, after they were found using illegal drugs in a slum in Phnom Penh’s Psar Thmey III commune. Police said they determined that most of them are homeless and are drug addicts and were sent to Daun Penh district hall for further investigation, to determine who sold them the illegal drugs. 

House destroyed after electrical fire
Daun Sen Sok district police in Phnom Penh said that a home was destroyed by fire on Wednesday morning. Firemen prevented the blaze from spreading to other houses and no one was injured in the fire, but there was extensive property damage. The 48-year-old homeowner said an electrical malfunction triggered the fire while she was cooking on an electric stove.



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