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Police Blotter: 10 Jun 2010

Police Blotter: 10 Jun 2010

POLICE

MAN CAN’T PAY FOR BIKE, KILLS SELF
A 25-year-old man in Sen Sok district hanged himself on Monday after his wife refused to allow him to purchase the modern motorbike he had his eye on. His wife revealed the details of the argument to police after the man’s body was located, saying that they didn’t have enough money for the motorbike, and that she had suggested buying a cheaper one.
DEUM AMPIL

COP ROBBED IN BED IN KAMPONG CHAM
Three robbers in Kampong Cham province’s Memot district targeted the house of a police officer on Monday night, making away with an unknown amount of money and jewellery. The police officer said he had been on edge all day Monday, largely because his dogs were barking around the clock. He even investigated the woods around his house before going to bed, but he did not see anyone. As he was falling asleep, the robbers entered the house and demanded money and jewellery from him and his wife. They managed to escape, as the police officer was too frightened to chase them because they were wielding guns. Police are investigating the case.
DEUM AMPIL

DEN OF CARD ADDICTS RAIDED IN KANDAL
Police in Kandal province’s Koh Thom district raided a den full of men who are said to be addicted to card-playing, arresting seven of them. The operation was carried out on Sunday, and caught a group of about 20 men cockfighting and playing “illegal card games”. They all managed to escape when police descended on the house, but authorities later managed to nab seven of them. A nearby resident said many of the men were members of the same extended family, and that they all were “addicted to card-playing”. He expressed concern about the security risks caused by such games being permitted in the village. Police are continuing their search for the 13 men who absconded after the raid.
KAMPUCHEA THMEY

OFFICER CAUSES CRASH, PAYS VICTIMS
A senior police official in Stung Treng province crashed into three cars while driving to the capital to visit relatives, injuring three people seriously. Police who responded to the scene of the accident said the Stung Treng officer had been driving carelessly, resulting in the collision. They immediately took the suspect in for questioning, and he agreed to pay all three of the victims US$1,000. Witnesses reportedly commended the suspect for agreeing to compensate the victims rather than “using powerful functions” to threaten them.
KAMPUCHEA THMEY

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