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Police Blotter: 10 Mar 2010

Police officer killed in hit-and-run accident
A 35-year-old police officer was killed after he was struck by a car on Kampuchea Krom Boulevard in Phnom Penh’s Prampi Makara district on Sunday. Police said the victim was on his way to work when a car struck him as he crossed the street. The car escaped from the scene, but was chased and apprehended minutes later and the driver was sent to the traffic police office in Phnom Penh, where the case will be resolved with the victim’s family.

Scolded son attempts to take his own life
A 25-YEAR-OLD man attempted suicide in Phnom Penh’s Tuol Kork district on Saturday, after he was scolded by his 45-year-old mother for drinking alcohol and starting an argument with his neighbour. On Saturday morning, he drank alcohol from dawn until dusk with his four friends and then started an argument with his neighbour. His mother started berating him, so he grabbed a knife and cut his throat, but his friends intervened and sent him to hospital.

Parents intervene in abduction of love
A 20-YEAR-OLD high school student was arrested on suspicion of abducting a 14-year-old girl on Saturday in Banteay Meanchey’s Serei Sophon town, after the girl’s parents filed a complaint with the anti-human trafficking and juvenile protection police. Police said the suspect and the under-aged girl love each other and he took her to visit his family in Banteay Meanchey’s Svay Chek district, yet the girl’s parents stopped them and turned them over to Serei Sophon town police.

Garbage collector cashes in on laptop
BATTAMBANG town police arrested a 20-year-old man on Sunday, after a 45-year-old man reported a robbery to police. Police said the suspect was collecting recyclable materials on Saturday night, when he broke into a home and stole a laptop while the homeowner was relaxing outside. The suspect was arrested one day later and confessed to selling the laptop for US$100 to a guesthouse owner in Battambang town. The suspect was sent to provincial court.

Knife-wielding motorcyclists released
SEN SOK district police in Phnom Penh stopped a 20-year-old garment worker and his friend, a 26-year-old security guard, after two cleavers were found on their motorcycle on Sunday night. The two men told police they carried the weapons to protect themselves from robberies, and police educated them before releasing them.



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