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Police Blotter: 11 Feb 2011

Fisherman blinded in gunpowder mishap
A 27-year-old farmer was seriously injured in an explosion in Pursat’s Phnom Kravanh district on Tuesday. Police said the man was using gunpowder to fish, when the powder ignited and seriously injured the man. Police added that fishing with gunpowder is illegal. The man was sent to a hospital and sustained injuries to his hand in addition to blinding himself. The victim’s wife said that he frequently used gunpowder to fish because it was easier.

Thief escapes after robbing motodop
POLICE in Phnom Penh’s Dangkor district said that a 35-year-old motorbike taxi driver was robbed of his motorbike on Monday night. The victim said the suspect ordered him to drive to a secluded area, where he then threatened the driver with a knife and demanded the motorbike before escaping. The driver has filed a complaint to police, yet police say it may be too late to apprehend the suspect.

Man clings to life after stabbing attack
AN 18-year-old man was stabbed with a knife and nearly killed in Phnom Penh’s Tuol Kork district on Tuesday. Police said that the victim is a construction worker who went to drink with his friend after he finished work. While they were drinking, an argument started and the suspect stabbed the victim, who was later sent to hospital. Police are investigating the case closely because the victim allegedly knows the identity of the suspect.

Drunken driver kills cow, damages house
A cow was killed and a house damaged after a car accident in Takeo‘s Daunkeo district on Wednesday. Police said the driver was exceeding the speed limit even though he was driving on a small road in the village. The homeowner said that he was keeping his cow in front of the house when the car crashed into it, after which he demanded compensation from the driver. Police said the driver was intoxicated and it was lucky no one was killed, and his car was impounded.

Vehicle abandoned mysteriously in village
POLICE in Siem Reap’s Prasat Bakong district confiscated a car on Tuesday that was abandoned and likely used in a crime. Police said that villagers reported that two men and one woman left the car outside of a villager’s home, after changing clothes and leaving behind a mobile phone, a walkie-talkie and a land concession map for rice plantations in Siem Reap and Kampong Thom. Police are now searching for the identity of the vehicle’s owner.



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