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Police Blotter: 11 Nov 2011

Cross-dressing teen lures robbery victim
A TEEN was arrested on Wednesday after he was accused of dressing up as a woman in order to rob a man in Phnom Penh’s Dangkor district. Police said the suspect, 19, presented himself as a female prostitute and convinced the victim of the robbery to return to a guesthouse to have sex. Once at the guesthouse, the victim fell asleep and the suspect allegedly stole his rings and a bracelet. The next morning, the victim filed a complaint with police, who arrested the suspect later that day. Police said the suspect admitted to the robbery.

Two critically injured in motorbike assault
A BRUTAL attack left two men on the verge of death on Tuesday in Kampong Chhnang province’s Kampong Tralach district. Police said the two victims were driving home from a wedding when several men riding four motorbikes attacked them. The assailants almost beat the victims to death before residents in the area called police to intervene. The two victims were hospitalised and remain in a critical condition.

Speeding truck wreaks havoc, driver arrested
A TRUCK crashed in the capital’s Meanchey district on Wednesday, leaving four men seriously injured. Police said the truck smashed into a house, two cars and a motorbike before coming to a stop. The driver was allegedly travelling at excessive speed before he lost control. No one died in the accident, but the house and the vehicles hit by the truck were badly damaged. Police arrested the driver.

Police capture rock-wielding moto thief
AN ALLEGED moto thief was arrested on Wednesday in Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district. Police said the suspect, 21, attacked the victim with rocks, forcing him to fall off his motorbike. The suspect then beat the victim and attempted to make off with his motorbike. Police in the area caught the suspect as he tried to flee. The suspect was sent to jail and awaits trial.

Slain woman found by family, motive unclear
THE body of a 29-year-old woman was found at her home in Svay Rieng province’s Chantrea district on Wednesday. Police said the victim, who was found by her family, appeared to have been stabbed to death. The victim’s family said they were worried after not seeing her for several days. The motive behind the crime remains unclear. Robbery was ruled out by authorities, as no valuables were missing from the residence. Police have launched an investigation.



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