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Police Blotter: 13 Feb 2012

Police Blotter: 13 Feb 2012

Husband ‘hacks wife to death with axe’, flees
A 59-year-old woman was allegedly killed by her husband in a case of domestic violence in Battambang town on Friday. Police said the woman died instantly after her husband hacked her three times with an axe. Police are searching for the husband, who was able to evade authorities by fleeing the scene before they arrived. Neighbours said the victim shouted for help but had already died when they arrived. The couple was known to argue frequently, neighbours said. Kampuchea Thmey

Gambling raid nets roosters and bikes
Police in Kratie province conducted a raid to arrest a suspected group of gamblers on Saturday, but came away with only roosters and motorcycles to show for it. Police said the group had been tipped off, and escaped before authorities arrived. Instead, 12 roosters, thought to be used in illegal rooster-fights, and 11 motorcycles were seized. Neighbours had filed a complaint with police, saying the group often gambled and played cards late into the night. Rasmey Kampuchea

Man in hospital after moto collides with bus
A young man was seriously injured in a traffic accident in the capital’s Prampi Makara district on Saturday after his motorcycle collided with a bus. Although authorities said the bus was not speeding and the accident was caused by the victim’s carelessness, they have detained the bus driver for further investigation. The 22-year-old victim is recovering at a city hospital. Koh Santepheap

Sticky-fingered thieves apprehended by police
A pair of men were arrested for breaking in to a house in Siem Reap town on Saturday. Police said the two men, both in their 20s, stole phones and a laptop computer from the house while the owner was out. After the owner filed a complaint, authorities investigated and apprehended the suspects, who admitted to a string of prior burglaries. Kampuchea Thmey

Pair arrested as they deal drugs, cops claim
A 24-year-old woman and her boyfriend were arrested on Saturday by police in Preah Sihanouk province for alleged drug trafficking. Police said they caught the pair in the act of selling drugs to customers. Authorities also seized four packages of ya ma and related drug paraphenelia in the arrest. The couple admitted to the charges, but said there were many other people involved. Rasmey Kampuchea

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