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Police Blotter: 13 May 2011

Police Blotter: 13 May 2011

In-law murdered, not adulterer as thought
Police in Phnom Penh’s Dangkor district claim a 30-year-old man confessed to killing of his brother-in-law on Tuesday. Police said that the suspect killed the victim on Monday after he saw him sleeping in bed with his wife and mistook him for an adulterer because his face was obscured. The suspect then allegedly beat him to death with a piece of wood.His wife awoke in horror and said the two were just sleeping in the same bed. The suspect was missing for two days before turning up at the police station. He has been sent to court.

Wood smuggler escapes after chase
A WOOD smuggler escaped after a high-speed chase with police on Tuesday in Kratie province. Police said two patrol cars followed the suspect after they became suspicious of him as he was driving at excessive speeds. They called him to stop but he refused, so police pursued him. The driver escaped on foot but police managed to impound the car, which was full of luxury wood, and turned it over to the Forestry Administration.

Gambler arrested after casino robbery
A 22-YEAR-OLD man was arrested on suspicion of stealing a woman’s purse in Kampot province on Tuesday. Police said that the suspect was gambling in a casino but had lost all of his money. In desperation, he allegedly snatched a woman’s purse who was preoccupied at a gaming table. Police claim he was a problem gambler. Officials have since sent him to court.

Wat Phnom robbery thwarted by police
TWO men were arrested after an attempted robbery in Phnom Penh’s Daun Penh district on Tuesday. The victim said that she was sitting on a bench near Wat Phnom, waiting for her brother to pick her up and take her home. Three men then allegedly threatened to steal her necklace but she shouted for help and a police patrol came to her aid. Police said they arrested two suspects while a third escaped. The necklace was returned to the victim and the suspects have been sent to court.


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