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Police Blotter: 14 Dec 2011

•Cheating gunman opens fire on snitch
A 46-year-old man was seriously injured after being vengefully shot on Sunday in Siem Reap’s Svay Leu district. According to eyewitnesses, the 45-year-old gunman approached the victim while he was having dinner with co-workers. After shooting the man, the gunman fled in his car, but was caught about 200 metres away from the scene. Police said the suspect was angry because the victim had told the suspect’s wife that the he maintained girlfriends on the side, making things very difficult for him at home. The victim is asking for US$20,000 in restitution. The suspect is in jail awaiting trial.

•On-duty security guard hacked with knife
A 24-year-old security guard was attacked with a knife by four men on Monday in Phnom Penh’s Daun Penh district. According to the victim, he was approached by the men to drink with them while he was working, but turned them down. The men then proceeded to violently attack him, with one of them slicing him with a knife. The victim is being treated at hospital, while police are looking for the suspects.

•Undercover cop nabs suspected drug-dealer
A 35-year-old woman was arrested for drug dealing on Monday in Oddar Meanchey province’s Trapaing Prasat district. She had been under investigation by police for awhile, but they did not have enough evidence until now to arrest her. With the help of an undercover police officer acting as a potential buyer, authorities were able to arrest her at her house, seizing 50 tablets of crystal methamphetamines. Police said the woman confessed upon arrest.

•Interrupted burglars attack home owner
A 26-year-old man was seriously injured after being stabbed twice by burglars on Sunday in Poipet town. The victim said that he awoke because of a strange noise to find thieves in his house. The startled burglars stabbed him before fleeing the scene. The victim is recuperating in hospital, while police are searching for suspects.

•Young woman takes from 6-year-old
A young woman was arrested on Monday for stealing a pair of earrings from a 6-year-old girl in Preah Sihanouk province’s Prey Nop district. According to an eyewitness, an unfamiliar woman entered the school and convinced the victim to remove her earrings. Teachers became suspicious and intervened, calling authorities. Police said the 23-year-old suspect confessed to having a pattern of such behaviour. 



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