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Police Blotter: 14 Mar 2011

Suspect arrested over string of violent crimes
Chamkamon district police arrested a 27-year-old man on Sunday, accused of committing several violent robberies in Phnom Penh. Police said that many victims had filed complaints alleging the suspect and his accomplice had stolen mobile phones and motorcycles at gunpoint since 2007. Some victims were shot to death when they shouted for help or attempted to fight back. Police sent the suspect to Phnom Penh Municipal Court and are searching for his accomplice who is on the run.

Arrest made over Kampot house robbery
A 32-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of committing a robbery three years ago in Kampot province’s Kampong Trach district. According to police, the man looted the house of a neighbour in 2008 and apprehended the suspect when he returned home on Wednesday, and sent him to provincial court for further investigation although the suspect denied the allegations.

Karaoke hacker on the run in Svay Chek
POLICE are searching for a 28-year-old man accused of hacking a 29-year-old man with a cleaver on Thursday night in Banteay Meanchey’s Svay Chek district. Police said the victim and the suspect sang karaoke with each other at the same parlour when an argument broke out. The suspect then attacked the victim with a cleaver in the head outside the parlour and escaped. The victim, who was unconscious, was sent to a local health centre by his relatives.

Jilted lover detained over rape attempt
A 38-YEAR-OLD farmer was arrested on Tuesday in Takeo province’s Prey Kabas district after a 34-year-old woman accused him of attempted rape. Police said the suspect restrained the woman in a forest while she was washing alone behind her home, but she shouted for help and the suspect escaped from the scene. The woman later withdrew her complaint after being paid compensation, while neighbours claim the two previously had a relationship together.

Violent husband taken into custody after attack
KHSACH KANDAL district police in Kandal province sent a 32-year-old man to court accused of domestic violence several times while intoxicated. Police said he was educated and signed preventative contracts many times, but never followed up on his promise. On Tuesday, he returned home drunk and injured his 31-year-old wife who was sleeping in a hammock. The woman’s mother and brother intervened in the abuse and turned him over to police.



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