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Police Blotter: 15 Feb 2012

Police Blotter: 15 Feb 2012

Jealousy suspected as motive in man’s murder
An attack believed to have been fuelled by jealousy claimed the life of a man in Phnom Penh’s Dangkor district on Sunday. Police said the victim, 27, exited the house of his girlfriend, who he had intended to marry, when he was beaten to death by a group of five “gangsters” wielding bats, rocks and knives. The victim’s girlfriend sent him to a hospital after the attackers fled the scene, but he died on the way. A friend of the victim said one of the attackers had fancied the victim’s girlfriend and wanted to prevent them from marrying. Police confirmed they were investigating. Koh Santepheap

Alleged home invader stabbed, hospitalised
Military police arrested a man accused of stabbing an alleged thief who had entered his home in Preah Vihear’s Tbeng Meanchey district on Sunday. The arrested man said the victim had entered his home during the night and tried to steal his possessions, so he had stabbed him several times. Police arrived on the scene, sent the alleged thief to a hospital and detained the homeowner for questioning. Rasmei Kampuchea

Football argument ends in vicious group beating
A man was severely beaten after an argument stemming from a football match in Kampong Chhnang’s Kampong Leng district on Monday. Police said a group of several men followed the victim home after they had quarrelled during their football match and beat him until he was unconscious. Neighbours in the area sent the victim to the hospital after his attackers fled. Police said they were searching for suspects and the victim was recovering from his injures. Koh Santepheap

Bat used to smash car’s mirror during robbery
A man was arrested  after being accused of smashing a car with a bat and stealing money in Oddar Meanchey’s Trapeang Prasat district on Sunday. Police said the 32-year-old suspect smashed the mirror of a car before stealing money and a phone from the victim inside. The suspect was arrested by police as he tried to flee the scene and allegedly admitted to the theft. The stolen money and phone were returned to the victim. Kampuchea Thmey

Woman on motorbike injured in necklace theft
A woman was taken to hospital on Monday after she had her necklace snatched while riding her motorbike and was dragged to the ground in the capital’s Sen Sok district. Police said they gave chase to the male suspect and made an arrest. The suspect, 22, was arrested and awaits trial. The stolen necklace was returned to the victim. Koh Santepheap

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