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Police Blotter: 15 Mar 2011

Police Blotter: 15 Mar 2011

Unhappy ending in massage parlour
A 46-YEAR-OLD Vietnamese man was arrested after he stabbed a victim in a massage parlour in Phnom Penh’s Chamkarmon district on Saturday. Police said that the suspect asked a masseuse to have sex with him but she refused, and he said he would not pay money for the massage. She told her boss and he confronted the suspect, telling him they did not offer sexual services. The suspect became angry and stabbed the masseuse with a knife, prompting police to arrest him and send him to provincial court.

Party argument leads to ruthless shooting  
A 33-YEAR-OLD man was arrested after he shot a woman in Oddar Meanchey’s Samrong district on Friday. Police said the two had an argument over differing opinions on preparations for an annual party in their village, when the suspect shot the victim in the leg and escaped. Police arrested him and confiscated his gun and he was sent to court.

Student attacked in unprovoked incident
An 18-year-old student was attacked in Phnom Penh’s Prampi Makara district on Saturday. The victim said that when she came back from a wedding party, the suspect was outside of her house and attacked her unprovoked. She said she had never seen the suspect before and after the attack police managed to arrest the suspect while he tried to escape. Neighbours said that the man suffered from a mental illness and he has been detained by police.

Suspect arrested after tourist robbery
A 24-year-old woman was arrested after she stole an American tourist’s purse in Phnom Penh’s Daun Penh district on Saturday. Police said that while the victim was shopping in a market the suspect grabbed the victim’s purse and escaped, but bystanders subdued her and turned her over to police. The suspect admitted that she had committed the robbery and had stolen about US$200, which was returned to the victim after the suspect was taken into police custody.

Security guard robbed while taking a wash
A security guard was robbed of his motorbike after he left it in front of his house in Phnom Penh’s Dangkor district on Saturday. Police said that an unknown thief committed the robbery but they could not catch him due to a lack of evidence. The victim said that he had entered his house to have a wash and when he returned outside the bike was gone, even though he had securely locked it. Police are investigating the case further but have little information on the suspect.


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