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Police Blotter: 16 Jan 2012

Necklace thief bolts after motos collide
A high school student was arrested on Friday on suspicions of stealing a woman’s necklace in the capital’s Sen Sok district. Police said the woman was on a motorcycle when one of two students on another motorcycle snatched her platinum necklace. The two motorcycles collided and fell down. One of the suspects, 19, was arrested while trying to escape on foot, but his 18-year-old accomplice made off with the $100 necklace. Kampuchea Thmey  

Authorities leave dead body lying on pavement
An unknown woman was found dead in a pool of blood on Saturday in Kampong Thom province’s Stoung district. Upon examination of the body, police said it belonged to a mentally ill woman, and that she had died in a traffic accident, probably in the early hours of the morning. The locals criticised authorities for leaving the woman’s body on the pavement instead of bringing it to a pagoda. Police are calling for the woman’s family to claim her body. Kampuchea Thmey

Group of 10 seriously injure man in attack
One of three men attacked by 10 men in Kampong Speu province’s Samrong Tong district on Friday is seriously injured. Police said the victim, 30, and two co-workers were on a three-wheeled motorcycle when the men attacked them with pieces of wood. They fought and one of the 10, aged 23, was badly injured. The two injured victims were also sent to hospital. Police did not know the reason for the brawl, but suspected it was motivated by revenge. Kampuchea Thmey

Karaoke worker dies in motorcycle crash
A KARAOKE worker, 23, died instantly when she rode her motorcycle into an electrical pole on Saturday in the capital’s Chamkarmon district. Police said the woman borrowed a motorcycle from her friend late at night and picked up her boyfriend. She was speeding and accidentally struck the pavement. She then crashed into the pole and died. Her boyfriend was badly injured and sent to hospital. Koh Santephepa

Drug-addicted teen sets his home alight
Police in Battambang town arrested a 19-year-old man after he allegedly set his home on fire. Police said the suspect asked his 45-year-old mother for 30,000 riel (US $7.50) to buy alcohol. A few hours later, he asked her for another 10,000 riel ($2.50), but she gave him only 1,000 riel. The man became angry and immediately set his home on fire, police said. Residents of the area prevented the blaze from spreading. According to his mother, the man was addicted to drugs. Koh Santepheap



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