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Police Blotter: 17 Dec 2009


Motorbike combusts outside ministry
A motorbike parked in front of the Ministry of Defence in Phnom Penh was torched on Tuesday. Witnesses said that the bike was engulfed by big flames and looked like as if someone intentionally set it on fire. Police are considering that it could be a terrorist act as it was not the first time such an incident had occurred at the ministry. Authorities wish to tell the public that they do not need to be afraid.

Factory worker stabbed by friends
A 22-year-old factory worker was reportedly stabbed in the neck by her two friends at her home in Sen Sok district on Tuesday. The victim said that both perpetrators were friends who she had invited to her home to socialise, and that once inside, the pair took a knife and stabbed her in the neck before fleeing the scene. Police said that the victim was fortunate that her neighbours were able to bring her to the hospital on time or else she could have died. The victim believes that the attack was fuelled by jealousy, since she and one of the suspects love the same man.

Man whacked in vendetta shooting
A 31-year-old man was gunned down outside his home by two armed men on a motorbike in Phnom Penh’s Veal Vong commune on Monday. Witnesses said that the victim was returning home from a wedding and was going into the house when the suspects drove by and opened fire, killing the victim instantly. Police believe that the killing was motivated by vendetta and are searching for the suspects.

Bandits net bounty in BAKAN burglary
Six million riels (US$1,440) and 10 pieces of gold were stolen from a home in Pursat province’s Bakan district during an armed robbery Tuesday. Eight heavily armed robbers stormed into a family’s home and ransacked it before escaping. No one was injured. Police said that it was the third time this week that such a robbery had taken place in the province. Police are currently looking for the suspects and believe that they are from the area.

Fiance SNUB Leads to suicide attempt
l A 25-year-old woman poisoned herself on Monday in Kampong Chhnang province’s Chul Kiri district because she was angry with her family for disagreeing about her choice of husband. Members of her family said that the woman was sent to hospital, where she is in a stable condition. They added that the man’s family came to her home to ask the for the victim’s hand in marriage, but her parents did not agree with them, causing the suicide attempt.



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