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Police Blotter: 17 Jun 2011

Police Blotter: 17 Jun 2011

Roommate from hell busted in Dangkor
A 26-YEAR-OLD man was arrested after he allegedly robbed a victim in Phnom Penh’s Dangkor district on Tuesday. The victim said he and the suspect lived in the same room and the victim kept two mobile phones and US$600 in the room. While the victim was asleep, the suspect allegedly stole the phones and money before escaping. The victim filed a complaint to police and spotted the suspect in a restaurant two days later. Police then arrested him and sent him to court.

After wine, man makes threats on family
POLICE in Poipet town arrested a 29-year-old man who allegedly threatened to kill his family and beat his wife on Monday. Police said that he attempted to kill his wife and his brother-in-law after the two men were drinking wine and the brother-in-law demanded money he had lent to the suspect. The suspect then allegedly became enraged and threatened his brother-in-law with a pistol before beating his wife. Police who were patrolling the area arrested the suspect and he is currently in detention.

Neighbours witness to worker’s fatal fall
A 47-YEAR-OLD man fell off of a building in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district on Tuesday. Police said neighbours watched in horror as the man, a construction worker, fell to his death from the third floor of a building where he was working. The victim was from Svay Rieng and police are trying to determine exactly how he fell, but said no foul play was involved.

Two hospitalised after high-speed robbery
POLICE in Phnom Penh’s Tuol Kork district said that a 27-year-old woman was robbed by two men on Tuesday. Police said that the victim was driving her motorbike home with her mother when the two suspects appeared on a motorbike and snatched her necklace, causing her to fall down and injure herself. The victim and her mother were sent to a hospital while the two suspects escaped.

One arrested, beaten in burglary gone wrong
A 21-YEAR-OLD man was arrested after he allegedly robbed a victim’s home in Phnom Penh’s Tuol Kork district on Monday. Police said that three suspects committed the burglary, but that they were able to arrest only one. The homeowner and another local resident reportedly discovered and attacked the suspect, but police intervened. Police sent the suspect to court.


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