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Police Blotter: 18 June 2012

Police Blotter: 18 June 2012

Man beaten to death two weeks before wedding
A bride-to-be lost her fiancée last week when six acquaintances allegedly beat him to death just two weeks before the wedding date. Police said the victim had an argument with the suspects during a ceremony designed to expel evil spirits in Kampong Chhnang’s Kampong Leng district. The six followed and attacked him, beating him in the head with a wooden stick. The victim was hospitalised with serious injuries and died a day later. His family filed a complaint and police arrested the six men, aged between 19 and 22. Koh Santepheap

Group of four arrested after careless driving
Police busted a quartet of men found drag racing and driving recklessly on Thursday night in Banteay Meanchey’s Malai district. The foursome – with two motorcycles and no helmets between them – attempted to escape when police arrived, speeding up and mocking the officers who were in pursuit. The police on the scene phoned for help and arrested the men after having the road blocked. Nokor Wat

Woman claims body is that of her husband
The corpse of a 29-year-old man found in a pond on Friday in Kandal province’s Sa’ang district has been claimed by a woman who says it is the body of her missing husband. While visiting her family in Prey Veng on Tuesday, the woman said she telephoned her husband in Kandal, but the man allegedly told her on the phone that he was drunk and someone wanted to kill him. The call was then dropped and her husband had been missing ever since. Police said they believed the man found in the pond was killed and robbed of his motorcycle. Kampuchea Thmey

Thief makes off with back wheels of truck
An oil transportation truck was stolen in Phnom Penh’s Por Sen Chey district on Saturday, only to be found by police later in the day minus its rear wheels. The security guard responsible for protecting the vehicle allegedly dozed off in the early morning and slept through the theft of the truck. Police found the vehicle the same day after the owner filed a complaint. Kampuchea Thmey

Woman has her phone snatched in the capital
A woman talking on the phone while driving her motorbike last week in the capital’s Tuol Kork district had the phone snatched out of her hand by a pair of thieves riding another motorbike. The woman shouted for help, and patrolling police gave chase to the suspects, who abandoned their motorcycle and attempted to run away on foot. Police fired a few warning shots into the air with a gun and made the arrests. Nokor Wat

Translated by Phak Seangly

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