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Police Blotter: 20 May 2011

US$25,000 house fund stolen by gunmen
US$25,000 was stolen from a woman after she took out money, to be put towards buying a house, from a Phnom Penh bank on Tuesday afternoon. The 40-year-old withdrew the cash, which had been sent by relatives in the United States, from a bank in Chamkarmon district before going to eat at a Vietnamese restaurant. As she got out of her car near the eatery, two men robbed her at gunpoint before making off on a motorbike. The cash was stolen along with four gold rings, a necklace and a watch.

Electric fencing kills fisherman instantly
A 40-YEAR-OLD man was arrested by police after putting up an electric fence around his home that led to the death of a fisherman on Wednesday. The 43-year-old man was killed instantly in Banteay Meanchey province’s Thma Puok district after touching the wire as he caught a fish in a pond near the man’s home at around 5:30am. The homeowner said he had put up the wire to protect his home from thieves. He is now being questioned at a police station.

Sleeping man attacked with cleaver in capital
A 27-YEAR-OLD man is suspected of attacking his sleeping brother-in-law with a cleaver in the early hours of Wednesday morning in Phnom Penh’s Tuol Kork district. The suspect allegedly hit his sister’s husband, who is a firefighter, over the head and hands with a cleaver five times while he was asleep in bed with his wife. She was hit in the head while trying to intervene. Police are now searching for the brother, who escaped from the scene.

‘Serial robber’ arrested in Battambang town
A SUSPECTED serial thief was arrested in Battambang town on Tuesday. The 31-year-old was detained after a woman accused him of stealing her computer on Saturday night, along with three accomplices. Police believe the man, who is being sent to court, was a drug addict and the ringleader of a gang of thieves.

Electric wire thief gets shock of a different kind
A SECURITY guard and a homeowner carried out a citizen’s arrest on a suspected wire thief on Wednesday night in Phnom Penh’s Toul Kork distinct. Police said the guard saw the 32-year-old man cutting down electric wire with a knife outside the house. The guard then called to the owner of the house, aged 46. They both apprehended the man and turned him over to police.



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