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Police Blotter: 22 Dec 2010

Drunk driving sinks military officers
Three military police officers were seriously injured after they crashed their car into a pond in Poipet town, Banteay Meanchey province on Saturday night. According to police, the men had gone to a wedding party and consumed a large amount of alcohol, then drove home and crashed into a pond where they almost drowned. Fortunately, a neighbour saw the accident and helped pull the tipsy trio to shore. The officers survived the accident and were immediately sent to hospital.

Cat burglar prowls no more in the capital
A 24-year-old man was arrested on Monday night in Tuol Kork district, after he robbed a house of valuables while the residents slept. The victim told police that the thief entered his house and stole rings, telephones and money before the homeowners awoke, scared him off and called police. When the man was arrested he admitted to the crime and police said he will soon be sent to court.

Police smell trouble, arrest three drug users
Three students were arrested while sniffing glue in the capital’s Daun Penh district on Sunday. The students did not live in the area, and after gathering evidence on the alleged drug users, the police arrested them and sent them to an NGO for re-education.

Woman killed after robbery on motorbike
A 45-year-old woman died  after she was violently robbed while returning home from a wedding in Phnom Penh’s Tuol Kork district on Monday. Police said the woman was riding on the back of a motorbike taxi when a thief snatched her necklace, causing her to fall to the ground and sustain serious injuries. She later died at a hospital, while the thief managed to escape with her necklace and about 50,000 riel (US$12.31).

Woman’s body found in Kampong Trach pond
The body of a 41-year-old woman was found floating in a pond by two fishermen in Kampot province’s Kampong Trach district on Saturday. Police concluded that the woman had drowned in the water and that there was no evidence that a crime had taken place. The victim was last seen by her husband riding a bicycle to a market on Sunday.

Cottage destroyed in Kampong Chhnang fire
A cottage was badly damaged in Kampong Chhnang province’s Samaki Meanchey district on Monday after a fire erupted from a rice cooker. No one was injured but all of the valuables in the home were destroyed.



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