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Police Blotter: 22 Dec 2011

Farmers find burned corpse of 17-year-old
A BURNED corpse was discovered by farmers on Monday in Battambang’s Battambang district. On the way to their farm, they passed four men drinking and on their way home, they came upon the corpse of one of the four men in the very spot where they had seen them earlier. Police said the victim was 17 years  old and was killed before his body was burned. They believe multiple people were involved in the murder and have details about the suspects’ appearance. RASMEI KAMPUCHEA

Kratie man killed in point-blank shooting
A 47-YEAR-OLD man was shot in the eye and killed in a restaurant in Kratie’s Chhloung district on Sunday. According to witnesses, the victim had been drinking with his friends when he was shot point blank by a man. His attacker fled the scene on a motorbike driven by a second man. Police are investigating the case and believe the attack stemmed from a personal dispute. Rasmei Kampuchea

Trio detained after wielding firearm
THREE men were arrested on Monday after firing a gun into the air in a dispute at a gas station in Kampot’s Chhouk district. After the car repair shop told him his car broke down due to too much petroleum in the gasoline, the owner returned with two friends to the gas station and got into an argument with the station’s owner. He fired a gun three times into the air to scare the station’s owner and then drove off. Police arrested the three men, but released them soon after. NoKor Wat

Family pets die after burglars poison them
TWO dogs were poisoned to death in a motorbike burglary on Monday in Pursat’s Pursat district. The home’s residents awoke to find their house broken into and two motorbikes gone. Their dogs were lying dead on the balcony next to the remains of poisoned beef, which was apparently used to silence the dogs. Nokor Wat

False promises lead to attempted stabbing
A 36-YEAR-OLD man was arrested on Monday for attacking a 49-year-old man and his wife who renegged on a business deal in Poipet’s Poipet district. The man had been promised a finder’s fee by the husband if he could locate a buyer for a plot of land. However, the husband found a buyer on his own. While drunk, he went to the couple’s house and attacked them with a knife. The couple weren’t injured, but the man damaged the exterior of their house. Nokor Wat

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