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Police Blotter: 22 Jun 2011

Drunken axe attack leads to one arrested
A 66-YEAR-OLD man was arrested on Thursday after he allegedly hacked a 35-year-old man with an axe in Banteay Meanchey province’s Thmar Puok district. Military police said the suspect and the victim drank alcohol together. The victim then allegedly punched the suspect in the face and the suspect then grabbed an axe and hacked the victim twice in the head and escaped from the scene. Military police arrested him and sent him to provincial court, while the victim was hospitalised.

Four suspects sought after home invasion
POLICE are looking for four men accused of robbing a home and stealing two motorbikes on Sunday in Kampot’s Teuk Chhou district. Police said that four armed men raided a house and tied up three men, aged 21, 23 and 27. They then made off with two motorbikes. The three victims were not injured in the robbery and reported it to police, who are searching for the suspects.

Police cracking down on shootings in Kampot
POLICE are searching for suspects who allegedly fired guns more than 10 times on Wednesday in Kampot province’s Kampot town. Police said that no one was injured in the shooting, but people living there felt scared. The reason for the shooting was not known. On Tuesday, a man fired three times at a nightclub and escaped. Residents have since called for police to crack down on shootings.

Three arrested after robbery in market
STUNG Sen town police in Kampong Thom province sent three men to provincial court after they were accused of stealing a hand bag from a 33-year-old woman on Thursday. Police said the victim was at a local market when the suspects, aged 25 and 27, snatched her handbag containing US$50 and a mobile phone. The victim reported the crime to police who searched a guesthouse and arrested the three suspects.

Woman killed in traffic accident in Phnom Penh
A 31-YEAR-OLD woman died in a traffic accident on Saturday afternoon in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district. The victim was driving home with her husband when another motorbike driven by a woman crashed into her. The victim died immediately at the scene after her head hit the road. Her husband and the other driver were critically injured. The wounded victims were hospitalised.



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