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Police Blotter: 23 Jan 2012

Party argument ends in murder on dancefloor
A 30-year-old man died after being hacked by two men in Kampot town while at a birthday party on Saturday. Police said the trio had been dancing at the party and got into an argument. The two suspects used an axe to hack the victim multiple times. The man died at the scene and the two men escaped. Koh Sant-epheap

Electric shock killed man, police conclude
A 51-year-old Portuguese man was found dead in his house in Siem Reap town on Friday. Police said the man’s neighbour had reported the death. Upon investigation, police ruled out the possibility of murder. Electric wire was found wrapped around the man’s hand, leading police to conclude that he had died of an electric shock. The man lived on his own. Koh Santep-heap

Two men arrested over drive-by necklace grab
Two 23-year-old men were arrested for a necklace snatiching in the capital’s Meanchey district on Saturday. Police said the victim was riding her motorcycle home when the suspects came alongside her on a motorcycle and snatched her necklace. The victim shouted for help, and the suspects sped off. Their motorcycle toppled over and police arrested them. They were sent to court. Rasmey Kampuchea

Thieves flee on man’s moto after shooting
AN 18-year-old man was shot after catching two men trying to steal his motorcycle in the capital’s Dangkor district on Friday. Police said the two suspects tried to steal the victim’s bike from where it was locked in front of an internet shop. The owner saw the theft taking place and shouted for help. One of the men shot him, wounding the victim critically, before the two thieves rode away on the motorcycle. Kampuchea Thmey

Police save man who jumps from bridge
Police rescued a man who tried to commit suicide in the capital’s Meanchey district on Saturday. The 27-year-old jumped off Monivong bridge, and was immediately picked up by police, they said. Questioning revealed the man was angered by his wife’s affair. Police advised the man that suicide was not the solution and suggested that he discuss the issue with his wife. They then released him. Koh Santepheap

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