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Police Blotter: 24 Jun 2011

Oil thieves suspected in Sihanoukville axe killing
A 28-YEAR-OLD man was killed after being hacked in the head during what police believe was a botched oil robbery in Sihanoukville town on Monday at 12pm. An eyewitness alleged a group of men were pumping oil from the victim’s company van when they were discovered. A scuffle ensued and the men are thought to have hit the victim over the head with an axe. The man was taken to hospital but later died of his injuries. Police are searching for the suspects.

Police track down motorbike thieves
TWO men accused of stealing motorbikes have been sent to provincial court by the Tram Kak district police in Takeo province on Tuesday. The suspects, aged 30 and 34, allegedly stole a motorbike from an 18-year-old man in Tram Kak and another from a 39-year-old man in Traing district. Provincial and district police worked together to track down and arrest the two suspects.

Hospital patient found drowned in pond
THE corpse of a 56-year-old man was spotted floating in a pond on Wednesday morning near the Chey Chomnah hospital in Kandal province’s Takhmao town. Police said the deceased man was a patient of the hospital. He was checked in on Sunday by his 28-year-old daughter to receive treatment of diabetes and liver disease, but went missing on Monday. He went to the toilet and did not return. Police have ruled out murder and concluded that the man drowned.

Man sent to court over domestic complaint
A 42-YEAR-OLD man was sent to court in the wake of a domestic violence complaint made by his wife last week in Kandal province’s Loeuk Dek district. Commune police said they have been to the suspect’s residence several times and warned him about his violent behaviour. They arrested him last Wednesday after he allegedly beat and cursed at his wife and seven-year-old son while he was drunk.

Driver bottled by men, passenger left injured
TWO men are at large after allegedly striking a 23-year-old man over the head with a bottle causing him to crash his motorbike and injure two passengers. The suspects were reportedly vying for the attention of a 19-year-old female passenger at about 11:30 pm in Phnom Penh’s Chamkarmon district, which led to the attack. The female sustained minor injuries to her leg, while a male passenger sustained serious head trauma.



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