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Police Blotter: 25 Jun 2010

Police Blotter: 25 Jun 2010


A 56-year-old man was shot and killed during an armed robbery that interrupted a leisurely dinner in Battambang province on Tuesday. Police said the family was sitting down for dinner when four robbers burst in. One of the suspects brandished a gun and demanded that the family hand over their valuables. The 56-year-old man got up to collect the cash, but his wife reported that he was shot when one of the robbers spotted him holding a knife. It is unclear how much money the robbers managed to steal.

Mystery and intrigue surround the death of a 47-year-old woman whose body was found in a rented house in Phnom Penh’s Daun Penh district Tuesday. The woman’s neighbours became alarmed after they realised they had not seen the woman in three days. They alerted the woman’s son, who entered the house and found his mother’s body. Police speculated that the woman likely died of a heart attack, and that she had been lying dead for more than three days before her body was found.

A 6-year-old girl died Wednesday after she was electrocuted while playing football by herself, police in Phnom Penh’s Dangkor district said. The mother reported that the girl was kicking the football around by herself while her parents were inside watching TV. It seems the ball settled on an exposed electric wire after the girl threw it. When she grabbed it with her hands, which were for some reason wet, she was shocked, and she collapsed dead on the spot. Her parents shouted for help, but it was too late. The neighbours said they were sorry about the accident because the girl was so little.

A pregnant woman in Phnom Penh was seriously injured in a traffic accident in Phnom Penh’s Daun Penh district Tuesday after the moto-taxi on which she was riding crashed into a car while it was driving the wrong way down a darkened street. Police said the woman, who is five months pregnant, tumbled to the ground following the crash. She was immediately sent to Calmette Hospital. Information on her condition was unavailable. Police said the woman had been engaging in risky behaviour by driving down a dark street at night.


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