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Police Blotter: 25 June 2012

Police Blotter: 25 June 2012

Decomposing body key clue in rotten murder
A fly-covered corpse was found in Phnom Penh’s Dangkor district on Friday. A cowherd first noticed the horrible scene and reported it to the police. Police said the corpse was that of a man about 40 years old, who was attacked by at least two men, probably in a motorcycle robbery. Police found a pair of shoes, packets of cigarettes and a set of keys beside the body. They are investigating the murder and called for villagers to identify the corpse. Koh Santepheap

Nothing tender about chefs’ cleaver assault
Two men, aged 25 and 29, were injured by two chefs in Kampong Cham’s Kampong Cham town on Thursday. Po­­lice said seven men had argued with two chefs working at a restaurant. The chefs grabbed two cleavers and chased them to a nearby village. The chefs mistook the two victims for their rivals and seriously injured them, then escaped. One of the victims filed a complaint with police demanding compensation. Police are working to arrest the suspects. Koh Santepheap

Quick-buck moto theft revs up a gear for man
A 23-year-old man who swindled another man out of a motorcycle four months ago was arrested in Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district on Friday. The victim filed a complaint to police that the suspect had “borrowed” the motorcycle from his son in Pursat province, but sold it for $200. The suspect then escaped to Thailand and after enough time had elapsed, returned to Cambodia and worked in Phnom Penh, where police caught him. Kampuchea Thmey

Woman in hammock beaten with bamboo
A 32-year-old woman resting in a hammock after dinner was at­­tacked in Kampot’s Teuk Chhou district on Friday. A man whacked her on the head with a bamboo stick, stole her necklace and escaped. The woman shouted for help and filed a complaint with police. Officers arrested the suspect, a 24- year-old fisherman, a day later. The suspect confessed to the crime and police sent him to court. Koh Santepheap

Motorcycle thief evades police’s clutches again
Phnom Penh police again lost a habitual motorcycle thief after a long chase on Friday. Police spotted him in Sen Sok district after he allegedly stole a motorcycle, and tried to arrest him. They chased the man to Meanchey district, where the man abandoned the bike and escaped. Police said the suspect had committed many robberies in Phnom Penh. He had been arrested once, but managed to escape from custody. Nokor Wat

Translated by Phak Seangly

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