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Police Blotter: 26 Jul 2011

Suspected pagoda thief caught after stake-out
A POLICE stake-out at a pagoda netted one suspect who was caught breaking into the building on Saturday in Battambang town, though a suspected accomplice escaped. Police said they had received complaints from a monk claiming that someone had been frequently stealing money from the pagoda. The 28-year-old suspect was caught by police who were hiding in the pagoda. He has been sent to provincial court, where he faces six counts of theft.

Post-farming happy hour ends in stabbing
A STABBING has left a 24-year-old man in serious condition after an incident on Saturday in Kampot’s Kampong Trach district. Police said the victim had been drinking with his friends after a long day’s farming when an argument escalated into a full-blown fight. The man was stabbed three times and his friends, now suspects in the crime, fled the scene.

Teen dragged off her bike for empty purse
A TEENAGE girl was badly injured after being dragged off her motorbike in a botched robbery attempt on Sunday in Phnom Penh’s Toul Kork district. Police said the victim and her sister were driving home when two men on a motorbike drove by and attempted to snatch a purse. The 16-year-old victim reportedly held on to her purse and was pulled off her bike. She was sent to the hospital. The victim’s sister said the purse contained no money or valuables. The two suspects fled the scene and their whereabouts are being investigated by police.

Help too late for farmer in tractor crush tragedy
A FARMER died after being crushed by his tractor at his farm near Pailin town on Saturday. The victim’s wife said he was driving the tractor up a steep hill when it tipped over and landed on top of him. She said he rarely drove up the hill. The victim reportedly died before an ambulance arrived on the scene. Police said the 24-year-old man was at fault for his own death.

Siem Reap fugitive arrested for 2008 theft
POLICE in Siem Reap arrested a man on Saturday in relation to a 2008 motorbike robbery. Police said the suspect had a warrant out for his arrest after he allegedly stole the motorbike, stole it and fled his home in Siem Reap three years ago. The suspect reportedly told police that he had returned to his home because he thought police would have forgotten about the charges against him. They had not. Police have sent the suspect to court.



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