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Police Blotter: 27 Apr 2012

Missing woman found murdered in pond
Police are hunting a murderer after the body of a 41-year-old woman was found in a pond in Phnom Penh’s Russei Keo district on Wednesday. The victim’s husband said she had been missing for a few days after leaving home to go to the market. Police said the woman’s husband and a group of residents found her body floating in the pond. Police are treating the case as a murder, due to the wounds the victim sustained. Koh Santepheap

Attacker stabs man near the Thai border
A 20-year-old man was seriously injured in a stabbing in Banteay Meanchey’s Poipet district on Wednesday. Police said that on the day of the incident, the victim had been to the Thai border and had returned home. He was attacked by an unknown assailant from behind and stabbed repeatedly in the back. The attacker then fled. The victim said he doesn’t know why he was targeted. Police are continuing their investigations. Kampuchea Thmey

Woman has necklace ripped from her neck
A pair of muggers snatched a necklace from around the neck of a woman in Phnom Penh’s Chamkarmon district on Wednesday. The victim said she was riding her motorbike when the two thieves rode alongside her and one grabbed her jewellery. She did not give chase because she said the jewellery was cheap, but police will investigate the crime. Kampuchea Thmey

Drug raid leads to four arrests in Ratanakkiri
Police in Ratanakkiri’s Banlong district arrested four people for drug-related offences on Wednesday. The police had raided the home of the two men and two women, where they seized 184 pills, as well as drug paraphernalia. Police suspicions were raised when the four frequently met at the house. However, they said the suspects were secretive and neighbours were unaware of the illegal activity. Rasmei Kampuchea

Student sword fight breaks out in capital
Two high school students were arrested after they were involved in a sword fight in Phnom Penh’s Dangkor district. Police report that a group of male students had been riding motorbikes up and down a public road when violence erupted and they used swords to attack one another. Many police responded to the incident, but were only able to detain two suspects. Kampuchea Thmey

Translated by Sen David

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