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Police Blotter: 27 Aug 2010


Trio of robbers strike in Ratanakkiri province
Police in Ratanakkiri province are on the lookout for three people accused of stealing valuables worth US$10,000 from a local vendor, officers said. Witnesses reported seeing the suspects running out of the victim’s house with a great deal of valuable jewellery on Tuesday night. The next morning, police found a motorbike at a nearby lake popular with tourists. It is believed the thieves stole the motorbike in to use it as a getaway vehicle.

Alleged addicts’ arrest leads to meth bust
Anti-drug police in Kampong Cham province have raided a home and seized 54 packages of what is believed to be some kind of methamphetamine drug. Though police touted what appeared to be a successful drug bust, they also noted that the homeowner had managed to escape before the police arrived. The Monday raid came as a result of a previous drug bust, when officers discovered two men using drugs. A tip from the two men led the cops to the house on Monday.

Suspicion clouds release of suspects
Phnom Penh Municipal Court has decided to release two men who were accused of badly injuring a 19-year-old student who was struck in the head with a brick-like object last week. The student was injured while he was checking his exam scores when a brawl broke out nearby. It was reported that the two accused had a relative who happened to fill a high-ranking role in the court system. The release has been criticised by some observers. Meanwhile, the victim was treated in hospital after the attack. A reason for the attack has not been given.

Man accused of raping elderly mum-in-law
Police in Banteay Meanchey province have arrested a 46-year-old man accused of raping his elderly mother-in-law earlier this month. Police intervened after the suspect’s wife complained to the local cops after her mother told her what had happened. The man’s wife had been in Thailand for a lengthy period of time. The man allegedly confessed that he did indeed rape his mother-in-law while he was giving her a massage.

Two held over sex attack on woman
Police have arrested two men who were accused of raping a 23-year-old woman on Tuesday in Kandal province. It is alleged that a suspect called the woman and drove her to a darkened area, where his friend was waiting. The suspects, 19 and 23, also drove the woman home after the alleged rape, district police said. The suspects have been sent to court.



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