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Police Blotter: 28 Dec 2010

Man kills brother-in-law with samurai sword
A 29-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering his brother-in-law with a samurai sword in Banteay Meanchey province’s Poipet town. Police said the suspect concealed the sword beneath his jacket and caught a moto-taxi to the home of the 39-year-old victim on Monday morning after receiving a distressed telephone call from his sister, who claimed her husband was destroying the house in a drunken rage and threatening to beat her. The suspect allegedly confessed to police that he had killed his brother-in-law by “chopping him several times in the body”. The suspect claimed the victim was often drunk and violent toward his wife, police said.

Wedding party disturbed by axe and rake attack
A 31-year-old man sustained serious head injuries when three youths attacked him with an axe and rakes during a wedding in Pursat province’s Kandieng district on Wednesday. Police said the three suspects were drunk and that the attack on the victim and two other guests appeared to have been unprovoked. Police arrested a 22-year-old man in connection with the assault and are searching for two other suspects.

Thieves make off with US$79,000 in robbery
Police are searching for four men accused of raiding the home of a money changer and jewellery seller in Phnom Penh’s Russei Keo district on Friday afternoon. Police said the suspects escaped on two motorbikes after robbing the residents of the house of about US$79,000 worth of jewellery and cash at gunpoint.

Teen arrested after violent motorbike theft
An 18-year-old boy was arrested in connection with the violent robbery of a motorbike from a moto-taxi driver in Banteay Meanchey’s Poipet town on Saturday. Police said three men had asked the driver, also 18, to take them to a quiet place where they strangled him before taking off with his motorbike. The arrested suspect allegedly confessed to his involvement in the crime, and police are searching for the other two suspects.

Son learns of forced marriage, hangs himself
A 23-year-old man was found dead in a rented room in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district on Sunday. Police said the man had been drinking heavily with friends on Saturday evening after learning that his parents intended to force him to get married to a girl from his hometown in Prey Veng province, and had hung himself when he returned to his room later that night.



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