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Police Blotter: 29 Jul 2011

Woman averts robbery attempt
TWO men were arrested for attempted robbery on Monday in Kandal province’s Ang Snuol district. The crime allegedly occurred on National Road 4 as the two suspects, aged 25 and 22, tried to rob a woman who was on her way home from getting a haircut. The woman alerted authorities by crying out “thief” when she noticed the two men were chasing her. Local police on the road quickly responded and chased down the suspects, who denied all charges and were transferred to court. They now await trial.

New evidence leads to arrest of drug dealer
A 41-YEAR-OLD woman was arrested on suspicion of selling heroin in Banteay Meanchey province’s Malai district on Monday. Police said the woman had been under investigation for a long time, but they had lacked sufficient evidence to arrest her until recently. Police confiscated 15 drug tablets in the raid. The suspect was sent to provincial court.

Police arrest suspect for attempted rape
A VIETNAMESE man was arrested on Sunday for the attempted rape of a rubber plantation worker in Kampong Thom’s Santuk district. The crime allegedly took place late last Saturday night when the 27-year-old entered the worker’s room at the rubber plantation. The woman called the police, who subsequently arrested the man. During the interrogation, the accused denied the charges, saying he entered the worker’s room looking for a friend and that he did not know she would be there.  He was sent to court on Tuesday.

Dealers nabbed in Prey Veng drug bust
TWO men suspected of drug dealing were arrested on Tuesday night in Prey Veng’s Peamro district. Police said the suspects, aged 51 and 44, had been the subjects of a long investigation and police were finally able to apprehend them after a tip from someone living in their building. Police confiscated 9.45 kilogrammes of drugs in the bust.

Girl on motorbike crashes into ox cart
AN 18-YEAR-OLD girl was seriously injured after she crashed into the back of an ox cart on Monday in Kampong Chhnang province’s Rolea Ba’ier district. Srey Vanna Sorya was returning home from the first day of university exams when she was blinded by oncoming traffic and consequently ran into an ox cart in front of her. The five people on the cart were also injured in the accident and were sent to the provincial hospital to receive treatment, along with the girl.



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