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Police Blotter: 30 Mar 2011

Wife hacks husband after arson attempt
A 25-year-old woman was arrested after she hacked her husband with a cleaver during an argument on Saturday in Banteay Meanchey’s Serei Sophoan town. Police said that her 35-year-old husband asked for 700 riels (about US$0.20) from his wife to purchase alcohol to drink and she complained that he was only concerned with drinking and not their standard of living. The husband became angry and attempted to burn his home down. The wife then grabbed a cleaver and allegedly hacked him in the leg twice. The husband was hospitalised and the wife was arrested for further questioning.

Man arrested for beating wife to death
A 44-YEAR-OLD man was arrested on Friday after he killed his 42-year-old wife in a domestic violence dispute in Preah Vihear’s Cheb district. Police said the two fought over whether the door of their home should be left open, when the husband became angry and beat her to death. The man was arrested and sent to provincial court.

Suspect sought in death of ‘John Doe’
POLICE are searching for a suspect in the death of an unknown man after a corpse was found inside a pagoda in Phnom Penh’s Dangkor district. Police said a layman found the corpse of a recyclable materials collector on Monday, who had sustained serious injuries to his head. Police placed the body at the pagoda and called for families with missing members to identify him before cremation.

Robbery suspect caught at market
POLICE in Phnom Penh arrested an 18-year-old man after he and an accomplice were accused of theft at Deumkor market in Tuol Kork district on Monday. Police said a 27-year-old woman was driving her motorbike to buy vegetables at the market when one of the suspects snatched her necklace. They arrested one suspect when he was stopped at a nearby traffic light but the other suspect managed to escape with the victim’s necklace and police are still searching for him.

Motorbike thief busted while selling vehicle
Bantey Meanchey provincial police arrested a 23-year-old man for robbing a motorbike from a motodop in Poipet town on Saturday.  Police said that the 48-year-old victim drove the suspect to a secluded area, when he hacked him in the head with a cleaver and made off with the vehicle. The suspect then attempted to sell the stolen vehicle for about 12,000 baht ($400) when police arrested him and sent him to provincial court.



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