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Police Blotter: 30 Mar 2012

Police Blotter: 30 Mar 2012

Man found stabbed to death in Kampot jungle
Police are hunting for a murderer after a man was found dead in a Kampot jungle on Wednesday. A villager had stumbled upon the body of the man, who had been stabbed, when looking for food, police said. Authorities guessed the victim to have been about 25 and were investigating whether he was a man who had been reported missing in Battambang some time ago. Koh Santepheap

‘Drunkard’ accused of using axe on brother
A man is accused of attacking his younger brother with an axe during a dispute in Svey Rieng province’s Bavet district on Wednesday. Police say a row had ensued when the victim, 30, accused the older man of drinking too much and neglecting his family. The older brother reacted violently, attacking his sibling with the axe. The victim was rushed to hospital with serious injuries. Racked with remorse, the attacker handed himself in later, police said. Koh Santepheap

Police arrest ‘dealers’ after suspicions roused
There men were arrested for allegedly trafficking drugs in Banteay Meachey’s Preh Nethpreh district on Wednesday. Police said the the students – two 20-year-olds and a 19-year-old – were spotted together in a secluded area, which raised suspicions. When they were approached by police the men tried to escape but arrests were made. The trio admitted they were drug users and had sold illegal substances. Kampuchea Thmey

Fearing parents, man lies about moto theft
Attempted fraud was uncovered in Phnom Penh’s Por Sen Chey disctrict after a 25-year-old man reported his motorbike stolen on Wednesday. He claimed to police that he was robbed at gunpoint but, under questioning, confessed that the vehicle had been taken by a friend to sell. Their scheme was cooked up during a drinking binge, but when sober, the man feared his parents’ anger and persisted with the lie. Rasmey Kampuchea

Phony construction worker steals purse
A Man was arrested for stealing in Phnom Penh’s Tuol Kok district on Tuesday. Police said that the 46-year-old had pretended to work at a construction company and while helping a customer with her purchases, used his cover to pilfer her purse. When the victim realised her purse was missing, she called for help and the man tried to run. Police witnessed the incident and gave chase, arresting him on the spot. Kampuchea Thmey

Translated by Sen David

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