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Police Blotter: 4 Aug 2010

POLICE

MYSTERIOUS MURDER LEAVES COPS IN THE DARK
Police are looking for clues after the body of a 72-year-old woman was found beside her house in Battambang province Sunday. The woman’s body had multiple wounds, leading police to assume she had been killed with some kind of solid object while she was listening to the radio and cutting grass. Authorities are speculating that the woman was killed because of a bitter dispute between her and an unknown suspect. However, nobody witnessed the apparent murder, so police officers will have to rely on their best sleuthing skills to solve this puzzling whodunnit.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

MAN AVOIDS FIGHT BY BRANDISHING LARGE AXE
Police in Banteay Meanchey province have arrested a man accused of attempting to kill his sister and brother-in-law. The brother-in-law claimed the suspect threatened him and his wife with an axe in front of their home last week. They were too frightened to go outside. When arrested by police, the suspect allegedly admitted that he had become embroiled in a heated argument with the couple, which made him so enraged that he grabbed an axe to warn them not to argue with him.
KAMPUCHEA THMEY

POLICE SEARCH FOR A 'SERIAL HOE MURDERER'
Police in Ratanakkiri province are on the lookout for a suspect alleged to have beaten a man to death with a garden hoe. Police say the 40-year-old victim was lured by the suspect to a secluded area Saturday night. That’s when the suspect set on him, striking him several times with the axe, police said. The victim’s brother claimed that the suspect had killed three or four people in other areas. Police said they knew the suspect’s identity and promised to arrest the suspect swiftly.
KAMPUCHEA THMEY

MAN ACCUSED OF SEXUALLY HARASSING GIRLFRIEND
An 18-year-old man has been arrested after he was accused of sexually harassing a 15-year-old girl. The victim said she had known the suspect since May, and that the pair had often spoken about the love they shared. In fact, they were lovers, she declared. But in June, the man allegedly grabbed her hand and planted an unwanted kiss on her. On Monday, police arrested the suspect and sent him to court to face the law.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

MAN WANTED FOR MURDER OF MOTOR-TAXI DRIVER
A 31-year-old man in Prey Veng province was arrested Friday and accused of robbing and killing a 30-year-old motor-taxi driver. Police confiscated a motorbike and a pistol with four bullets following the arrest.
KAMPUCHEA THMEY

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