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Police Blotter: 4 Jul 2012

Reckless motorcyclist dies going wrong way
A 38-year-old man died im­­mediately after a motorcycle crash on Sunday in Kandal’s Kien Svay district. Witnesses said the man had been driving the wrong way down the road and collided with two men riding another motorcycle. The man suffered fatal head injuries, and the pair he collided with were seriously injured. Police could not suggest any reason for the accident, and they confiscated the two vehicles to investigate. Norkor Wat

Burglary spree slams capital neighbourhood
A 49-year-old man lost a motor­­­cycle in a home burglary on Monday in Phnom Penh’s Dangkor district. The man said the burglars broke into his house about 1am when he was asleep. His neighbour said she saw two men standing near the door of the victim’s house about 11pm on Sunday. She also said several houses had been burgled and three motorcycles lost in the past two months. Police said they were working on these cases. Norkor Wat

Kleptomaniac up for another stay in jail
A 27-year-old habitual burglar was re-arrested on Saturday after stealing four walkie-talkies and a mobile phone on Friday night in Kandal’s Takhmao district. The suspect confessed to the crime. Police said the man previously stole from villagers several times, and was sentenced to 17 months in prison. He was released recently, but will probably be soon behind bars again. Norkor Wat

Jealous husband axes his ex, nearly to death
A 25-year-old woman was chopped and critically injured by her husband on Monday in Siem Reap. Police said the husband, 35, had been working in Thailand since 2011. When he returned home on Monday, he was told that his wife had a “new husband”. The furious man grabbed an axe, found his wife at a local market and chopped her in her head and shoulder. The woman suffered near-fatal injuries and was hospitalised. Police arrested the husband later the same day. The suspect confessed that he had attacked his wife because she had betrayed him. Kampuchea Thmey

Thieving addicts fail to score with robbery
Two men rode a motorcycle and snatched a woman’s necklace in Battambang province’s Battambang town. Police said the pair, 25 and 28, tried to escape the scene but their motorcycle broke down. They abandoned the bike and ran away, but police managed to catch them. They confessed to the crime and said they were addicted to drugs and were planning to exchange the jewellery for drugs. Koh Santepheap

Translated by Phak Seangly

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