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Police Blotter: 4 Oct 2011

Police Blotter: 4 Oct 2011

Karaoke beauty ‘tricks man’ out of motorbike
A KARAOKE singer’s alleged plot to seduce a man and steal his motorbike fell apart on Sunday when the victim activated his vehicle’s remote control shut-down function, halting the suspect and her accomplices as they fled the scene of the crime. After a night on the town in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district with the beautiful woman, she asked the victim to drive her home where two waiting accomplices belted him over the head with a plank of wood, nearly killing the man.The suspects seized his motorbike and sped off with their loot but only made it about 100 metres before the injured victim halted the bike using a remote control. His cries for help were heeded by nearby residents and police soon arrested the three suspects.

Family scuffle ends in violent axe attack
A MAN who allegedly attacked his brother-in-law with an axe during a scuffle that ensued after the suspect accused his sister’s husband of being a useless and abusive unemployed alcoholic was arrested on Sunday, police said. The suspect was visiting his mother and sister in Kampong Cham’s province’s Kampong Siem district when he heard his brother-in-law had hit his sister and insulted his mother on a near daily basis, police said. When the suspect asked the victim why he didn’t earn some money to feed his wife and children instead of getting drunk all the time, the brother-in-law allegedly pushed him to the ground, prompting the 24-year-old to come back at him with an axe. The suspect is being held in pre-trial detention while the victim is recovering from his wounds in hospital.

Assault suspect in jail on heroin charge
A 33-YEAR-OLD man who police allege was involved in an axe attack was arrested for heroin use in Banteay Meanchey province’s Preah Netr Preah district on Sunday. Police said they found an axe at the suspect’s house but the man denied he had used the weapon to attack a 20-year-old man in the same district, saying he did not want to kill anyone. But, police said, the suspect did confess to using heroin and has been sent to court to await trial.

Motodop steals wallet right in front of police
A MOTODOP allegedly stole a man’s wallet in Phnom Penh’s Daun Penh district in front of police officers who promptly chased him down and helped to arrest the 49-year-old. Police said the man stood near the victim and then picked his pocket. When the victim reacted police almost instantly caught the suspect, who has now been sent to jail.


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