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Police Blotter: 5 Aug 2011

Son defends mother, assaults woman
A 23-YEAR-OLD man was arrested by police on Tuesday for allegedly assaulting a 31-year-old woman in Phnom Penh’s Tuol Kork district. Police said the man’s mother had entered into an argument with the woman, after the mother accidentally ran her truck into the woman’s house. After the suspect started hitting the mother, her son came to her defence and fought with the woman, knocking her unconscious.

Woman catches Phnom Penh thief red-handed
A 19-YEAR-OLD man was arrested for robbery on Tuesday in Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district. The 46-year-old victim said she locked the door to her house when she went to the market, only to find it unlocked when she returned, catching the suspect in the act. She immediately locked the door from the outside and called the police, who came and arrested the suspect. Police said the suspect had admitted to the theft and believed his partner-in-crime had fled and left him in the house when he saw the woman returning home.

One killed, one injured in motorbike accident
A 22-YEAR-OLD driver was killed and another seriously injured in a motorbike accident that took place late on Tuesday night in Phnom Penh’s Daun Penh district. Eyewitnesses reported that the driver was drunk and crashed into a roundabout on the capital’s Monivong Boulevard. The 22-year-old passenger was killed instantly, while the driver was sent to the hospital with serious injuries.

Waterfall dip leads to stolen motorbike
THREE men were arrested by police on Monday after allegedly stealing a motorbike in Preah Sihanouk province’s Prey Nop district. The victim said he left his motorbike on a bank while he played in a nearby waterfall with his friends. When he returned from his dip to where he had left the motorbike, it was gone. Police said the suspects had confessed to the crime and had sold the motorbike for US$300 in Phnom Penh.

Drunk driver kills four and injures five
A 22-YEAR-OLD woman was apprehended by anti-drug trafficking police under suspicion of smuggling drugs in Banteay Meanchey’s Sisophon district on Saturday at about 10:30am. The woman was allegedly found in possession of 25 drug tablets, said police. The woman is believed to be the 60th person to be detained by police in Banteay Meanchecy province during the month of July, said the provincial police chief. 



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