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Police Blotter: 5 Dec 2011

•Woman in hospital after being shot while in car
A 22-year-old woman was hospitalised on Friday night after being shot in the neck in the capital’s Chamkarmon district. A witness said the victim was parked in her car outside her boyfriend’s house when someone approached her and fired several rounds into the car. The victim’s boyfriend rushed her to the hospital, where she remains. Police are searching for the shooter.

•Daughter beaten over father’s ‘dark magic’
Three men severely beat a woman on Friday in Kampong Speu province’s Chbar Mon district after her father was accused of practicing dark magic. The victim’s sister said three men beat the woman, 50, with pieces of wood. She said villagers had accused their father of practicing dark magic and thought this was the reason for the attack. The suspects fled the scene and remain at large. The victim was hospitalised.

•No one notices as ATM stolen during daytime
An ATM machine, estimated to contain tens of thousands of US dollars, was stolen from the front of a bank on Friday in Kampong Cham province’s Kampong Cham district. Police said the 200kg machine was simply taken from the bank during the daytime without anyone noticing. A manager at the bank said that neither she nor her employees realised the machine had been stolen. Police said there were no suspects in the case.

•Man ‘fired gun into guesthouse ceiling’
Police arrested a man accused of firing his gun several times into the ceiling of a guesthouse on Friday night in Stung Treng province’s Stung Treng district. The guesthouse owner said the suspect was drunk and brought a woman with him to stay. About 10 minutes after checking in, he came out of his room and fired seven shots into the ceiling because his air-conditioner did not get cold enough, the owner said. The suspect was arrested and awaits trial.

•Women on motorbike steal girls’ jewellery
Two schoolgirls were robbed of their jewellery on Saturday in Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district. The girls, 7 and 8, said they were waiting for their mothers to pick them up outside their school when they were approached by two women on a motorbike who told them they were there to give them a ride home. Once the girls were on the motorbike, the suspects removed the girls’ jewellery and dropped them off. The suspects remain at large.



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