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Police Blotter: 6 May 2011

Search on for killers of flirtatious man
A search for the killer of a 57-year-old man, shot dead in Kratie province’s Chhlong district, has been launched. Police said the man was shot while sleeping alone on the ground floor of his home. Nothing was stolen from his house and police believe that revenge was a motivation for the crime. They added that the dead man was thought to be “innocent” and had few problems with anyone, except that he sometimes flirted with the wives of his neighbours.

Teenager arrested over moto axe attack
A 17-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of hitting a moto-dop over the head with an axe in Siem Reap town. Police claim the suspect was a passenger on the motorbike when he took out the weapon and attacked. The moto-dop, aged 32, lost consciousness but survived. Police arrested the teenaged at around 5am on Wednesday and he has been sent to court.

Elderly mother beaten with wooden stick
A MAN, aged 28, has been accused of beating his elderly mother on Sunday. He was arrested in Kampong Cham province’s Stung Trang district. It is claimed the man had been arguing with his sister, aged 33, when his mother tried to intervene. He allegedly then grabbed a wooden stick and beat his mother over the head and leg until she lost consciousness. The mother was treated for her injuries at a provincial hospital, while police are preparing documentation in order to send the son to court.

Alleged robbery attempt thwarted
A POLICEMAN died in hospital after driving his motorbike into a parked truck in Pursat province’s Bakan district at 6.50pm on Monday. Police said the man had been drinking sour wine with his friends when he left to meet a relative, who asked him to come quickly. On his way, he is thought to have been dazzled by the lights of an oncoming car and crashed into the truck. He died about 30 minutes later at a provincial hospital.

Need for relief leads to loss of motorbike
A TOILET break is believed to have landed a moto-dop in trouble when he stopped to allow his two passengers to urinate in Phnom Sruoch district of Kampong Speu province on Tuesday morning. It is alleged the two men then attacked him and stole his motorbike before driving off on it. A 45-year-old man was arrested in connection with the crime that morning, while a 32-year-old suspect is being sought by police.



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