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Police Blotter: 7 Nov 2011

Police Blotter: 7 Nov 2011

Suspect strikes teen over head with mug
A  TEENAGER was injured after he had a beer mug smashed over his head during a drunken brawl with a friend on Friday in the capital’s Chamkarmon district. Police said the 18-year-old victim was flirting with the suspect’s girlfriend. The 20-year-old suspect smashed the mug over the victim’s head and was arrested at the scene by police. However, he was released the same day after agreeing to pay US$100 in compensation to the victim.

Man sets house ablaze following marital spat
A SUSPECTED arsonist is at large after escaping from police custody on Wednesday in Pursat province’s Bakan district. Police said the 38-year-old suspect had an argument with his wife while he was drunk because he claimed the food she prepared was not as good as the food from a restaurant. He then allegedly doused his house with petrol and set it on fire. Police arrested him at the scene, but he managed to escape while still wearing handcuffs.

Man confesses to 1997 murder
A VIETNAMESE man was arrested in the capital’s Chamkarmon district and extradited to Vietnam after he allegedly admitted to committing a murder more than a decade ago in his homeland. Police said the 37-year-old man is accused of murdering his neighbour in Vietnam in 1997 before he escaped to Cambodia, where he has since worked in construction.

Pair snatch necklace; one remains at large
A SUSPECT accused of snatching a necklace from a Cambodian-American man was arrested on Friday night in Phnom Penh’s Russei Keo district. Police said the suspect, 20, who had an accomplice, attacked the 42-year-old victim, stealing his necklace. The victim shouted and alerted police in the area. The suspect was arrested and allegedly confessed to police that he stole the necklace in order to sell it and buy drugs. His accomplice remains at large.

Motorbike thief preys on drunken victim
KAMPONG Speuc provincial police arrested a 24-year-old man on Saturday on suspicion of stealing a motorbike last Tuesday in Phnom Penh. Police said the suspect stole the motorbike from a drunken 27-year-old, who left the motorbike unlocked in front of his house during a party in Dangkor district. The suspect returned to Kampong Speu province’s Baset district where he was arrested. The suspect and the motorbike were sent to Dangkor district police for investigation.


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  • American ‘fugitive’ arrested in Cambodia outside of US Embassy

    An American citizen was arrested on request by the US Embassy in Phnom Penh on Tuesday, according to Cambodian police. Major General Uk Hei Sela, chief of investigations at the Department of Immigration, identified the man as American Jan Sterling Hagen, and said he was

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    Updated: 5:20pm, Friday 16 March 2018 An Australian tourist and a Cambodian soldier were killed in an explosion on Thursday afternoon at an army base in Cambodia’s Kampong Speu province. The Australian, whom the government initially identified as a technical demining expert in his 40s, and

  • Peeling back layers of prehistory in Battambang

    When the man passed away, he had not yet reached 50. He belonged to a tribe that had settled near the Sangker River in Battambang province, likely cultivating the fields and raising animals. On the side, they hunted for boars, and even turtles, one of which