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Police Blotter: 8 Jul 2011

Police Blotter: 8 Jul 2011

Gun-point robbery spoils walk in the park
A 65-YEAR-OLD woman was robbed at gunpoint in Phnom Penh’s Prampi Makara district while she was taking her granddaughter for a walk on Wednesday, police said. Two men on a motorbike stopped and approached the pair, then brandished a gun and demanded her necklace. Fearing for her life, the woman handed it over, and the two men escaped. The victim filed a complaint to police, who are investigating the case. The woman said she just wanted fresh air.

Woman ‘stabbed by drunk husband’
POLICE in Battambang’s Phnom Preuk district said that a 52-year-old woman was seriously injured after being stabbed by her drunken husband on Tuesday. The woman told police that her husband began to abuse her while she was cooking dinner, and then took a knife to her. She fled the house, her husband in pursuit, and called out for help. Police said the man admitted to the crime and has been sent to court. The victim said that her husband never took care of the family and was drunk nearly every day.

Two attacked for looking at ‘gangsters’
TWO men were seriously injured by a group of “gangsters”, who remain at large, after a birthday party in the capital’s Sen Sok district on Wednesday. Police said a group of gangsters attended a birthday party and grew agitated when they saw two men looking at them. The gangsters followed the two men on motorbike after the party and attacked them with a knife and a rock. Police intervened but the gangsters escaped, and authorities are still investigating the case.

Intoxicated daughter uses bat on her father
POLICE have detained a 24-year-old woman for allegedly beating her father in the head with a bat in Kampot town on Wednesday. Police said the suspect, who resides with her parents, was intoxicated on wine and grew angry when her father began yelling at everyone in the house. The man was sent to the hospital. Police detained the suspect but did not send her to court because no complaint has
been filed.

Bottle mix-up proves deadly in Prey Veng
A 51-YEAR-OLD man died on Wednesday after mistakenly drinking insecticide, which he had thought was wine, at his home in Prey Veng’s Ba Phnom district. The man’s wife said he had been out drinking with a friend and drank the insecticide after returning home, believing the bottle to be filled with wine. Two hours later, he lost consciousness and his wife rushed him to the hospital, but it was too late.


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