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Police Blotter: 8 Mar 2012

Quartet confesses to theft, murder in capital
Four men have admitted to murdering a man and stealing his motorcycle, after being arrested in a karaoke shop in the capital on Monday. Police said the men had previously been detained and questioned. They were released after they denied any wrongdoing, but police had since gathered sufficient proof and witnesses to link them to a number of crimes. After the second round of questioning, the suspects admitted to accusations of theft and murder. Koh Santepheap

Wife stoned, injured by husband’s friend
A woman, 30, was seriously injured after her husband’s drinking partner threw rocks at her at a party in Kampong Chhnang town on Sunday. Police said the woman had gone to call her husband home from a party. His drinking companion became angry, as he wanted the woman’s husband to stay. He then threw rocks at her. The victim said her husband neglected his family and drank almost every day with his friend. Koh Santepheap

Trio of alleged drug traffickers captured
Pursat provincial police arrested three men for alleged drug trafficking on Monday. Police said they had arrested the first suspect in a barber shop. Police recognised him as a drug trafficker infamous in Pursat. Upon questioning, he gave up the names of two of his associates, who were arrested while in possession of three packages of drugs and a sword. The trio admitted that they had trafficked drugs many times before. Kampuchea Thmey

Love-struck criminal arrested in hometown
A young man was arrested after returning to his hometown in pursuit of love on Sunday. Police said the man, 22, had been arrested for fighting in Battambang town last year, and charged by the court. He had fled shortly after, but returned to the province three days ago to get married. When questioned, he admitted to the charges, but said he had fallen in love and that getting married was more important than the chance of getting arrested. Kampuchea Thmey

Police find alleged thief hiding out in bathroom
Police arrested an alleged robber after a hunt of many hours revealed that he was hiding in a nearby bathroom. Police said the suspect, 22, had allegedly robbed a high-school student while she was on her way home in the capital’s Daun Penh district on Monday.  When the victim shouted for help, witnesses called the police. The suspect had panicked and hid in a neighbour’s bathroom. Rasmei Kampuchea



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