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Police Blotter: 8 Sep 2010

Assailant, alarmed by victim’s screams, flees
A man allegedly attempted to rape his sister-in-law in Kandal province’s Kien Svay district on Monday, but stopped and fled when the victim screamed unexpectedly. According to testimony from the victim, the suspect entered the victim’s room and placed his hand over her mouth. The suspect later confessed to police that he had intended to rape her and had also threatened her with a pair of scissors, but he was startled when the woman shouted loudly for help despite the fact that her mouth was covered.

Burglars used scissors, screwdrivers, cops say
Five people were arrested on suspicion of burglary following a raid on a guesthouse in Phnom Penh’s Prampi Makara district on Monday. Police confiscated a K-54 pistol, a pair of big scissors and a pair of smaller scissors, a screwdriver and two motorbikes during the raid. Police said they believed the gang was using these tools to rob houses in the area.

Alleged thief nabbed while scaling wall
Five people were arrested in Pailin province’s Tuol Lvea district on Thursday after residents spotted a man scaling their wall in what was seen as an attempted burglary. Police said the man and four others were detained after the man climbed the wall in order to show the remaining four how to get in. The homeowners saw him and called the police, who intervened and arrested the group. Police said the gang had previously attempted to rob the same house but had been unsuccessful.

Soldier reportedly threatens to kill mum
A military police official was arrested on Saturday after threatening to kill his mother and steal US$5,000 from her in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district. Police said the suspect was high on heroin at the time following the breakup of his engagement.

Village chief axes wife, hides body, police say
A village chief fled the scene after killing his wife and hiding the body at a car park in Oddar Meanchey province’s Samrong district on Sunday, police said. The suspect allegedly argued with his wife before striking her with an axe and hiding her corpse in a parking garage. Police said his motive was unknown.

Slow death for builder who suffered shock
A 19-year-old man died at Calmette Hospital on Sunday after being electrocuted while building a bridge in Phnom Penh’s Dangkor district. Reports said the initial shock occurred on August 26, and that the man died from complications arising from cuts to his hands as a result of the electrocution.



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