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Police Blotter: 9 Nov 2011

Fisherman finds body floating in river
The body of a 23-year-old man was found after it was dumped in a river in Kampong Cham province’s Kampong Cham district on Sunday. Police said the victim, who appeared to have been beaten and strangled to death, was found by a fisherman in the area. Two suspects have been arrested and await trial in connection with the murder, which police said was committed because they had previous conflicts with the victim.

Teen boxer killed in head-on collision
A BOXER was killed when an automobile collided head-on with his motorbike last Friday in Kandal province’s Kien Svay district. The suspect driving the vehicle hit the 19-year-old victim, before fleeing the scene on foot. Police said the teenager was killed instantly and they had confiscated the suspect’s car in hopes of using it to track them down. The suspect remains at large.

Inebriated ‘gangsters’ flee Phnom Penh brawl
A DRUNKEN street brawl involving two groups of “gangsters” erupted on Sunday night in Phnom Penh’s Chamkarmon district. Police said  the fight started after members of the two groups mocked each other while they were intoxicated. Residents in the area filed complaints with police, who were unable to make any arrests because all the suspects fled the scene upon their arrival. Police said they were investigating the incident.

Motorbike robbery off to a bad start
AN UNSUCCESSFUL motorbike robbery led to the arrest of a 31-year-old man on Sunday in the capital’s Russei Keo district. The victim of the attempted robbery said that he saw the suspect and an accomplice try to make off with his motorbike and yelled loudly to alert police in the area. The suspect could not get the motorbike started and was arrested at the scene, while the accomplice fled. Police said they were looking for the accomplice and the arrested suspect was awaiting trial.

Warring motodops clash in shooting
A MOTODOP was allegedly shot in his leg by another motodop on Monday in Phnom Penh’s Daun Penh district. Police said that the two motodops had had several arguments in the past leading to the shooting. The suspect reportedly asked the victim for his name and upon the victim’s reply he shot him in the leg and fled the scene. The victim was hospitalised and police have launched an investigation into the whereabouts of the suspect.



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