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Police Blotter: 23 Dec 2010

Police Blotter: 23 Dec 2010

‘Mentally ill’ woman detained for bank attack
Police briefly detained a 31-year-old woman after she threw stones at a mirror and a security guard at a bank in Svay Rieng province’s Svay Rieng town on Monday. Police said there was no apparent reason for the woman’s actions, and suggested that she was mentally ill. They said the woman’s husband had recently moved abroad for work, her son had died, and she had been raped. “She looked crazy,” officials said. The woman was released without charge.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

Rush to sell bovines ends in man’s death
A 21-year-old man died in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district on Monday, after a cattle truck crashed into the motorbike he was driving. Police said the driver of the truck had been speeding because he was in rush to sell the three cows he had on board at the time of the crash.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

Duress claimed as reason for robbery
An 18-year-old woman was arrested on Monday, accused of stealing almost US$2,000 from her employer in the capital’s Toul Kork district. Police said the suspect had confessed to stealing the money, but claimed that her husband had forced her to do so. The money has been returned to the suspect’s employer, police said.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

Drug trafficking suspect arrested, one year later
A 30-year-old man was arrested in Battambang province on Sunday, on suspicion of trafficking drugs last year. Police said the man had fled to Thailand to evade arrest last year, but had been recognised and was arrested when he returned home at the weekend. The suspect has been sent to court for questioning, police said.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

Police hold trio on suspicion of robbery
Three men have been arrested on suspicion of involvement in the robbery of a 35-year-old Vietnamese national in Phnom Penh’s Toul Kork district. Police said the three men are suspected of threatening the victim with a steel rod before stealing a wallet containing more than US$2,000 and escaping on a motorbike at about 1:30am Monday morning.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

While parents at work, young boy drowns
A 4-year-old boy left unattended while his parents went to work in a rice field drowned in a pond near his home in Prey Veng province’s Peam Chor district on Monday, police said. The boy’s parents found his body in the pond when they returned home from work.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

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