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Police Blotter: 01 Dec 2009

Police Blotter: 01 Dec 2009


Illness ends in mystic’s suicide
A 76-year-old fortune-teller hanged himself in his home in Phnom Penh’s Dangkor district on Friday. The man’s 22-year-old wife, who had lived with him for five years, said her husband had suffered from a serious disease and regularly contemplated suicide. The man hanged himself while his wife was asleep, police said.

Police chief brings AK-47 to karaoke
A drunken police chief opened fire inside a karaoke parlour in Banteay Meanchey province’s Poipet commune on Friday, local police said. The man was drinking in a karaoke bar in Poipet town when he started threatening patrons and bar staff with his AK-47. After telling the bar girls to go to the local police station for an unknown reason, he opened fire, though no one was injured. When local authorities arrived on the scene, the perpetrator did not agree to disarm until police intervened with force. Owners of the karaoke bar said they dared not comment for fear of retribution.

Pursat man shot by two assailants
A 37-year-old man was shot in his home as he was preparing his dinner in Pursat province’s Bakan district on Thursday. Witnesses and the victim’s wife said that two men on a motorbike stopped in front of the man’s house and opened fire before speeding away. The victim was shot in the stomach and is in critical condition.

Officers round up roadway hooligans
Two of three suspects allegedly connected to an assault that occurred on Friday in Phnom Penh’s Chamkarmon district were arrested on Saturday. The victim said he and his friend were on a motorbike riding to Kabko Market when they were involved in a traffic accident with the suspects. The suspects then assaulted the victim and knocked his friend unconscious and stole their motorbike.

Fugitive suspect thrown in prison
A 41-year-old man was arrested in Oddar Meanchey province on Wednesday in connection with a rape and robbery case that occurred in 2007. The suspect and other men are accused of robbing and raping a woman in Prek Kandal village in Kampong Cham province’s Memuth district. Authorities in Kampong Cham believe the suspect has been involved to similar cases.


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