Police Blotter: 08 Feb 2010

Police Blotter: 08 Feb 2010

POLICE

Wife poisons self after criticism
A pregnant woman committed suicide in Kampong Cham last week by using insecticide after her husband chastised her, local police said. Police said her husband ordered her to kill a duck and cook it for him and his friends while they drank. After cooking the meat, however, the husband accused her of not cooking enough food because she had saved some of the duck for her two children. She then killed herself by ingesting insecticide powder. KOH SANTEPHEAP

Gunmen given away by shaky nerves
Three men were arrested in Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district after police reportedly found them in possession of a K-54 handgun. Police said they were alerted when the three men, aged between 23 and 26 and riding a motorbike, became nervous at the sight of them. Upon searching the men, they found the illegal firearm. The men were sent to Phnom Penh Municipal Court. KOH SANTEPHEAP

Five men arrested in theft of motos
Prampi Makara district police arrested a group of five men aged between 17 and 28 in Tuol Tompong commune on Friday. The men are accused of stealing two motorbikes in the area. All five confessed to the crime in Phnom Penh Municipal Court. Police said the men were arrested after locals immediately alerted authorities of the robbery. KAMPUCHEA THMEY

Roadway robbery lands pupil in jail
A 20-year-old university student was arrested on Friday after being accused of stealing a necklace from a woman riding a motorbike to Wat Phnom. Tuol Kork district police said the road was crowded, but that they were able to arrest one of the men by following the voices from witnesses who were shouting after the suspected thieves. The student was sent to Phnom Penh Municipal Court, and police are still hunting for an accomplice alleged to have also taken part in the brazen roadway robbery. DEUM AMPIL

Man flees from porn, drug charges
Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Friday issued a citation to arrest and imprison a man for 18 months after authorities allegedly found a gun, drug paraphernalia and pornography in his house in May 2009. However, police said the man has fled the dwelling in the capital’s Russey Keo district, and that they are still on the lookout for the accused. The citation stated that the sentence will start immediately when the man is eventually arrested. RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

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