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Police Blotter: 10 May 2011

Police Blotter: 10 May 2011

Cleaver attack after drunken argument
Police in Kandal’s Leuk Dek district are searching for a 42-year-old man after he allegedly hacked his 37-year-old brother-in-law to death on Tuesday night. Police said the suspect and the victim drank alcohol with a few other villagers when an argument erupted and the suspect grabbed a nearby cleaver, hacking the victim once in the neck. The suspect escaped from the scene before police arrived.

Father dies on way to get marriage permit
A 40-YEAR-OLD man was killed after a speeding bus crashed into him on Saturday in Kampot’s Teuk Chhou district. Traffic police said that the victim was driving his motorbike to ask for a permission letter from the village chief so that his daughter could get married, when the bus slammed into him from behind. Police said the driver escaped.

One arrested after drunken beating
BORDER police in Banteay Meanchey province apprehended a 51-year-old drunk man on Saturday, who was accused of injuring a 54-year-old woman in Poipet town. Police said the suspect drank a lot of alcohol and had an argument with the victim and then beat her. The victim notified police before being sent to hospital. The suspect was arrested by police and sent to court.

Robbery suspect detained in Dangkor
VILLAGERS detained a 23-year-old man and turned him over to police after he allegedly committed a robbery on Thursday night in Phnom Penh’s Dangkor district. Police said that the suspect, who is a garment worker, snatched a platinum necklace from a 59-year-old woman, who was walking down the road. The suspect’s motorbike broke down and while the victim scuffled with him to try to get her necklace back nearby villagers intervened to apprehend the suspect. Police are preparing to send him to Phnom Penh Municipal Court.

Motorbike theft leads to one arrest
POLICE in Takeo province arrested a 25-year-old man on suspicion of stealing a motorbike on Wednesday in Trang district. Police said the suspect stole the vehicle from a 58-year-old man, who notified police. The suspect was caught the same day. He is thought to have driven to Phnom Penh but was arrested when he returned home. Police returned the vehicle to the owner and sent the suspect to provincial court.


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