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Police Blotter: 12 Jan 2011

Police Blotter: 12 Jan 2011

Man arrested over theft of friend’s bike
An 18-year-old man was arrested in Phnom Penh’s Dangkor district on Saturday after he sold a motorbike that he had borrowed from a friend. The victim said his friend had asked to borrow his motorbike so he could go and buy some chicken to go with the wine they were sharing. The victim said he filed a complaint to police after he “waited such a long time” for his friend to return with the chicken and realised he was not coming back. Police said the suspect had already sold the motorbike by the time he was arrested.

Tree falls in wrong direction for farmer
A 22-year-old man died immediately when a tree he was cutting down fell on him in Battambang province’s Kors Kralor district on Saturday. The victim’s widow said she had told her husband not to fell the tree, which he had wanted to remove from their farmland property for some time. The woman said, however, that her husband was “very stubborn” and had insisted that the tree had to go. Police said the victim “had no technique” and was “not very careful” in cutting down the tree.

Violent motorbike thieves arrested
Police have arrested four men accused of stealing a motorbike from a man in Phnom Penh’s Daun Penh district on Thursday. Police said the suspects had threatened the victim and his date with knives before stealing the vehicle. The victim filed a complaint to police and the suspects were arrested on Saturday after they were caught attempting to steal another motorbike in the same area. Police said the suspects admitted to stealing the motorbike, which they had already sold by the time they were arrested.

Student injured after daredevil taxi stunt
A 19-year-old student was seriously injured while trying to climb onto the roof of a moving taxi in Phnom Penh’s Dangkor district on Saturday. Police said the young man had opened the door of the moving vehicle and fell out onto the road as he was attempting to climb onto the roof.