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Police Blotter: 12 Mar 2010

Police Blotter: 12 Mar 2010

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LONELY GRANDMA A VICTIM OF ROBBERY
Police arrested one man and are looking for another after the duo allegedly stole jewellery and US$2,000 in cash from their own grandmother. Police said the brazen robbery happened Wednesday in the capital’s Tuol Kork district as the men visited their elderly relative. The woman was reportedly thrilled that her two grandsons popped by because they hardly ever visited her. But while the grandmother was busy cooking a scrumptious meal, the pair abruptly declared that they could not eat rice and left the house in a hurry. That’s when the grandmother found her money and jewellery missing. Police caught the two men, but one escaped.
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BIKE THIEF'S ARREST HEARTENS VICTIMS
Mobility-challenged residents of Siem Reap town rejoiced Wednesday after police arrested an accused serial motorbike thief. Cops busted in on the man’s home and found a suspicious stash of motorbike keys. Police say the suspect confessed to stealing more than 20 motorbikes. Coincidentally, that also happens to be the exact age of the man. He is so young, but he has allegedly stolen so many motorbikes, residents and police lamented. Police also reported finding an illegal gun stashed in the suspect’s home.
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CONFUSION FOLLOWS DISCOVERY OF BODY
Police and villagers in Kandal province have been left puzzled after the body of a 27-year-old moto taxi driver was found in a field recently. The man’s body was found with multiple stab wounds. Police speculated that the motive for the crime might have been simple robbery, or it could have been rancour. But officers also said that if someone wanted to rob the man, he or she would not have stabbed him so viciously; if that person wanted to kill the man in anger, he or she would not have stolen his money and motorbike. The local police force’s top sleuths plan to continue deliberating.
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LOVESICK MAN KILLS SELF AT LUNCHTIME
A 32-year-old factory worker hanged himself after his would-be fiancée reportedly left him for another man. The man’s colleagues reported that he had complained his girlfriend had “a new boy” before he killed himself. The man and the woman’s families had agreed to let the couple marry, his relatives reported, but apparently the woman had other plans. She reportedly struck up a relationship with a new gentleman. Police said the man hanged himself while his co-workers were out to lunch.
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