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Police Blotter: 13 Oct 2009

Police Blotter: 13 Oct 2009

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Police are accusing a man of raping his roommate – a woman who happened to be the wife of the suspect’s friend. Officials say that the rape reportedly happened October 3 in Kandal province’s Setabo district, when the victim’s husband had left to go to his job in a factory. The victim told the police the suspect, herself and her husband were all friends. They rented a room together when they left their home village to work in a factory.

A man has been arrested in Battambang province on suspicion of having cheated several monks out of US$600. Police say he cheated “many monks” in three Battambang pagodas, and that the suspect confessed to having called monks and offered US$900 to help build a new pagoda. The catch, however, was that the monks had to buy a credit card from him first. The suspect was arrested last Thursday.

A woman was found dead in a Central Market guesthouse just a day after she checked in, police said. The woman was found dead Sunday in her room in the Lyhor Guesthouse. On Saturday, guesthouse staff noticed nothing suspicious when she checked in with a male guest, police said. Investigators said they believe the victim was likely strangled to death because of a “black spot” found around her neck.

Three people suspected of trafficking counterfeit US dollars were arrested Thursday at a Russey Keo guesthouse, police said. Police say the trio collected US$200 in counterfeit cash. The trio admitted to trafficking the fake money four months ago because they had no jobs, police said, adding that they are still searching for a person believed to be the group’s ringleader.


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