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Police Blotter: 14 Sep 2010

Police Blotter: 14 Sep 2010

Would-be crook fails to steal woman’s moto
A 20-year-old man was arrested in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district on Friday after allegedly attempting to steal a woman’s motorbike. The victim said she entered a market and left her wheels outside, and when she returned she discovered a nefarious-looking character attempting to steal them. She shouted for help, and police immediately swooped in and arrested the would-be thief.

Disappointed thieves unimpressed by loot
Two men were arrested in Phnom Penh’s Daun Penh district on Saturday after police caught them throwing away a snatched bag that, to their dismay, contained only a book and a pen. Police said that while a foreigner was sitting in a tuk-tuk, the men drove past and stole the bag from her. However, they were shocked to find that no money was inside, and they seemingly weren’t impressed with the quality of the book or the pen. While they were throwing the bag away, police spotted and arrested them. The victim was unhurt, and police returned her worthless bag.

Tree kills speeding military officer
A military police officer died and two more were seriously injured after the car they were travelling in crashed into a tree in Ratanakkiri’s Banlung town on Friday. Police said the three were partying during the day, and that their car spun out of control while on the way home. The driver died immediately, while the two survivors were sent to hospital in serious condition. Police concluded that the crash was caused by excessive speed, and the tree.

City woman raped in drunken slumber
A 30-year-old widow filed a complaint to police after she was allegedly raped on Saturday in Phnom Penh’s Dangkor district. She told police that she had been drunk during the day, and that while she was sleeping it off a man came into her home and assaulted her. She said she attacked and wounded the man’s neck, and pointed to his injuries as proof of the rape attempt. However, the suspect has denied the charges against him.

Husband blamed for wife’s deadly stabbing
A woman was chopped to death by her drunken husband in Battambang province’s Samlot district on Friday. Police said the husband chopped his wife seven times with an axe during a heated argument. Neighbours said the couple had been quarrelling on the day of the incident, something they apparently did constantly. When the neighbours went to investigate, they discovered the wife dead in a pool of blood. Police are still on the hunt for the suspect.


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