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Police Blotter: 15 Mar 2010

Police Blotter: 15 Mar 2010


Police in Pursat province say a man attacked one of his friends with a cleaver because he was upset the amorous lothario was flirting with his wife. The attack is alleged to have happened Wednesday, after the suspect invited his friend to come over for a drink at his house. The suspect was reportedly horrified, however, when his friend began to “badly flirt” with his wife, who was having a tipple as well. The suspect became so furious he allegedly struck the victim with a cleaver, leaving the man seriously injured. Witnesses said the man would have likely chopped the victim to death if other friends had not intervened.

Police in Kandal province have arrested a 31-year-old man after he allegedly tried to steal a motorbike and then jumped into a river in a failed attempt to escape. According to the motorbike’s owner, the suspect hopped on the vehicle and tried to make a getaway while it was parked in front of a local shop. Police intervened, however, when the motorbike’s owner shouted for help.

Police in Kampong Cham province are looking for six men who allegedly robbed a gold vendor at gunpoint, spraying the shop with bullets in the process. The 40-year-old victim said he was robbed Thursday after six men armed with AK-47 rifles burst into his home in the early evening. He said the robbers shot the place up before getting away with US$200 in cash and $1,000 worth of phone cards. Police are reporting that no one was killed in the robbery, although the victim and his 13-year-old son suffered “serious wounds” after being struck with a hammer. Nearby villagers reported feeling worried about their personal security following the robbery.

A 33-year-old man is facing prosecution after he was accused of involvement in a Wednesday traffic accident in Phnom Penh that killed a 30-year-old garment worker and a 13-year-old boy. However, authorities speculated that the man might not be sent to court if he agrees to pay US$4,500 in compensation to the victim’s family. By law, accused perpetrators still face court action even if they agree to out-of-court monetary compensation. But another driver who was allegedly involved in the same accident was not sentenced after he paid up.


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