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Police Blotter: 16 Jun 2010

Police Blotter: 16 Jun 2010

POLICE

THREE ARRESTED IN THEFT OF STATUE
Police have arrested three suspects after they allegedly stole a statue of Buddha from a pagoda in Kandal province Monday. The suspects allegedly swiped the artefact, then tried to sell it in a market in Phnom Penh. Police reported that they became suspicious when they saw the suspects bargaining with a market vendor. After an hour of questioning, the suspects allegedly admitted to stealing the statue. Police have sent the case to court.
DEUM AMPIL

MAN’S BODY FOUND IN PHNOM PENH STREET
Mystery surrounds the death of a 59-year-old man whose body was found in the middle of a road in Phnom Penh’s Tuol Kork district Monday. Police speculated that the man may have been robbed, because no items of value were found on his person. But police said they had yet to arrive at any conclusions as to how he died. A witness reported that when she was cleaning a rubbish bin, she saw the body, but that there was no blood at the scene. The victim’s wife has reportedly said that her husband died of a heart attack on the way to visiting his elderly parents.
KAMPUCHEA THMEY

COPS BLAME DEATHS ON CARELESS DRIVING
Two men are dead and another man seriously injured after a terrible traffic accident in Kandal province Sunday. Police said the victims were all riding on the same motorbike when they crashed into a large car. Two of them died instantly, and the third was sent to hospital. Police said the driver of the large car ran away, afraid he would be blamed for the crash. But in the end, the cops blamed the incident on the motorbike driver, saying he had been driving recklessly fast. The bike crashed into the car, they said, not vice versa.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

POOR AIM AT MOUSE ENDS IN TRAGIC DEATH
Police in Battambang province say a 5-year-old boy died after his uncle accidentally shot him with an arrow while trying to hit a mouse. Police said the boy was merely playing children’s games in front of his house at the time of the incident. His uncle had just finished crafting a homemade bow and arrow, and he was yearning to test it out. Though he managed to fire it in the mouse’s general direction, he unfortunately struck his nephew instead, killing the boy instantly. The boy’s parents said they felt deep regret about what happened. They did not want to get police involved, considering the incident to be a family matter, but police nonetheless called the suspect in and sent him to court.
DEUM AMPIL

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