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Police Blotter: 16 Mar 2010

Police Blotter: 16 Mar 2010

POLICE

NEW WHEELS NO STEAL FOR SUSPECTS
Police have arrested two suspected car thieves after the pair ran out of petrol making a getaway. The two men, who police say work for a local TV station and an NGO, planned to buy a car from a vendor based in Phnom Penh. The group was on its way to Kandal province to complete the sale. But on the way, the trio somehow got into an argument, and the car’s owner hopped out of the car. The two suspects drove off, only to be arrested when their hot wheels ran out of fuel.
KAMPUCHEA THMEY

MAN BEATEN TO DEATH AFTER TRAFFIC ROW
Police in Russey Keo district are looking for the killer or killers of a motorist who died following an apparent traffic dispute. According to the victim’s friend, the deceased man had an argument with a pedestrian Friday, which saw the victim slap the pedestrian on the head. A few hours later, the victim was beaten with wooden sticks and died after being sent to hospital. Police concluded that the killing was caused by bitter rancour.
DEUM AMPIL

LONELY HEARTS CLUB HAS A NEW MEMBER
A chef from Phnom Penh has been arrested after he allegedly stole a woman’s heart - then her motorbike. Police say the man, a chef in a Phnom Penh restaurant, visited Siem Reap town, where he met and struck up a torrid relationship with a 21-year-old woman. Police say the man “borrowed” the woman’s motorbike and fled to Phnom Penh, where he pawned the vehicle for US$400. But police arrested the man after the woman complained.
DEUM AMPIL

DRUNKEN DISPUTE CLEAVES FRIENDSHIPS
Police are on the lookout for multiple suspects after three plantation workers were attacked with cleavers, leaving two dead and the third injured. Kampong Thom provincial police say the victims and suspects had been drinking together earlier Thursday before an argument erupted, causing the suspects to leave in a huff. Then the victims were attacked with cleavers. Police said “rancour” was the motive. They are on the hunt for the suspects.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

MAN ACCUSED OF RAPING NEIGHBOUR
A man in Takeo province has been arrested after he allegedly raped his neighbour on Friday. The victim, age 24, said she went to the accused man’s house on a routine visit to borrow a mat. She followed the man into his house, but instead, he pounced on her, raping her and threatening to kill her if she revealed what happened, she said.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

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