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Police Blotter: 17 Mar 2011

Police Blotter: 17 Mar 2011

Two killed and one hurt by electric shock
Two men were killed and another seriously wounded in two separate electricity related cases on Saturday in Kandal province. A 23-year-old man in Kandal Stung district was killed after he tied a loudspeaker to a metal pole at a ceremony and struck an electrical cable, while his 21-year-old worker was also badly wounded. In a separate incident, a 35-year-old man was killed instantly while cutting wires at his house in Takhmao town.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

Armed group thwarted by cops before attack
Police arrested six armed men in Siem Reap on Tuesday, while they were staying in a rented room in Siem Reap town. Police said that the owner of the room tipped off police because the men, most of whom were students that were skipping school, were plotting revenge against other suspects stemming from a previous argument. Five swords and a cleaver were confiscated from the suspects, after which police “educated” them and released them because they had not committed a crime. 
KAMPUCHEA THMEY

Slingshot attack prompts brutal beating
A 40-YEAR-OLD man was beaten unconscious by his 43-year older brother-in-law on Sunday in Kampong Cham province’s Tbong Khmum district. Police said the suspect had an argument with his wife, and the victim fired a projectile from a slingshot numerous times at his head. The older brother-in-law immediately grabbed a wooden stick and beat the victim unconscious. Police arrested the suspect and the victim was sent to hospital.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

Cell phone thieves caught in the act
POLICE on Saturday apprehended two students aged 17 and 19 on suspicion of beating a 17-year-old student in an attempt to rob him of his cell phone in Kandal province’s Takhmao town. Police said the victim was returning home from a nearby village when two suspects on a motorbike grabbed his mobile phone. They scuffled and he shouted for help. A villager called police, who then captured the suspects and sent them to provincial court.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

Motorbike fraudsters busted by police
POLICE in Poipet Town arrested two men, aged 27 and 29, at a casino on Sunday after a 40-year-old woman accused them of defrauding her. According to police, the two suspects borrowed US$2,000 and a motorbike from the woman in Phnom Penh, but never returned the money and pawned the vehicle for $600. The suspects confessed to the accusations and police have sent them to court.
KAMPUCHEA THMEY

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