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Police Blotter: 19 Oct 2009

Police Blotter: 19 Oct 2009

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Three misbehaving policemen in Kandal province are under investigation by their squad’s internal discipline department after allegedly getting drunk and shooting a man before beating him unconscious. Police said the attack happened last Monday in Kandal province’s Muk Kampoul district, when the victim, an air-conditioner repairman, was shot in his arm then beaten unconscious.

A quick-thinking victim of a drive-by thief took justice into her own hands in Phnom Penh on Thursday, when she tackled one of two suspects who she said stole her golden necklace. Police say the woman had been zipping by on her motorbike when a man swiped her necklace. The woman managed to grab one thief; another suspect, however, escaped with her prized piece of jewellery.

A man tried to kill himself by swallowing potentially deadly chemicals after his wife criticised him for staying out and drinking, police said. The incident happened Friday in Kampong Chhnang province. After a booze-filled evening, the man returned home at midnight to a tongue-lashing from his wife, police said. The man ingested the chemicals to kill himself because he was “disappointed” that his wife blamed him, police said. The man’s wife managed to save his life by rushing him to a hospital.

Police in the capital are at a loss to explain why a group of “gangsters” beat a motorbike taxi driver unconscious last week. Phnom Penh police say officers saved the man’s life by taking him to a hospital after the beating Thursday in the capital’s Meanchey district but added that the “gangsters” managed to flee the scene. No one knows what sparked the attack, police said.

A man accused of mugging a woman for her telephone in Phnom Penh last week had just been released from prison after a five-year stint in the slammer, police in the capital said. The 22-year-old man is suspected of having robbed the woman in Tuol Sangke commune, Tuol Kork district on Thursday. However, the man has proclaimed his innocence, police said, telling investigators that he was drunk and never stole the phone.


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