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Police Blotter: 20 Oct 2010

Police Blotter: 20 Oct 2010

Thieves take hammer to motorbike-taxi driver
One of three men accused of using a hammer while trying to rob a motorbike-taxi driver in Phnom Penh’s Dangkor district on Sunday has been arrested. Police said the suspects assaulted the victim with a hammer, but that the victim managed to shout for help. Local residents then arrived and detained one man, but the remaining two managed to escape. The victim has been sent to hospital, and police plan to hold onto his motorbike until he recovers fully.
KAMPUCHEA THMEY

Bystanders nab suspect after robbery of student
Police have arrested a 25-year-old man who robbed a student in Phnom Penh’s Chamkarmon district on Sunday. The victim said that on the day of the incident he was walking to class when two men approached him and robbed him at knifepoint. After taking his money, phone and watch, the men began to flee, and the victim shouted for help. Local residents managed to catch one suspect, but the other one managed to escape.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

Police stop woman from jumping, for kids’ sake
A 24-year-old woman was stopped by police from jumping off a bridge in Phnom Penh’s Chamkarmon district on Sunday. A police officer who monitors the bridge said he spotted the woman as she was about to jump, and immediately grabbed onto her. She was momentarily detained, and told officers she had been angry at her husband because he assaulted her “almost every day”. The woman’s mother said her daughter is poor and also accused the husband of beating her. Police said she shouldn’t kill herself because she had three children.
KAMPUCHEA THMEY

Man threatens to raze house for lack of food
Police have arrested a 42-year-old man in Kandal province’s Ang Snuol district who threatened to set fire to his own house because his wife hadn’t cooked rice for him. After the woman returned home from work, she apparently did not begin cooking fast enough for her husband, who became incensed and threatened to set the house on fire. A neighbour immediately called police. Officials said they had educated the man.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

Toxic coffee poisons monk, city police say
A novice monk was sent to hospital in Phnom Penh’s Daun Penh district after drinking poisoned coffee on Monday. Police said the 17-year-old fell ill immediately after drinking the coffee near his pagoda. The seller of the coffee said she did not know why it was tainted, but promised to “fix the issue” before selling more.
KAMPUCHEA THMEY

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