Police Blotter: 24 Jul 2012

Police Blotter: 24 Jul 2012

Working girls’ wiles separate student, cash
A university student was duped by a trio of prostitutes in Phnom Penh’s Tuol Kork district early on Sunday morning. Fuelled with booze after spending the night at a friend’s party, the 25-year-old man stumbled across the prostitutes while walking home and agreed to spend the night with them. One pretended to borrow his mobile phone while the other two embraced him and stole his wallet, with $290 inside. However, in a drunken haze, the man did not realise until they darted off into the night. He filed a complaint with police. Koh Santepheap

Woman finds duo’s word not their ‘bond’
Kampot town police are on the hunt for two thieving women they suspect fooled a woman into handing over $250 and her jewellery on Saturday. The victim told police she was approached by two strangers, who claimed to have a stash of $30,000 inside a cloth bag. The women offered to share the booty with the victim if she accompanied them to a secluded spot and handed over her goods as a “bond”. The women leapt onto their motorbike though and fled the scene. Koh Santepheap

Man found dead in well after drinking binge
A 53-year-old man was found dead at the bottom of a well on Friday after he went missing the day before from Kampot’s Toek Chou district. Police said the man had been drinking at a party on Thursday afternoon. His son-in-law pleaded with the intoxicated man to return home with him to no avail. Alarm bells rang when he still had not returned home the following morning, but a villager later spotted his body in the well. Police are investigating the death, but the man’s family said he had no enemies. Kampuchea Thmey

Post-football hacking kills Siem Reap man
A football game turned sour on Saturday in Siem Reap when a member of the crowd was hacked in the back of the neck with a machete, later dying en route to hospital. According to police, two suspects on a motorbike attacked the man and fled the scene. Police said revenge may have been the motive for the attack, as the victim had been involved in an argument with local villagers several weeks ago. Rasmei Kampuchea

Fleeing man killed in motorbike crash
A motobike accident in Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district claimed the life of a 23-year-old man and left his friend, 20, critically injured when their motorbike hit a water storage bucket early on Sunday morning. Police said the men had been at a nightclub when an argument erupted with another two men, so the men fled in fear on their motorbike, later colliding with the bucket. Kampuchea Thmey

Translated by Phak Seangly

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