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Police Blotter: 25 Mar 2010

Police Blotter: 25 Mar 2010


A 30-year-old man hung himself in Kandal province’s Sa’ang district on Tuesday after finding out his wife has a new man. Police said that before he died, the man wrote two letters, one to his wife and one to his family. In the letter to his wife, he wrote that he wanted to die because she had a new boyfriend and never looked after the children. In the letter sent to his parents, he asked them to help look after his 5-year–old daughter. One police officer said he was very sorry that the man decided to kill himself because “life is very important”.

A 73-year-old woman was shot while walking along the road in Phnom Penh’s Russey Keo district on Tuesday. Local police said that three robbers wanted to snatch a money bag from a schoolgirl, but that they were not successful. After that, one of the robbers wished to shoot the girl, but he got confused and shot the older woman, who happened to be walking by. Police have sent the woman to hospital. A doctor said she nearly died from her injuries. Her health is reportedly weak, but she is still alive and is recovering.

Authorities in Kampot province’s Kampong Trach district say that a 53-year-old crazy woman was banished “far away” on Tuesday. Police said the woman had been in the habit of disturbing residents and local authorities by throwing rocks at cars, for instance, and picking fights with people in the market. Area residents finally concluded that she was crazy, so the authorities decided to banish her from the district to prevent her from disturbing people. Police said they did not believe she was originally from Kampot, and that she may have been from another country because she stayed in Kampot for just one week.

Two foreigners from the Philippines were detained because they used fake money to cheat Cambodian residents at the Russian Market in Phnom Penh. A vendor said the suspects had tried to use fake money to buy clothes, but the vendor picked up on the scheme immediately and filed a complaint to the market police. A police officer said that when they were captured, the pair had a lot of fake money in their bag. When police asked them where it had come from, they said it was not the first time they had used fake money. They added that most of the fake money was in the form of US$100 notes. The case has been sent to court.



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