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Police Blotter: 26 Jan 2011

Police Blotter: 26 Jan 2011

Man steals brother’s moto, sells it for booze
A man in Battambang province’s Sampov Loun district was arrested along with an accomplice for allegedly stealing his brother’s motorbike and selling it in order to buy alcohol. The victim said his brother had borrowed the motorbike and had taken it for three days. The victim began to wonder what had happened to the vehicle, at which point he contacted his brother and his brother returned home, only to inform him that the motorbike had been sold. In police custody, the brother confessed that he and two of his friends had sold the motorbike in order to buy alcohol.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

Cops launch gambling crackdown
Three men in Preah Sihanouk province were arrested on Sunday because they were allegedly “addicted to gambling”. Police said the men were part of a group that gambled on card games almost every day, according to a report from a local resident. Police caught the men in the act and succeeded in apprehending three, though the rest escaped. Those in custody were forced to sign contracts stating that they will not gamble in the future.
KAMPUCHEA THMEY

Arsonist burns home of ‘hated’ neighbour
Police in Russei Keo district’s Svay Pak commune arrested a man on suspicion of arson on Sunday after he allegedly burned down the home of a local resident. Residents on the scene were fortunately able to control the blaze before it spread to other homes in the area. The suspect told police that he “hated” the owner of the home, though he did not give a reason.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

Reckless driver kills Preah Sihanouk elder
A 76-year-old man was killed on Sunday by a reckless driver in Preah Sihanouk province. Police said the “modern” car was speeding down the roadway when the driver lost control of it and swerved up onto the sidewalk. Police said the accident was completely the fault of the motorist, who sustained minor injuries.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

Husband found dead in Battambang province
A 51-year-old herdsman was found dead of unknown causes in a rice field in Battambang province’s Banan district on Monday. The man’s wife told police that he had been acting “crazy” and that she had taken him to a traditional medicine clinic. When she went to pick him up after five days, the physician informed her that her husband had left the clinic three days previously. She searched around the homes of relatives and filed a complaint with local police, who then informed her that her husband’s body had been discovered.
KAMPUCHEA THMEY

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