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Police Blotter: 26 May 2010

Police Blotter: 26 May 2010

POLICE

SCARY GHOST FILM DATE FATAL FOR MAN
A 28-year-old man in Daun Penh district apparently dropped dead while watching a ghost movie Monday afternoon. The man’s girlfriend said that they were watching the movie at a local cinema when, after roughly 30 minutes, her boyfriend’s limp body slumped over. The woman shouted for help, while audience members tried to resuscitate the man by massaging his body. But despite their best efforts, the man died as onlookers prepared to send him to hospital.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

POLICE SAY RAPE SUSPECT CONFESSED
Police in Kandal province have arrested a 29-year-old man after he was accused of raping a 14-year-old girl. The girl’s parents contacted police to report that their daughter had been raped several times. The girl said that the man, to whom she is related, assaulted her four times. She said that he threatened to kill her each time if she was to tell anyone of the attacks. Police say the suspect confessed to the crime and has been sent to provincial court.
DEUM AMPIL

ACCUSED MOTORBIKE THIEF ARRESTED
A 31-year-old man in Siem Reap province has been arrested eight months after he was accused of stealing a motorbike from a man to whom he owed money. Police in Siem Reap town say the motorbike’s owner met with the suspect last September to collect a debt of US$20. The suspect convinced the man to lend him his motorbike so he could “pick up” money from his wife. Instead, the suspect escaped with the vehicle to Preah Vihear province and sold it for $450, police said. The man allegedly confessed to the crime after being arrested. Police say the man was addicted to gambling and had previously spent extensive time in prison.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

ATTEMPTED THEFT HURTS TWO PEOPLE
A grocer and her 30-year-old daughter were seriously injured after a failed motorbike purse-snatching Sunday in Phnom Penh’s Tuol Kork district. Witnesses said a passing motorist tried to snatch a handbag from one of the victims while they were on their way to the market. The robbery attempt was unsuccessful. However, it did throw the victims off balance, causing them to crash their motorbike and sending them tumbling onto the pavement. The two suspects fled from the scene, while the victims were sent to hospital on the backs of waiting moto-taxis.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

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