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Police Blotter: 29 Jul 2009

Police Blotter: 29 Jul 2009

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A woman was killed on Monday by a teenager believed to be renting a room in her home in Daun Penh district for US$40 a month. Police identified the victim, whose hands and legs had been tied, as 60-year-old Kha Sopheap. Anonymous sources said the penniless teen, whose name was not revealed, had repeatedly threatened to kill the woman whenever she asked him for his rental fees.

A violent and drunken husband hacked his 20-year-old wife five times with a cleaver on Friday after she refused to coin him. The violence broke out in Banteay Meanchey province's Sisophon city. The intoxicated husband is 26 years old. The 23-year-old brother of the wife was also seriously wounded in the incident after he attempted to intervene. The perpetrator fled the scene with the cleaver in his hands.

A teenager was arrested on Sunday in connection with the smashing of a truck's mirror with a stone in Kampong Cham city. Police identified the suspect as 19-year-old Chai Meas, who resides in the city's Sambor Meas commune. The arrest was made while the perpetrator was hiding at his grandmother's home in Thbong Khmum district. After the arrest, police said the teenager confessed that he and five cronies had hurled stones at the vehicle for pleasure after returning from a gin stall at 10pm.

A 45-year-old woman was shot dead during an armed robbery Monday in Daun Penh district's Srah Chak commune. The victim was identified as Am Chandy, who lived in Tuol Kork district's Boeung Kak II commune. Witnesses said two robbers on a black Suzuki motorbike shot the woman and then made off with her black Honda Dream C100. Police have yet to release an official report on the incident, and it is unclear whether they have any suspects.

Parents of two bag-snatchers voiced concerns about the fate of their sons, who were unable to sit for national high school examinations after they were detained for snatching a woman's bag in Meanchey district Monday. Police identified the thieves as Kem Sokha, 19, and Srun Many, 16, both of whom live in Kandal's Takhmao town. After the arrest, police confiscated a US$2,000 Honda Icon belonging to Srun Many, who claimed that his father is a high-ranking official at the Ministry of Interior.


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