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Police Blotter: 4 Mar 2011

Police Blotter: 4 Mar 2011

Farmer hacked to death in cassava theft
Sambor district police are searching for a suspect accused of killing a 52-year-old farmer, who was found dead on Monday in Kratie province. Police said the victim left home for his plantation on Sunday but was found dead there next to an axe and some cassava crops, with gashes on his head and face. The victim’s family claimed that he did not have problems with anyone, yet police suspect that the victim stole the cassava and the owner of the crops could be related to the murder.

Drive-by shooting suspects arrested
PURSAT town police apprehended two men aged 16 and 19 on Tuesday after one of them fired a K-54 pistol at two men while on a motorcycle on Monday. Police said the suspects fired once but missed their intended targets, then managed to escape from the scene but were arrested a day later. Police said that the shooting was the result of an argument and the suspects were sent to provincial court.

Teenage cat burglar  caught red-handed
RESIDENTS of Daun Penh district chased down an 18-year-old Vietnamese teenager and turned him over to local police on Tuesday, after he was accused of robbing homes in Phnom Penh. Police said the suspect broke into the home of a 61-year-old boat driver and attempted to escape with about 400 kilograms of copper, when the homeowner arrived and shouted for help. The suspect was detained at Daun Penh district hall and police are preparing to send him to Phnom Penh Municipal Court. 

Unknown woman found dead in Mekong
VILLAGERS in Kampong Cham town found the body of a woman floating down the Mekong River in front of a local pagoda on Wednesday in Kampong Cham province. Police examined the body and no wounds were found and they are not sure whether she was killed or committed suicide. Police could not identify the deceased and are publicly calling for families with missing female relatives to come forward.


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