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Police Blotter: 5 Apr 2011

Police Blotter: 5 Apr 2011

Cold monk seriously injured by kitchen fire
A MONK was left with serious wounds after falling on top of a cooking pot in Svay Rieng province’s Svay Chrum district on Friday night. According to his father, the 22-year-old monk had felt cold on a wet night and had lit a fire under the cooker at his pagoda to help keep warm. He then accidentally fell on top of the pot, injuring his face, chest and arms. The youth, who entered monkhood five years ago, has been sent to a provincial hospital for treatment.
KAMPUCHEA THMEY

Drunk man dies after palm tree plummet
A 51-YEAR-OLD man died in Phnom Penh’s Dangkor district on Saturday after falling from a palm tree, which stood more than 10-metres high. The victim, who was reportedly drunk and worked as a sugar cane producer, fell while scaling the palm, located in a rice field in his home village. He leaves behind his second wife, who is a 34-year-old garment worker, three sons and four daughters.
KAMPUCHEA THMEY

Suspect arrested two years after robbery
MILITARY police have arrested a 26-year-old man suspected of committing a robbery more than two years ago. The man is accused of being part of a five-man gang believed to have stolen two motorbikes in Kampong Cham province’s Dambae district in January 2009. Three members of the gang escaped following the crime. The police apprehended the suspect after being tipped-off that he was returning to his home town. Following the arrest, he has been sent to the provincial court.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

Gun-grabbing burglars sought by police
A SEARCH is underway for burglars who stole a gun, US$10,000 and gold from the home of a prosecutor in Battambang town, Battambang province, on Friday morning. Two burglars cut through a bar of an unlocked kitchen window while the lawyer was at work and his wife was at a local market. Police say they are concerned that a K59 gun, stolen from the home, could be used to commit other robberies.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

Moto robbery pair arrested in Pursat
PURSAT province police arrested two men on Saturday who are accused of stealing a motorbike from a 31-year-old man last Thursday in Pailin province’s Sala Krau district. The 21- and a 26-year-old are thought to have taken the bike from a market. They were arrested while attempting to sell a motorbike to a shop in Phnom Kravanh district, in Pursat. The bike has now been returned to its owner.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

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