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Police Blotter: 6 Apr 2012

Police Blotter: 6 Apr 2012

Woman’s body found floating near riverbank
The body of a 22-year-old woman was found floating near the banks of a river in Kampong Cham province’s Kampong Cham district on Wednesday. She was identified as a woman who lives in the area. No foul play is suspected, but police said they will launch a thorough investigation. Police initially suspected the victim either fell into the river or threw herself off a nearby bridge. Koh Santepheap

Man accused of beating father with wooden bat  
After allegedly beating his elderly father with a wooden bat, a 37-year-old man was arrested in Ratanakkiri’s Banlung district on Monday. The victim’s wife said her son came home drunk and began an argument with several members of the family before striking his father, 60, several times with a wooden bat. A neighbour alerted police who detained the suspect. Police said the man will be held until he goes to trial. Rasmei Kampuchea

Maid arrives just in time to thwart teenage ‘thief’
A teenager from Banteay Meanchey’s Sisophon district was arrested yesterday after he allegedly broke into a residence and attempted to make off with a stash of jewellery. The maid at the residence said she entered the house to begin tidying up when she saw the suspect, 19, attempting to steal several items of jewellery. She screamed for help and the alleged thief tried to get away, but was soon arrested. Police said the suspect admitted to the attempted robbery. Kampuchea Thmey

Masked bandit steals bag containing $22,000
A Thai tourist had his bag snatched from his hands by a masked bandit while exiting a casino in Banteay Meanchey’s Poipet town on Wednesday night. He said the suspect grabbed his bag, containing 700,000 baht (US$22,606), and fled in a car. The man filed a complaint with police, who launched an investigation and were looking for the perpetrator. Kampuchea Thmey

Drunkard wanted for firing gun outside shop
A drunkard is on the loose after allegedly firing a gun into the air several times on Wednesday night outside a shop in the capital’s Prampi Makara district. The shop owner said the suspect was drinking heavily with his friends and his wife. He became angry with his wife before taking out his gun and firing several shots into the air in a drunken rage, the shop owner said. Police said the suspect fled the scene. The hunt for him continues. Koh Santepheap

Translated by Sen David

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