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Police Blotter: 7 Oct 2009

Police Blotter: 7 Oct 2009

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COP CHOPPED FOR WITCHCRAFT THREAT
A 45-year-old policeman was hacked to death with a machete on Sunday while he was swimming with his wife near his home in Preah Vihear province’s Kampong Pronak commune. The attacker approached the policeman in a boat, and after committing the crime, docked and hired a motorbike taxi, travelling to the police station to confess. In his confession, the man said that he attacked the victim because of an incident several years ago in which the victim threatened to kill him with witchcraft.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

THIEVES FOILED BY FURIOUS OWNER
A man who allegedly wielded an AK-47 and donned an army uniform in a failed robbery was apprehended on Sunday night in Siem Reap province’s Slor Gram commune. Siem Reap police Deputy Chief Mak Sam On said the incident occurred when a 21-year-old man stopped his motorbike to urinate on the side of the road, returning to find the suspect and two other perpetrators attempting to steal his vehicle. Luckily, the victim was able to fight the thieves off and summon help.
KAMPUCHEA THMEY

DAYLIGHT SHOOTING IN KAMPONG CHAM
A 21-year-old man was shot to death in broad daylight on Saturday as he was having his motorbike fixed in Kampong Cham province’s Choam Tamao commune. Witnesses at the scene were afraid to identify the perpetrator, but Choam Tamao police said they know the perpetrator’s identity and are now hunting for him.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

COPS SHOOT OUT DRUNKARD’S TYRES
Police were forced to shoot out the tyres of a Honda CR-V driven by a severely drunk man after the driver tried to escape after running down several motorbikes on Norodom Boulevard in the capital’s Daun Penh district on Sunday night. Witnesses said that after hitting a bicycle and three motorbikes, the rampaging vehicle finally came to a halt when police opened fire, and it crashed into two more motorbikes and a phone shop.
KAMPUCHEA THMEY

MOTORBIKE CRASH INJURES STUDENTS
Two young students were severely injured and two others knocked unconscious after a violent crash between two speeding bikes on Monday in Preah Sihanouk province. The four victims, none of whom were wearing helmets, were sent to a private hospital to receive medical treatment.
KAMPUCHEA THMEY

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