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Police Blotter: 9 May 2011

Police Blotter: 9 May 2011

Suspect arrested for illegal gun possession
A 48-YEAR-OLD man was arrested on illegal weapons possession charges in Pursat’s Krakor district on Friday. Police said that the suspect’s son filed a complaint to the police after he was allegedly threatened with a gun by his father. He said he didn’t know his father owned a gun and that he was heavily intoxicated and became angry with his son and pointed the gun at him. Police said that they arrested the suspect after a firearm was discovered in his home.

Motodop robbed in knife attack
POLICE in Kampong Speu’s Phnom Sruoch district arrested a 43-year-old man accused of robbing a victim of his motorbike on Friday. Police said the victim was a motorbike taxi driver and the suspect asked him to drive him to a market. Yet when they got to a secluded spot, the suspect allegedly robbed the driver at knifepoint and attacked him. The victim was later sent to hospital and a witness who saw the robbery notified police. Police arrested the suspect as he was trying to escape and have sent him to court.

Two arrested in knife attack in Russey Keo
POLICE from Phnom Penh’s Russey Keo district arrested two men accused of stabbing another man on Friday. Police said they stabbed the victim numerous times with two knives and the victim was sent to hospital but survived. The victim claimed he had a dispute, over personal matters, with the suspects and while he was sitting outside of his home. Neighbours helped him and the suspects were arrested and sent to court.

Alleged bovine thief busted in Battambang
A FARMER’S cow was stolen in Battambang province’s Mong Russey district on Friday, leading to the arrest of a 31-year-old man. The victim said that he had kept one of his herd in a field while he had lunch with other farmers. As he was eating, the suspect allegedly stole one of the cows. The farmer went to look for the missing cow and found the suspect escaping slowly with the cow and notified the police. Police have since sent the suspect to court.

Woman takes own life with poison in Kandal
A 58-YEAR-OLD woman committed suicide by ingesting poison at home in Kandal’s Takhmao town on Thursday. She was sent to hospital but later died. Her children said that she told them she was going to attempt suicide, but no one believed her. Neighbours said that she had complained of being poor and argued with her children.


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