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Police Blotter: 15 June 2012

Internet gaming café near school shuttered
Police in Phnom Penh’s Tuol Kork district raided an internet gaming café inside a coffee shop on Wednesday. Police detained nearly 10 students and confiscated 10 computers, saying it was illegal to run gaming cafés near a school, and that students were skipping class to play online. The raid took place after several neighbours filed a complaint, and police have arrested the café owner and detained the students to educate them. Koh Santepheap

Lovebirds robbed at knifepoint under bridge
A couple were cuddling under a bridge in the capital’s Meanchey district on Wed-nesday when two thieves allegedly broke up their intimate moment. The couple were threatened with a knife, and could not shout for help as no one was around. The suspects did not hurt them, but stole a phone and a ring belonging to the man. Police said they were looking for the two robbers. Deum Ampil

Drunken, late-night brawl leaves two injured
Two men were seriously injured in a scuffle after a drinking session on Wednesday in Phnom Penh’s Daun Penh district. Police said a group of men had been drinking together at a bar when the fight broke out. A few of the suspects allegedly threatened one another with guns before police arrived. The two wounded were hospitalised, but all the others escaped. Rasmei Kampuchea

Banteay Meanchey drug bust nets seven arrests
Police arrested four alleged drug dealers and three alleged drug addicts on Wednesday in Banteay Meanchey province’s Sisophon district. Patrolling police officers saw three men using drugs on a quiet street, and subsequently raided a nearby house. They arrested the seven and found large amounts of drugs at the house. Kampuchea Thmey

Botched burglary ends in two arrests
A duo failed to break into a house after neighbours spotted them on Wednesday in Kampong Cham’s Kampong Cham town. While a family was out of their home, the alleged burglars attempted to pick the lock on the door. Neighbours, however, called the police, who rushed to the scene. When police came, they arrested the duo with their tools. Police said the suspects had confessed to the crime and had been sent to court. Deum Ampil

Translated by Sen David



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