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Police Blotter: 22 Apr 2013

Police Blotter: 22 Apr 2013

Security guard thwarts robbery of hotel room
A man staying at a hotel in the capital’s Tuol Kork district allegedly tried to rob the room of a military police officer on Thursday. Police said the 27-year-old managed to grab a pair of mobile phones, $1,300 cash and what they described as “important documents” before heading out. Fortunately, a hotel security guard sniffed out the wrongdoing and managed to detain the suspect for police, who say he confessed. Kampuchea thmey

Peacemaker throttled for breaking up fight
No good deed goes unpunished, as a young man found out in Kampong Chhnang town over the weekend. Police said the 24-year-old was at a nightclub when two groups of eight men began to brawl outside the front entrance. Attempting to intervene and calm the tension, he was quickly set upon himself and received a serious head injury when hit with a rock. The two groups quickly dispersed but were later arrested. Police said the same men had fought earlier at a wedding. Nokorwat

One arrest leads to one more arrest, etc, etc
Police in Battambang scored a three-for-one deal on Friday, grabbing one drug dealer, who quickly gave up two more. Following up on a tip from villagers, police raided a home, where they found the first dealer and a small package of yama. Shortly thereafter, he led the cops to a plantation where his two running buddies were passing the pipe. All three confessed to not only taking but distributing drugs. Kampuchea Thmey

Frightening motorbike thieves caught same day
A young woman has her moto back after a scary incident on Friday in Mondulkiri’s Keo Sima district. Police said the 16-year-old and her young brother were headed back from the market when three men blocked their way, slapping her across the face and threatening to kill both of them if they didn’t give up the bike. Fleeing on foot, the siblings reported the incident to police, who caught the thieves the same day, recovering the bike and making one arrest. The other two suspects escaped. Kampuchea thmey

Driver hits, runs, then runs yet again on foot
A teen is recovering in hospital with a critical head injury after a hit-and-run accident in Kampong Chhnang town on Friday. Police said the 15-year-old was riding her motorbike when a car travelling in the same direction overtook her at high speed and slammed into the rear of her bike. The driver took off after the accident, but soon abandoned the car. Police have since confiscated the car and are calling on the driver to turn himself in and explain. Koh santepheap

Translated by Phak Seangly