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Police Blotter: 25 Apr 2013

Cop caught in crossfire during couple’s quarrel
A 65-year-old man was arrested in Pursat town on Tuesday after he attacked a local policeman with a knife. Police said the man had been fighting with his wife and was throwing things out of the house when she complained to police. When they arrived, the man flew into a rage, stabbing the policeman with a knife before trying to escape. He was caught by other police officers and has now been sent to court. Deum ampil

Gamblers gambol away, leaving host to face cops
A 56-year-old card shark, whose house had become a den for local gambling addicts, was arrested in Stung Treng town on Tuesday. Police said the visiting gamers managed a lucky escape before police arrived, apparently having been tipped-off about the impending raid. The house owner alone was arrested and was ordered to stop allowing villagers to play cards in his house. Deum ampil

Clunky attempt at theft wakes up home owners
Two clumsy robbers were arrested in Phnom Penh’s Tuol Kork district on Tuesday night after attempting to steal a motorbike from inside a house. The heavy-footed burglars made too much noise during their break-in, waking the owners. They called the police, who arrested the pair on their way out. Hardly in a position to claim innocence, the men admitted their crimes and have been sent to court. Rasmey Kampuchea

Duo swallows bitter pill, admits to drug dealing
A pill-toting Sihanoukville couple was arrested on Monday and charged with drug trafficking offences. They were caught trying to sell drugs to a customer during a police raid that netted 74 methamphetamine pills; the customer managed to escape the police net. The couple later admitted to the crime and have been sent to court. Koh santepheap

Woman injured in crash while chasing thieves
A woman was seriously injured when her motorbike collided with a car in Phnom Penh’s Chamkarmon district on Tuesday. The 24-year-old’s phone was stolen in a snatch-and-grab by two suspects who then sped away on their motorbike. The brave young woman gave chase but collided with a car and was sent to hospital. Onlookers apprehended the suspects after hearing the woman’s cries for help. Kampuchea thmey

Translated by Sen David

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