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Police Blotter: 9 Jul 2013

Presence at party gives birthday boy wrong idea
A 27-year-old man trying to defend the honour of his girlfriend picked the wrong fight in Kampong Cham town on Sunday. According to police, the man took his lady to a friend’s birthday party, only to find that the birthday boy had designs on his girl. Fists started flying, and three cops showed up to keep the peace. The suspect, however, allegedly turned his ire on the cops, slightly injuring one. The other two stepped in, and locked him up. The man reportedly confessed – blaming intoxication – and was sent to court. Koh santepheap

Quiet ride turns to scary ordeal, distressing walk
In the first of a rash of armed robberies over the weekend, three men robbed a woman of her moto at gunpoint in Phnom Penh’s Chamkarmon district on Saturday. Police said the woman was driving in a quiet place when the three men appeared, allegedly waving a gun and demanding the bike. The victim told police she was petrified, but finally managed to muster a shout for help. Nearby police heard the cries, chased the trio down and clapped them in irons. Kampuchea Thmey

Fishy business as four rob angler, evade police net
Three more gunmen, along with an accomplice, are suspected of robbing a fisherman in Kampot on Sunday. According to police, the victim reported being approached by four masked men, three of them armed, who demanded his valuables. Unsure whether the guns were real or fake, the man forked over a ring and a necklace, calling police after the men fled. Police arrived too late to make the collar, but are seeking the quartet, who they believe to be repeat offenders. Rasmey Kampuchea

Masked men spared a familiar face: victim
Finally, three masked men, one armed with a gun, tried to rob a farmer in Kampong Cham’s Memot district while she was home alone on Sunday. According to police, the trio barged into the house, brandishing the gun and demanding cash. The men repeated their threat several times, but finally fled, exasperated, when the woman insisted she had no money. The victim told police that the men must have known her, otherwise she would have been shot. Koh Santepheap

Hit-and-run, payout offer floor motodop
In a rare taste of justice for hit-and-run victims, police apprehended a driver who badly injured a motodop in Phnom Penh’s Daun Penh district on Saturday. Police said that after driving his car into the moto driver, the man allegedly high-tailed it without so much as offering to take the man to the hospital. Police gave chase just in time, and arrested the suspect, who confessed and offered to compensate the victim. Kampuchea Thmey

Translated by Sen David

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