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Man steals bike to buy booze at karaoke
A 36-YEAR-OLD man was arrested on Tuesday in Ratanakkiri’s Veun Sai district after allegedly stealing his friend’s motorcycle. The complainant said the two men had been drinking wine together when the accused asked to borrow the vehicle. Three days later, when the motorbike still had not been returned, the man filed a complaint with the police. An investigation by police revealed that the suspect had sold the motorcycle in Stung Treng province and used the money to buy alcohol at a local karaoke bar.  Police have sent the suspect to court.

Arcade bust kicks kids back to school
POLICE arrested the alleged owner of an unauthorised computer game arcade while he was opening shop in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district on Tuesday. Eight computer games were seized and 21 student patrons arrested. Families, who claimed the students had taken to skipping school and refusing to return home at night, claimed victory afterwards. Police said the students were detained temporarily as a warning not to play truant again. The illicit arcade owner, meanwhile, was sent to court.

Phoney cable guys unplugged in Pursat
A PAIR of men accused of stealing electrical lines were arrested Tuesday in Pursat’s Phnom Kravanh district. The men, aged 48 and 31, allegedly posed as repairmen for a cable company in an attempt to steal the wires, which contain valuable copper filament.  The men admitted to the scheme after being arrested and sent to court, police said. The men are residents of Pursat province.

Hit-and-run truck driver kills woman
A 65-YEAR-OLD woman died immediately after being hit by a truck in Banteay Meanchey’s O’Chrou district on Tuesday. A witness said the woman had been walking her granddaughter back from school when she crossed the road in front of the oncoming truck.  Traffic police arrested the driver and passenger from the truck after they allegedly attempted to escape the scene.

Drinker beaten to death by ‘gangsters’
A MAN died after allegedly being beaten to death by a group of “gangsters” in Phnom Penh’s Prampi Makara district on Tuesday. Police said an altercation ensued after the group of seven “gangsters” threw a wine bottle at the table where the 22-year-old victim and his friends were sitting. The victim was attacked with a wooden bat and died on the scene. The suspects escaped and remain at-large.



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