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Police Blotter: 1 Apr 2011

Police Blotter: 1 Apr 2011

Mother abandons baby after domestic dispute
A 3-month-old baby was found by exercisers at Olympic stadium in Phnom Penh’s Prampi Makara district on Wednesday. An Olympic stadium official said that a mother abandoned the baby at the stadium after she had an argument with her husband. A piece of paper with a mobile phone number was found with the baby. A bystander called the number and the mother of the baby said that if any one wanted her baby, they could take it. Later, the baby’s uncle came and took it home claiming the parents often quarrelled and the mother had abandoned the child in a rage.

Gambling brawl sees two arrested
POLICE arrested two women after they attacked each other while gambling in Phnom Penh’s Dangkor district on Wednesday. One of the suspects was seriously wounded to the head after her opponent attacked her with a rock. Police said the attacker lost a bet and verbally assaulted the winner, when a physical attack erupted. The mother of the attacker then intervened in an attempt to stop them and police detained all three for questioning.

Fight erupts after motorbike purchase
PRAMPI MAKARA district military police questioned a 25-year-old man and a 32-year-old woman, after they fought each other in Phnom Penh on Wednesday. Police said the man went to the woman’s shop to buy a motorbike but then promptly refused to buy the vehicle after there was some discrepancy with its documentation and a fight erupted between the two. Military police have since brought them to their office for questioning.

Soldier suspected in roadside robbery
SEN SOK district police detained a 29-year-old soldier on suspicion of robbery in Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district on Wednesday. Police said a married couple filed a complaint after two men on a motorbike snatched a necklace from the wife when they were returning home. Police arrested one suspect, while the other escaped with the necklace. Police then released him due to a lack of evidence.

Suspect arrested in connection with theft
A 36-YEAR-OLD man was arrested in Phnom Penh’s Tuol Kork district on Tuesday, after a convicted robber from Prey Veng province claimed he had given a gun to the man to hide following a successfully robbery of about US$60,000. The suspect confessed that he did receive a gun and concealed it, but he was not involved in the robbery.


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