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Police Blotter: 1 Dec 2011

•Suspects nabbed after victim recognises them
A motobike robbery led to the arrest of three men on Monday in Takeo province’s Tram Kak district. Police said a group of five men had stopped the 35-year-old victim of the robbery while he was driving and made off with his motorbike. The victim, who said he recognised the suspects, filed a complaint with the authorities. An hour after the robbery, police tracked three of the suspects to their homes, but two others managed to escape. The three arrested suspects await trial and police have launched a search for the two others who fled.

•Alleged drug users busted by police
A dozen people were arrested for alleged drug use on Monday during a raid on a house in Banteay Meanchey province’s Poipet town. Police said the had received complaints from residents that drug use was taking place in the house. During the raid, police arrested 10 men and two women who they said were in the process of using drugs. All the suspects were sent to jail to await trial.

•Bad day at work for drunken labourer
A construction worker was arrested after beating his foreman with a piece of iron in Kandal province’s Kien Svay district on Monday. The 27- year-old worker was allegedly drunk when his foreman told him to stop drinking. Police said the suspect then took a piece of iron and beat his foreman, who was hospitalised with serious injuries. The suspect was sent to await trial.

•Modern-day jousting  goes awry for bikers
A sword attack gone wrong resulted in the arrest of two men in the capital’s Toul Kork district. Police said the suspects were attempting to hack two other men while they were driving motorbikes. However, the suspects collided with a car, and the two men, who they were attempting to hack, fled the scene. When police arrived on the scene, they arrested the two suspects and confiscated the sword.

•Man on run from cops after stabbing ‘friend’  
A suspect remains at large after he allegedly stabbed his friend on Monday night in Phnom Penh’s Dangkor district. Witnesses said the two friends had been arguing when the suspect, 24, took out a knife and stabbed the victim several times before he fled the scene. The victim was hospitalised with serious injuries. Police said they had launched an investigation and were searching for the suspect.



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