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Police Blotter: 1 Oct 2012

Boss claims worker tried to steal his car
A 22-year-old attempted car thief can kiss his job reference goodbye after allegedly luring his employer home just so he could steal his car. The man, who was employed at a private household in Kampong Cham’s Tbong Khum district, suggested his boss drive back home. The unsuspecting car owner parked in front of the property and went inside, before his employee came out and attempted to break into the vehicle. The incensed owner complained to police and the young man was sent to court. Rasmey Kampuchea

Taxi drivers get into it over fare to provinces
Two taxi drivers vying for passengers let competition get in the way of business on Friday when their friendly sparring took a wrong turn straight into a fist fight. The pair were staking the same turf when a passenger appeared, requesting a ride to the provinces. The desperate drivers got into an argument over the unlucky customer that descended into violence, and police were quickly called in to break it up. One injured driver was taken to hospital and the other was allowed to drive off into the dwindling day. Koh Santepheap

Quartet accused of distributing narcotics
Four people allegedly involved in a drug-trafficking operation in Stung Treng town had been in the packing and wrapping trade for some time, local police said. The three men and one woman were found packaging different kinds of drugs in a raid on a rented house last Friday. Police sent the accused to court. Deum Ampil

Gang brings rocks to swordfight, police say
Fisticuffs between two gangs – one wielding swords and the other rocks – resulted in the triumph of paper on Friday, once police used the letter of the law to put an end to the brawl. Police said the violent street fight, in Banteay Meanchey’s Poipet town, saw the two groups shake their fists and weapons with seeming disregard for bystanders or police. Five were captured and sent to court. Koh Santepheap

Surprise knife attack at factory ends man’s life
A 28-year-old security guard was killed by an unknown assailant on Friday as scores of workers left the factory he was guarding. The knife-nursing stranger attacked the man outside
his sentry post at a factory in Kampong Speu‘s Kong Pisei district on Friday. Witnesses streaming out of the factory gates panicked at the violent spectacle, and in the ensuing rush no one saw the killer get away. Kampuchea Thmey

Translated by Sen David

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