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Police Blotter: 1 Sep 2011

Police Blotter: 1 Sep 2011

Booze-seeking cow thief caught red hoofed
STEALING a cow landed a 22-year-old man behind bars on Monday night in Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district. Police said the 33-year-old victim of the theft was looking for his cow during the evening when he was informed by a neighbour that it had been stolen. The suspect was found in possession of the cow at his house and confessed to authorities that he had stolen the animal and intended to sell it in order to buy alcohol. The cow was returned to its rightful owner.

Woman suspected of stealing bagful of cash
A VIETNAMESE woman was arrested after allegedly stealing a handbag full of money on Tuesday at a market in Phnom Penh’s Tuol Kork district. Police said the suspect acted like an ordinary shopper at the market and snatched the handbag containing 100,000 riel (US$25) from a vendor while she was helping other customers. The shopkeeper said onlookers helped detain the woman until police arrived. The suspect is awaiting trial.

Multiple arrests follow drunken party brawl
POLICE made 11 arrests after a fight erupted during a party on Sunday night in Phnom Penh. Police said during two groups, that included a total of 45 men, were drinking heavily at the party when they had a verbal argument that led to a violent fight. Three men suff-ered serious injuries in the altercation. The suspects are being detained while awaiting trial. 

Suspected door thieves may end up in slammer
TWO men were arrested after they were caught allegedly stealing pieces of iron from residents’ windows and doors on Tuesday night in Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district. One victim said he had noticed pieces of iron had been stolen from his door. He said and his son caught four suspects and were able to detain two of them until police arrived and took them into custody.

Undercover operation yields brothel arrests
A MARRIED couple were arrested on Sunday after they were discovered to be alleg-edly running a brothel in
Kampong Chhnang province’s Kampong Chhnang district. Police said they had suspected the couple of running a brothel and had sent an undercover officer to investigate.


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