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Police Blotter: 10 Aug 2012

Police Blotter: 10 Aug 2012

Gambling gang neglect home fires, get burned
Police in Kampong Cham town arrested four people on charges of illegal gambling on Tuesday. Police said that they were alerted to the activity by neighbours who filed a complaint that a large group would gather to gamble and neglect their families. In total, about 50 individuals gathered to gamble, but all but four escaped as the group scattered when police arrived. Police sent the four arrested suspects to court. Kampuchea Thmey

First rule of fleeing a crime: Don’t come back
Police in Kampong Cham’s Srey Sothnor district arrested three men related to a murder case from May on Tuesday. Police said they tried to physically detain the suspects following the murder and were able to identify them, but they escaped. The suspects had fled to a neighbouring province but were arrested when they returned to Kampong Cham. They confessed to the murder and said it was in order to steal the victim’s motorcycle. Koh Santepheap

Dogged cops hound pup thief, rub his face in it
A 23-year-old man was arrested after he tried to steal a resident’s dog in Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district on Wednesday. The suspect attempted to steal the dog by drugging it late at night, making the dog fall asleep. Police in the area noticed the suspect and arrested him, though he tried to escape. Police have detained him and the dog was returned to its owner. Kampuchea Thmey

Two karaoke thieves to sing the blues in jail
Police in Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district arrested two men who robbed a woman working at a karaoke bar on Wednesday. Police said that they robbed the woman, taking her money and phone. They attempted to beat the woman, but she shouted for help and police in the area responded. All of the involved were arrested and the victim was not injured. The suspects have been sent to court. Kampuchea Thmey

Light sleeper stabs two villagers, abandons kids
A mother and son were seriously injured after a man stabbed them because they disturbed his sleep on Tuesday at midnight in Ratanakkiri province’s Ban Long town. Police said that the 49-year-old woman and her 25-year-old son were staying in a rental house near the suspect. Witnesses said that the suspect and victims frequently argued with each other over sleep disturbances. The suspect escaped with his wife, but police said that the suspect could not escape for long because his children were still at home. Nokorwat

Translated by Sen David

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