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Police Blotter: 10 Oct 2011

Pregnant thief caught stealing a printer
A PREGNANT woman was jailed after she was caught allegedly stealing computer hardware on Friday from a residence in Kampot province’s Kampot district. Provincial police said the 26-year-old suspect, who is six months pregnant, broke into a residence and was busted by the owner while attempting to steal a printer. Police said the suspect has been imprisoned on three prior occasions.

Friendly fight ends with severed fingers
POLICE arrested a man suspected of cutting off several of his friend’s fingers after an argument turned violent on Friday night in Battambang province’s Mong Russey district. Local officials said the suspect had cut the 26-year-old victim’s fingers off with a knife after the victim beat the suspect with a piece of wood. The victim was hospitalised and the suspect remains in custody awaiting trial.

Man beats sugar workers with pipe
AN EMPLOYEE at an ice factory was nabbed by police in Kandal province’s Takhmao district after he allegedly beat three sugar factory workers with a steel pipe on Friday. Police said the workers had parked their truck in front of the ice factory, which blocked the 21-year-old suspect from entering the factory in his car. The suspect then became enraged and beat the victims, as well as their truck, with the pipe. Police said the workers were recovering in hospital and the suspect was awaiting trial.

Suspicious monk spots a stolen motorbike
A TEENAGER was arrested on Friday after he allegedly stole a motorbike in order to transport fish in Kampong Cham province’s Batheay district. Police said the suspect, aged 17, stole the bike from a 39-year-old man while he was sleeping, and when the motorbike ran out of gas he stored it in a pagoda. A suspicious monk at the pagoda alerted the police, which led to the suspect’s arrest. Police said the motorbike was returned to its rightful owner and the suspect is awaiting trial.

Battery thief charged, two more spark hunt
AN ALLEGED car battery thief was arrested by police in the capital’s Sen Sok district on Friday night. Police said the 19-year-old suspect was placed under arrest after he was caught removing a car battery from a vehicle. Two other suspects fled the scene on foot and remain at large. Police said that the suspect was sent to prison and officials have launched an investigation in the hope of finding the two remaining suspects.



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