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Police Blotter: 11 Jul 2012

Gun-toting criminal hasn’t learned a thing
A 28-year-old man was arrested for threatening a shoot-out in Phnom Penh’s Tuol Kork district on Sunday. He was detained while armed in a local bar, where he threatened a customer. Police said that despite his rich criminal history and six years of previous jail experience on robbery charges, the offender showed absolutely no sign of remorse and continued to defy the forces of order. Deum Ampil

Studying proves a real pain for eager student
A 27-year-old student suffered a serious head injury after his university’s security guard threw a stone at him on Monday in Phnom Penh’s Daun Penh district. The man, who often studies on university premises late into the night, left for a snack break. The security guard attacked him when the zealous student was going back to his books. The suspect was nowhere to be found and police are still searching for him. Deum Ampil

Justice dawns on serial night-time burglers
Two burglars were arrested on Monday in Banteay Meanchey’s Poipet district. Police said the arrest foll-owed a complaint from the neighbourhood’s residents, who often fall victim to theft. A police patrol caught the men red-handed breaking into another house at night. They admitted that they often went on nighttime missions to steal. Kampuchea Thmey

Unconstructive feud leaves several injured
Four construction workers were arrested for starting a fight on Monday in Phnom Penh’s Tuol Kork district. Unable to settle their dispute diplomatically, the men resorted to violence including stone-throwing. All four culprits fell into the hands of police, who sent the injured to a hospital. Koh Santepheap

Battambang cops nab drug-dealing duo
Police in Battambang town arrested two men on charges of drug trafficking on Monday. The dealers, apparently unaware they were being followed, were stopped as they were gett-ing off their motorbike. Police, who witnessed the two dealing drugs, seized more than 100 pills. Both men subsequently admitted to committing the crime. Koh Santepheap

Translated by Sen David

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