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Police Blotter: 11 June 2012

Police Blotter: 11 June 2012

Freed prisoner’s cow theft attempt goes awry
A man just out of jail will likely be behind bars again soon in Battambang province’s Battambang town. On Friday, the cash-strapped man allegedly tried to steal a cow when the owner caught him red-handed. Angered over getting caught, the man stabbed the cow nearly to death. Police have arrested and sent him to court. Kampuchea Thmey

Student gangs engage in rock, knives battle
Ten young students were arrested in an alleged gang battle on Saturday in Phnom Penh’s Daun Penh district. Police said three gangs, comprising mostly school students, had fixed a date to fight at Koh Pich. The young people were attacking each other with knives and rocks when bystanders called the police. Police arrested and detained 10 of the wannabe gangsters while the others escaped. Koh Santepheap

Pair attempt collecting $2 debt, get beaten up
A woman and her daughter were seriously injured over a matter of 10,000 riels (US$2.50) in Phnom Penh’s Russey Keo district on Saturday. The mother and daughter went to the debtor’s home to collect the money, where their argument flared into a fight. The debtor’s family beat them brutally until the pair eventually escaped. Police were investigating the case and trying to arrest the suspects. Koh Santepheap

Alleged thief caught, claims moto is his
A 17-year-old student allegedly tried to steal a motorcycle on Saturday in Phnom Penh’s Daun Penh district. Police caught him red-handed when he tried to escape on the vehicle. The teenager insisted that the motorcycle belonged to him until the owner went to the police. The student said he attempted to take the motorcycle when he saw the owner had forgotten to lock it. Police have sent the suspect to court. Rasmey Kampuchea

Drug peddler detained in hopes of bigger bust
A 47-year-old alleged drug trafficker was arrested in the capital’s Sen Sok district on Saturday. Police caught the man with seven packages of drugs when patrolling the area. The suspect was peddling drugs at that time, and could not deny the crime. Police have detained and are questioning him for leads to a larger drug ring. Rasmey Kampuchea

Translated by Sen David

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