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Police Blotter: 12 Dec 2011

Police Blotter: 12 Dec 2011

•Meth dealer nabbed on undercover cop’s tip-off
A 38-year-old man was arrested for drug dealing on Saturday in Phnom Penh’s Doun Penh district after police were tipped off by an undercover policeman.  Police caught the man while he was in the middle of a sale, seizing two small packets of crystal meth. He is now in jail awaiting trial. The buyer escaped the scene.

•Police thwart drunken rumble in Toul Kork
Nine men were arrested on Saturday for making a public nuisance in Phnom Penh’s Toul Kork district. They were part of a drunken argument involving knives with a group of 10 other men. Police were able to arrest the group of nine. The other group was tipped off about the police arriving and fled successfully.

•Hard up moto dop in jail after robbery
A 24-year-old moto driver was arrested for snatching a necklace from a woman riding in a tuk-tuk on Saturday in Phnom Penh’s Toul Kork district. While he fled the scene, the victim shouted for help, and the driver was caught by police after cooperation from local residents. The suspect said he stole the necklace because he was unable to sustain a living by driving a moto. He is in jail awaiting trial.

•Children’s row leaves young girl badly beaten
A 15-year-old girl was arrested after violently attacking a 9-year-old girl on Friday in Banteay Meanchey’s Poipet district. According to an eyewitness, the victim was playing with the attacker’s younger sister and they got into an argument. The attacker came over and beat the girl into unconsciousness, allegedly because the victim insulted her mother during the argument. The suspect is in jail awaiting trial.

•Gangsters sought after beating couple, nephew
A couple and their 20-year-old nephew were seriously injured by a drunken group of gangsters on Saturday in Phnom Penh’s Sean Sok district. The nephew walked into a store to buy cigarettes when he came upon six gangsters drinking. One of them threw a lit cigarette on him. The nephew left the store to avoid further trouble, but the men followed him and attacked him with rocks. The couple were injured in the process of trying to help their nephew. Police are looking for the suspects.


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