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Police Blotter: 12 Feb 2013

Police Blotter: 12 Feb 2013

Security guard secures payment for stolen items
A hotel security guard with an impressive ability to separate his professional life from his personal life was arrested on Saturday for breaking into his father-in-law’s home and stealing a good deal of valuable property last Tuesday. Police in Pursat’s Kandieng district said the suspect had made quite a profit from selling the stolen items, which included a television. The victim notified police, and the court issued a warrant against the son-in-law-turned-outlaw. Police arrested the suspect and sent him to court. Nokorwat

For Kampot teen, Year of the Snake really bites
The Year of the Snake started sourly for an 18-year-old victim of vigorous Lunar New Year celebrations in Kampot province’s Teuk Chhou district. Police said the teenager was drinking with a fellow sailor when an argument began, and the friend – who turned out to be quite a firecracker – stabbed the younger man in the armpit. The victim was sent to hospital, and police are searching for the suspect. Kampuchea Thmey

Underhanded dealings end in backdoor escape
A backroom drug deal led to a backdoor escape by one of two suspects in Battambang town on Saturday. Police said they had been watching the dealer for weeks before they raided his home and arrested him trying to sell two small packages of methamphetamine pills to another man. This buyer apparently knew his way around the house better than the dealer himself and managed to escape out the back. Police sent the suspect to court and are searching for the escapee. Nokorwat

Mean drunk grabs stick, gets nabbed by police
A man in Preah Sihanouk province’s Prey Nop district loved swearing at guests at a party on Friday so much that he came back for seconds after getting kicked out the first time. What’s more, police said, the man returned with a party favour in the form of a wooden stick, which he used to strike the man and pregnant woman who initially shooed him out. The woman was hospitalised and police arrested the suspect, who said he was drunk and couldn’t control himself. Kampuchea Thmey

Rig hauling ton of bricks hits trio like ton of bricks
One motorcycle passenger was seriously injured and two others were hurt when a truck ran into their vehicle in Stung Treng town on Friday. Police said the three men were crossing the road on their bike when the truck, loaded up with bricks, toppled them before speeding away. The eldest of the trio, a 42-year-old, was injured. Police are on the lookout for the truck. Koh Santepheap

Translated by Phak Seangly

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