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Police Blotter: 12 Mar 2012

Police Blotter: 12 Mar 2012

Hidden camera busts jewellery thief maid
A 21-year-old woman was arrested for allegedly stealing jewellery in the capital’s Tuol Kork district on Sunday. Police said the woman was a maid working for a Filipino employer. Her employer had installed a hidden video camera after a ring and necklace of his went missing. The woman was then caught on camera stealing another set of jewellery, prompting her employer to file a complaint with police. Koh Santepheap

Province holiday ends in vicious beatdown
Police in Kampong Cham town arrested two men for beating another man nearly to death on Friday. Police said the three men, all 23, were farmers and the victim had taken the girlfriend of one of the suspects for a jaunt in another province for a few days. When they returned, her jealous boyfriend ganged up with another man to attack the victim. When arrested, the two men admitted to the assault and said they were angered that the victim had taken the woman for a holiday without permission from her boyfriend. Koh Santepheap

Duo stake out home, make off with moto
Two men allegedly robbed a 43-year-old man at his home in the capital’s Russei Keo district on Saturday. According to the victim, when he was about to enter his front gate, the two suspects threatened him at gunpoint, entered the compound and robbed him of a motorcycle. Witnesses said they had earlier seen the two men lurking outside the house for a long time. Kampuchea Thmey

Women arrested, held responsible for theft
Police in Battambang town arrested two women for allegedly masterminding a theft on Friday. Police said the victim, 28, had filed a complaint, accusing his driver, 24, of stealing 16 million riel (US$4,000). Upon arrest, the driver said his mother, 48, and sister, 18, had ordered him to steal the cash. The pair has denied the charges, saying the suspect had kept all the money for himself. Kampuchea Thmey

Intervention in quarrel ends in stabbing death
A man, 25, was stabbed to death when he tried to stop a drunken quarrel in the capital’s Dangkor district on Sunday. Police said a group of men had been drinking heavily when they started arguing and fighting each other. When the victim, who was a friend of one of the men, attempted to intervene, he was stabbed by another man and died at the scene. The suspect has since been arrested. Kampuchea Thmey

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