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Police Blotter: 14 Oct 2011

Police Blotter: 14 Oct 2011

Stepping on toes sends seven teens to prison
TWO teens were hospitalised and seven arrested following a nightclub brawl in the capital’s Sen Sok district on Tuesday. Police said the nightclub owner had called police for assistance when two groups of teenagers began hurling glass bottles and fighting  after one teenager stepped on another’s foot. The nightclub was damaged in the scuffle. The seven suspects have been detained awaiting trial.

Boyfriend repeatedly stabs girlfriend in arm
A KARAOKE worker was hospitalised after her boyfriend allegedly stabbed her arm in the capital’s Tuol Kork district on Wednesday. Police said the 31-year-old victim had lived with her 28-year-old boyfriend for six months and they were frequently involved in heated arguments. During Wednesday’s altercation, the woman’s boyfriend allegedly stabbed her repeatedly in the arm with a knife. Police arrested the suspect, who is awaiting trial.

Sword-wielding trio detained in Siem Reap
THREE teenage boys were  briefly detained by police in Siem Reap town on Tuesday for allegedly planning to attack a young man with swords. Police said the arrest was made as the three teenagers were driving their motorbike to find a man they had previously been involved in an altercation with. The police called the parents of the teens and confiscated the three swords. Police said that if the suspects continued to cause problems, they would be arrested and sent to court.

Ex-prisoner in custody over house robbery
A FORMER convict was arrested on suspicion of robbery in Phnom Penh’s Tuol Kork district on Tuesday. Police said  the 45-year-old victim of the robbery was at the market buying fruit when one of her neighbours informed her that a man had climbed through a window of her home. The victim rushed home and immed-iately alerted police, who promptly arrested the 21-year-old suspect. Police said the suspect had been jailed on at least three prior occasions.

Pair arrested after gun blasts scare neighbours
TWO men were arrested for allegedly firing several rounds from a gun in Banteay Meanchey province’s Malai district on Wednesday. Police said the suspects, both in their mid-30s, were arrested after residents in the area heard the gun blasts and complained to police about the noise. The suspects were found to be in possession of a weapon and taken to jail, where they are awaiting trial.


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