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Police Blotter: 16 Mar 2011

Cockfighting ring in Kampong Cham busted
Police in Kampong Cham’s O’Reang-ou district arrested four men for cockfighting on Saturday after seizing five cocks, cages and money. Neighbours reported the street they lived on hosted cockfighting for many years but no authorities would arrest them due to a lack of evidence. After the arrest police said there were more suspects but they could only catch four while others escaped. The suspects admitted that they are addicted to cockfighting because it made them happy and was an easy way to win money. Police have sent them to court.

Gold seller robbed in broad daylight
A 55-YEAR-OLD gold seller was robbed of 20 damlung of gold after a masked woman staged a daring daylight robbery in Battambang city on Friday. The owner said that the suspect came to exchange money at his shop and while he was changing her money, the woman snatched his bag of gold and escaped with a motodop. Police are still investigating the crime but said that the motodop is a friend of the suspect, and the two had planned the robbery in advance. 

Drunken beating leads to three arrests
THREE men were arrested after beating a victim in Kandal’s Ang Snuol district on Saturday. Police said that the suspects were drinking alcohol outside of the victim’s house and disturbed him. The victim started shouting at them to drink elsewhere, which angered the suspects. They then threw rocks, attacked the victim and escaped, but police managed to apprehend them after the family reported the crime, and the suspects have been sent to court.

Factory lorry kills man and injures woman
A 32-YEAR-OLD man was killed after a lorry crashed into him and his girlfriend in Kampong Speu’s Samrong Tong district on Monday. Police said the man died immediately while his girlfriend was seriously injured, as the two were driving to work. A lorry carrying factory workers crashed into them and the two were sent to hospital, while the lorry driver escaped.

Frustrated teenager takes his own life
A 16-YEAR-OLD boy hanged himself after an argument with his sister in Pursat’s Krakor district on Sunday. The victim’s sister said that she had forbid her brother from going for a walk and he became angry and refused to go to school. Their mother became upset and the sister scolded the brother, who disappeared. On Sunday, as the victim’s sister walked through a field she found him hanging from a tree.



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