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Police Blotter: 16 Nov 2011

Motorbike thief nabbed after crash
An alleged thief was arrested in Kampong Chhnang province’s Samaki Meanchey district on Monday after crashing a moto he stole from the capital’s Sen Sok district earlier in the day. Police said the suspect, 46, stole the bike from a residence before driving to Kampong Chhnang, where he crashed and became unconscious. The suspect went to the police station later in the day because police had confiscated the bike after the accident. Police realized the bike was stolen and arrested the suspect upon his arrival.

Man attacks, beats friend out of jealousy
A jealousy-fuelled fight left one man hospitalised, while his friend was arrested for attacking him on Sunday night in Stung Treng province’s Stung Treng district. Police said the two friends were drinking together when the 21-year-old victim began to flirt with the suspect’s wife. The victim insulted the suspect and claimed he was in love with his wife. The suspect then attacked the victim and beat him severely, before he was arrested by police.

Alert coffee-shop employee saves day
Police arrested a 20-year-old man in connection to stealing a moto on Sunday in the capital’s Daun Penh district. Police said the moto was parked in front of a coffee shop while the owner had drinks with his friends. The suspect allegedly attempted to make away with the bike, but was caught by an employee at the coffee shop, who shouted for help. Police in the area immediately arrested the suspect, who awaits trial. The motorbike was returned to the owner.

Guesthouse owner dobs in drug users
Drug use at a guesthouse led to the arrest of two men and one woman on Sunday night in Banteay Meanchey province’s Banteay Meanchey district. Police said they were tipped off by the guesthouse owner that the three individuals were using drugs in their rooms. After the arrests, the suspects allegedly confessed to the drug use and are being detained until their trial.

Moto thieves unlucky second time around
Two men were jailed after allegedly breaking into a residence in the capital’s Daun Penh district and attempting to steal three motorbikes. Police said the suspects broke the door to the house while the residents were away and stole one motorbike. When the suspects returned to the house and attempted to steal the remaining two motorbikes, they were arrested. The motorbikes were returned and the suspects await trial.



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