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Police Blotter: 17 Jan 2011

Man sent to court for beating father-in-law
A 25-year-old man was arrested after he allegedly beat his father-in-law unconscious with a wooden bat in Battambang province’s Battambang town on Friday. The suspect’s wife said her husband was an alcoholic and that she had been afraid to go home on Friday because she thought her husband would beat her. She said her husband had warned her that if she didn’t come home he would beat her father instead, a threat she had thought was empty. But when the suspect’s wife finally did return home, she found her father unconscious, she said. The suspect has been sent to court to face charges, police said.

‘Gangsters’ nabbed after street rumble
Police apprehended a group of “gangster” high school students after a street fight in Phnom Penh’s Prampi Makara district on Saturday. Police said no one had been injured in the brawl, but some property including a car and a motorbike were damaged. The gangsters involved “always make headaches” for law enforcement officials in the district, police said.

Two men arrested for attacking party guest
Two men have been arrested on accusations they beat a man and nearly killed him after a party in Phnom Penh’s Dangkor district on Friday. The suspects allegedly told police that they “hated” the victim, but declined to say why. The victim said he had not had “any words of conflict” with the suspects. Police said the suspects, who were apprehended and handed over to police by witnesses of the attack, had been sent to the municipal court to face charges.

Three detained after snatching necklace
Police have arrested three men accused of snatching a necklace from a woman in Phnom Penh’s Chamkarmon district on Friday. The victim said four men on two motorbikes were involved in the robbery. Following the incident, police immediately closed off the street and arrested three men. The necklace was returned to the victim and the three suspects were sent to court, police said.

Burglar busted during home robbery attempt
A 19-year-old man was arrested in Preah Sihanouk province on Friday after allegedly attempting to rob a home whose owners were away on holiday. Police said the suspect was arrested after an official on patrol in the area saw him trying to break down the door of the residence. Police said the suspect was sent to court after he admitted his guilt and said it was not the first time he had robbed a house.



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