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Police Blotter: 17 June 2013

Workers beat drinking pal with farm tools
Two plantation workers were arrested for sowing discord on Friday. According to police, the three men had gathered at the plantation to drink for a few hours. However, an argument eventually broke out, prompting two of the men to beat their drinking chum unconcious with hoes. The victim was hospitalised, and the suspects fled, only to be arrested the same day. Police said the two confessed, saying that they were too drunk to control themselves.  Nokorwat

Farmer busted for her lucrative side-job
A 31-year-old farm caretaker was taken care of by authorities on Friday after she was accused of stealing and selling from her employer. Police said that a police official hired the woman and her husband to look after his plantation. After two months, however, the couple had allegedly sold the property owner’s car battery and lawn mower, among other things. The woman was arrested, though her husband managed to escape.  Nokorwat

Husband angers wife, gets cleaver to head
Bakan district police in Pursat are on the lookout for a 44-year-old woman who allegedly attacked her drunken husband with a cleaver on Friday. According to police, the husband, 49, was a habitual drinker, and often picked fights with his wife. One night he came home, loudly complaining about his spouse. Unable to sleep, the spouse in question allegedly grabbed a cleaver and hacked him on the head and shoulder. The man was hospitalised, and his wife is still at large.   NOKORWAT

Cops catch extraordinary burgler red-handed
Police on Thursday arrested an alleged notorious thief thought to have stolen more than $60,000 of valuable items in Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district. Police said that at least 10 families had filed complaints against the man. Police investigated the matter, and then caught the man red-handed as he was stealing 13 pieces of zinc. They said the suspect confessed to the accusations, and was swiftly sent to court.  Kampuchea thmey

Nothing says romance like a tandem arrest
Police arrested a 26-year-old man and his date on Friday for allegedly picking  her up on a stolen motorbike. According to police, the man had hired a motodop, then led him to a secluded place. Once alone, the man allegedly pulled a gun, and made off with the bike. Police apprehended the suspect a few hours later with his lady friend. The bike was returned, and the pair was sent to court. Koh santepheap

Translated by Phak Seangly

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