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Police Blotter: 17 Nov 2011

Police Blotter: 17 Nov 2011

•Young man murdered for stepping on leg
Four men were arrested on Monday for allegedly stabbing a 21-year-old man to death in Prey Veng province’s Prey Veng district. Police said that during a village party, the victim accidentally stepped on one of the suspects’ legs while they were dancing. When the party was over, the four suspects allegedly stabbed the victim to death. The suspects were arrested at the scene and sent to jail, where they now await trial.
RASMEI KAMPUCHEA

•Illegal timber seized, suspect still at large
Several pieces of illegally cut timber were confiscated from a residence in Kandal province’s Takhmao district on Monday. Police said they were given information about the illegal timber after an investigation was carried out by an undercover officer. The owner of the house where the timber was being kept fled the scene as police approached his residence in order to make an arrest. The suspect remains at large and police have launched an investigation.
NOKOR WAT

•Moto thief detained after being hit by bus
An alleged motorbike thief was jailed on Monday in the capital’s Sen Sok district. The 46-year-old suspect is accused of breaking into a residence and stealing a motorbike. However, police said after the suspect left the scene he was hit by a bus. Police arrested the suspect at the hospital and the motorbike, although damaged, was returned to the victim of the robbery.
KAMPUCHEA THMEY

•Inappropriate groper arrested by police
Police have arrested a man accused of groping a woman inappropriately in public on Monday in Phnom Penh’s Dangkor district. Witnesses said the 27-year-old suspect grabbed the victim several times as he walked past her. The suspect then attempted to beat the victim after she insulted him. Residents in the area intervened, preventing the suspect from striking the victim, and detained him until police arrived. The suspect was arrested and awaits trial.
NOKOR WAT

•Lottery-playing pair win re-education prize
An illegal lottery landed two men in the custody of police in Kampot province’s Kampot district on Monday. Police said the lottery was banned by Prime Minister Hun Sen and they had warned the suspects several times against playing. The arrests were made while the suspects played the game in public. The suspects, both 40 years old, were sent to the police station for reeducation. 
KOH SANTEPHEAP

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