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Police Blotter: 17 Oct 2011

Trio of robbers nabbed  over seaside attack
A BEACHSIDE robbery led to the arrest of three men in Sihanoukville town on Friday. Police said the three suspects beat a man with stones and pieces of wood after threatening him and his girlfriend with a knife. The suspects made off with two cell phones and US$80, but were soon caught by police after the suspect filed a complaint. The suspects were sent to jail and are awaiting trial.

Women detained after raid on ‘brothel’
POLICE briefly detained a dozen women and arrested one following a raid on an alleged brothel in Phnom Penh’s Chamkarmon district on Friday. Police said that the 39-year-old woman who was apprehended ran the brothel, which she claimed was used exclusively as a massage parlour. The 12 women who worked at the establishment were detained by police but later released after receiving warnings. Police said that several condoms were removed as evidence from the alleged brothel, while the suspect was awaiting trial.

Gamblers agree to stop playing card games
POLICE arrested seven men on Saturday who are suspected of involvement in illegal gambling in Kampong Cham province’s Kampong Cham district. Police said the suspects never worked, but rather spent most days playing card games. The seven suspects were released from custody after reaching an agreement with police to refrain from gambling in the future.

Man has motorbike stolen by ‘friend’
A SUSPECTED motorbike thief was arrested and jailed on Friday night in Takeo province’s Bati district. Police said the suspect had borrowed a motorbike from his friend in order to purchase rice wine but subsequently failed to return. A friend of the victim then alerted police, who tracked down the suspect and made the arrest. The motorbike was returned to its rightful owner, while the suspect is awaiting trial.

Purse-snatching leads to chase, accident
A GERMAN woman was robbed of her purse by two men before it was returned to her by police in the capital’s Chamkarmon district on Friday. An eyewitness said that the 25-year-old victim was riding her bicycle when two men approached her on a motorbike and snatched her purse. A police officer in the vicinity gave chase to the suspects, but fell off his motorbike after one of the suspects threw the purse at his face. The suspects escaped, but the purse was retrieved and returned to the victim.



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