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Police Blotter: 18 Jul 2012

Police Blotter: 18 Jul 2012

Drunken realisation leads to boozy brawl
A booze-fuelled attack erupted in Phnom Penh’s Tuol Kork district on Sunday between five men after two friends realised they were besotted with the same woman. Three men, aged 20, 17 and 28, allegedly turned on the other two men, aged 18 and 20, belting them with wooden sticks until police intervened. While the 17-year-old and 28-year-old were arrested and sent to court, the other suspect fled and remains at large. Kampuchea Thmey

Man has destructive fit, is hauled off by cops
A 30-year-old man went on a rampage on Saturday in Siem Reap, destroying plates, furniture and other property in his home and trying to set himself on fire. Locals in his village reported the incident to military police, who later pinned him to the ground when he tried to escape. According to the Siem Reap military police, the man had caused problems before. As he was arrested and escorted away, the villagers broke out in applause. Kampuchea Thmey

Man ambushed on moto on his way back to bar
Police are searching for five men who blocked off and whacked with their belts a 30-year-old man riding home by motorbike on Friday night in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district. Police said the man had been drinking at a bar and had taken his younger sister home on his motorbike. Upon his return to the bar, he was attacked and knocked unconscious. The suspects escaped and the victim was hospitalised. According to the victim, the attackers were fellow villagers with whom he had often argued. Koh Santepheap

Drinking buddies ask for ride, steal moto
A 26-year-old man was arrested on Sunday after allegedly robbing a man on a motorbike on Saturday in Battambang’s Sampovlounn district. According to police, three suspects, aged 22, 23 and 26, drank alcohol with the victim and asked for a ride home on his motorbike, later stealing his mobile phone, money and the motorbike. He reported the crime immediately to police, who the next day arrested the 26-year-old suspect harbouring the motorbike. The bike was returned and the suspect was sent to court on Monday. Nokorwat

Two-timing husband threatens to kill wife
A 34-year-old woman claimed her cheating, drug-addicted 36-year-old husband attacked and threatened to kill her in Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district on Monday. The woman filed the complaint with police, saying he often picked fights with her and did not care for their three children. Upon finding out about the complaint, the husband fled, and is still at large. Nokorwat

Translated by Phak Seangly

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