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Police Blotter: 19 Dec 2011

Police Blotter: 19 Dec 2011

Fight over girl leaves nine men in hospital
Nine men were seriously injured after a fight over a girl on Friday in Banteay Meanchey’s Preah Netr Preah district. The girl showed up with a new boyfriend in a group of seven at the same restaurant where her ex-boyfriend was eating with a group of four other men. Sparked by jealousy, the groups began to brawl, using rocks and bottles as weapons. Nine men were taken to hospital for treatment, and the three men left uninjured were arrested by police. Witnesses expressed regret that the men had let matters escalate so far over a girl. KAMPUCHEA THMEI

Sticks and stones: Man arrested in rock attack
A 19-year-old man was arrested for drunkenly attacking the driver of a car with rocks. The victim had pulled over to the side of the road for a break while driving to Stung Treng’s Siem Bok district when he was attacked by four men with rocks. He sustained injuries to his head and is being treated in hospital. Police were able to arrest only one suspect. The suspect said the attack was random and fueled by alcohol. RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

Man stabbed in bar as terrified patrons watch
A 25-year-old man nearly died after being stabbed three times in Phnom Penh’s Kampong Speu district on Friday. He had been drinking in a bar with a friend when he was approached by a man with a large knife. Witnesses were too terrified to come to his aid, but called the police. Police are looking for suspects. NOKOR WAT

Alleged teen burglars nabbed in B Meanchey
Two men, aged 18 and 19, were arrested for burglarizing a home on Friday in Banteay Meanchey’s Thmar Puok district. The victim had returned home from work to find his door and windows open and his belongings out of order. His laptop computer and more than US$100 were stolen. The police arrested the two suspects, only one of whom has admitted to the crime. NOKOR WAT

Ex-con faces potential return over rape charge
AN ex-con was arrested for raping a female acquaintance on Friday in Siem Reap town.  Police said the 30-year-old man invited the woman out for dessert and attacked her afterward. The man was previously imprisoned on charges of robbery. KAMPUCHEA THMEI

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