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Police Blotter: 19 Mar 2012

Police Blotter: 19 Mar 2012

Drunken men start brawl, attempt robbery
Police in Kampong Thom’s Stung Sen district arrested two men on Thursday following a street brawl the previous night, which left two others injured. Police said the pair, 22 and 25, took a motorbike, knocked it into the road and fought with the owners before fleeing the scene. After their arrest, the men confessed to the accusations against them, claiming they had reacted in response to the drunken behaviour and dangerous driving of the alleged victims. Kampuchea Thmey

Traffic accident results in man losing hand
A man lost his hand on Friday in a traffic accident in Kampong Thom’s Baray district. An overtaking lorry collided with an oncoming motorbike with two passengers. Both men, 22 and 32, sustained serious head and shoulder injuries. Police are searching for the driver of the lorry, who abandoned his vehicle at the crash site. Kampuchea Thmey

Couple beaten with sticks and robbed
A romatic evening ended in violence on Saturday after two men assaulted and robbed a couple in the capital’s Por Sen Chey district. A 25-year-old student was badly wounded and his 24-year-old girlfriend sustained minor injuries when they were attacked with wooden sticks in a secluded area of the city. The assailants took off on the victim’s motorbike. Police searching for the suspects said this is not the first time they have committed the same offence. Koh Santepheap

Botched robbery leads to arrest in Poipet
A 24-year-old was detained after mugging a 55-year-old vendor in Banteay Meanchey’s Poipet town on Saturday. According to police sources, the accused and an accomplice noticed the vendor asleep at his stall and snatched his money bag before trying to make their escape by motorbike. In their haste, they were involved in a collision. Villagers detained one and turned him over to police, but the other evaded capture. Nokorwat

Military police arrest alleged clothes thieves
Three men were apprehended by military police on Thursday on suspicion of stealing clothes from a garment factory in Kandal province’s Ang Snuol district. They are three of seven men accused of scaling the factory fence to pilfer four sacks of clothing early on Tuesday. The crime had been reported by a senior factory administrator and a complaint was filed with the military police. The suspects have been sent to the provincial court. Kampuchea Thmey

Translated by Phak Seangly