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Police Blotter: 2 Apr 2013

Police Blotter: 2 Apr 2013

In savage garden, man finds painful array of hits
An 18-year-old student in Kampong Speu town says he had no prior knowledge of the three gangsters who administered a severe beating to him on Friday. The victim told police he was just sitting in his garden when the trio arrived, sword and wooden sticks in hand, to pummel him. He managed to escape with only slight injuries and ran to the police station for help. But police said that when the three thugs saw them approaching, they took off. Police are now searching for them. Rasmey Kampuchea

On the road and off their faces, duo fires into air
Police in Phnom Penh’s Prampi Makara district are searching for two men who recently forgot that firearms and wine-fuelled freewheeling behind the wheel shouldn’t mix. Cops said they became aware of the pair’s rampage when they heard four gunshots and learned from concerned observers that they had seen the two driving down the road, apparently intoxicated, and firing shots into the air. No one had seen the suspects’ faces, but police are investigating. Koh Santepheap

Phone thief cut off as residents answer call
A woman in Phnom Penh’s Chamkarmon district is lucky to still have her phone after she absentmindedly left it on top of her motorcycle on Tuesday. Police said two men noticed the forgotten phone and attempted to steal it but were spotted in time by local residents, who managed to catch one of them and hand him over to police. Cops sent him to court and now are looking for his escaped associate. Rasmey Kampuchea  

Four of a kind arrested, other jokers still in wild
Four unlucky gamblers in Kampong Cham town lost out on Saturday when police raided their game and arrested them. Following up on a neighbour’s complaint, police arrived at the site of the alleged gambling to find several people playing cards, but all except for two men and two women were able to escape. Cops sent the four arrestees to court. Kampuchea Thmey

Two robbers caught in act, ordered to court
Four men who went after a victim’s possessions in Svay Rieng town found police after them during a failed robbery attempt on Saturday. Police said the four suspects had entered a house armed with a gun and were poking around for items to steal when cops patrolling the area noticed the break-in. The suspects, in turn, noticed the police, who arrested two of them, while the other two managed to escape. Police are on the lookout for them. Deum Ampil

Translated by Sen David

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