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Police Blotter: 2 Feb 2012

Police Blotter: 2 Feb 2012

Police get their man – 12 years after robbery
A 31-year-old man was arrested on Monday for a robbery he allegedly committed 12 years ago in Kandal’s Sa’ang district. Police said that in 2000, he had shot a couple, leaving them seriously injured, and robbed them of their motorcycle and money. His accomplice had been arrested that same year. Police picked him up at his home.  Koh Santepheap

Drunken teen takes an axe to stepfather
A young man was arrested for hacking his stepfather nearly to death in Battambang town on Tuesday. Police said the 18-year-old had been drinking with a friend, and later argued with people in his house, fighting and flinging things. When his stepfather scolded him, he grabbed an axe and began attacking the older man. Neighbours rushed the stepfather to hospital.  Kampuchea Thmey

Man loses cash, ring and phone at gunpoint
Two men are at large after robbing a 54-year-old man while he was driving home on Tuesday in Kampot town. Police said the victim was riding his motorcycle when two men threatened him with a gun and took his ring, mobile phone and nearly US$500.  Kampuchea Thmey

Mechanic busted for making off with car
A man was arrested in Battambang town on Monday for selling a car he was supposed to be repairing. Police said the suspect was a worker in a garage. He asked the owner to leave the car in the garage overnight and to give him the key so he could carry out the repairs. The next day, the car was missing from the garage. When arrested, the suspect admitted having sold the car for US$4,000. Rasmey Kampuchea

Ill construction worker falls at building site
A construction worker has been hospitalised with back and head injuries after falling from a building in the capital’s Tuol Kork district on Tuesday. Police said the man, 18, had fallen from the second floor while working. According to a colleague, the man had looked ill beforehand, but had insisted on working. Koh Santepheap

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