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Police Blotter: 21 Dec 2012

Choppy friendship ends with trip to hospital
As is often the case, wine and weapons did not mix well when a boozed-up chat turned into an axe attack in Koh Kong’s Botum Sakor district on Tuesday. Police said a 30-year-old man was drinking with his friend when they got into an argument that quickly turned to blows. Unfortunately for the man’s friend, it turned out the suspect happened to have an axe on hand, which he used to seriously injure the other man. Neighbours took the friend to the hospital and police sent the suspect to court. Koh Santepheap

Task Force Motodop: keeping the streets safe
A woman on her way to a wedding party in Phnom Penh’s Por Sen Chey district was prepared to give a gift to the newlyweds but was less willing to part with her purse en route. Unfortunately, the two men following her took it anyway and were making their escape when nearby motodops, along with police, teamed up to catch them. The crooks said it was not their first time snatching a stranger’s bag, and police sent them to court. Kampuchea Thmey

Man asks to borrow cup, threatens to spill blood
A 29-year-old man was arrested in Phnom Penh’s Chamkarmon district on Monday after he threatened to kill a man who refused to lend him a drinking glass. Police said that the suspect had already quenched his thirst with copious amounts of booze when he knocked on the victim’s door and asked for the favour. When entry was refused, the intoxicated caller grew indignant and threatened the door-opener with bodily harm. The latter filed a complaint with police, who detained the suspect for questioning. Rasmey Kampuchea

Illegal fisherman netted in Stung Treng sting
The Stung Treng provincial court on Monday charged a fisherman with using illegal fishing equipment to increase his fish yields. After other fishermen in the province’s Sesan district complained that more than the man’s catches smelled fishy, police netted the man on Sunday while he was going about his illegal netting. Koh Santepheap

Cops catch up to posse of home-invading crooks
Three men were arrested on Tuesday for breaking into a family’s house in Kampong Speu’s Phnom Sruoch district and making off with the family’s money. Police said that on the day of the incident, the husband had left do to farm work and the wife remained at home alone when the men broke in and demanded that she hand over the money. When she refused, they beat her until she passed out and made off with the cash. Rasmey Kampuchea


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