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Police Blotter: 24 Dec 2012

Moto owner unwittingly gives muggers a leg up
A 24-year-old woman in Kampong Cham town lost not only her motorcycle but also a full tank of gas on Friday. Police said that while the victim was fueling up, the suspect crept behind her with a knife and threatened her. After stabbing her and forcing her to give up her vehicle, he zoomed away on the full tank and was able to evade police. The victim was sent to the hospital, and police are looking for the gas-grabbing moto mugger. Kampuchea Thmey

Man sent to court after tantrum turns troubling
A 21-year-old man probably did not convince his mother that he was ready to drink responsibly when he chose to beat her up on Saturday. Police in Takeo’s Tram Kak district said that the young man was disappointed when his mum refused to provide him with money to buy wine, saying she did not want him to go out and get drunk every day. The son promptly set to beating her until a neighbour called police, who sent the kid to court. Koh Santepheap

Dangerous duo busted trying to dodge gun rap
Two men were arrested after they tried to shove their way out of a shooting charge. Police patrolling the area saw the two iffy-looking individuals aboard a moto and asked them to stop. They found one of them illegally carring a gun that they suspected the men had been using illegally. The pair tried to push the patrollers away and escape, but the police, put out by such rude behaviour, arrested them and sent them to court. Kampuchea Thmey

Long-running search finally yields one arrest
After a lengthy quest in search of a local dope den, police arrested a 32-year-old woman for drug trafficking in Kampot’s Angkor Chey district on Sunday and seized one package of illegal drugs. Police said they had been following the woman for a long time but did not have enough evidence to arrest her until neighbours complained, telling them tales of her drug sales. Following the neighbours’ guidance, police followed the trail of drug crumbs straight to the alleged dealer’s door and sent her to court. Koh Santepheap

Trash-talkers smarting after wild Friday brawl
Contrary to the old chestnut about sticks and stones, a group of gangsters in Phnom Penh’s Prampi Makara district on Friday set about proving that words can spark a good deal of bone-breaking. Police said that the five hooligans’ exchange of grumpy greetings quickly descended into an all-out war that left two of them badly injured. The market’s security called over police, who sent the troublemakers to court. Rasmey Kampuchea


To contact the reporter on this story: Sen David at david.sen@phnompenhpost.com

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