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Police Blotter: 26 June 2012

Police Blotter: 26 June 2012

Man killed by ‘friend’ in booze-fuelled row
A pair of friends turned against each other after a drinking session, and one killed the other on Friday in Phnom Penh’s Chamkarmon district. Police said a quarrel broke out during the drinking, and the suspect hacked the victim with a knife. Panicked bystanders called police. The suspects and his other friends escaped the scene and police sent the 54-year-old victim to hospital, where the man later died. Police are investigating the case. Kampuchea Thmey

Shoplifter nabbed selling stolen goods
A 32-year-old man broke into a shop in Pursat province’s Bakan district on Saturday, but was arrested when he tried to sell the loot at the local market. The shop owner was astonished to find her shop stripped bare and filed a complaint with police. Police then spotted a man selling the goods at a local market. The suspect was arrested and confessed. He said he broke into the shop with his accomplice when it was dark and no one was guarding it. Police sent the man to court and are looking for his accomplice. Koh Santepheap

Robber kills cowherd protecting his herd
A 28-year-old man killed a cowherd in an attempted cattle rustling on Friday in Battambang’s Thma Koul district. Police said the murderer tried to rob the cowherd of his seven cows, but the victim didn’t surrender. The victim then dragged the robber and tried to arrest him, when the suspect stabbed him to death. The suspect attempted to escape, but police arrived on time to catch him. Police sent the man to court. Deum Apil

Big score for faceless purse snatcher
A 17-year-old girl had her purse snatched with nearly $400 in it on Saturday in Banteay Meanchey’s Poipet district. She said her mother gave her the money to exchange. On her way she found a strange man following her and shouted for help. But no one helped, and the man snatched her bag. She didn’t see the face of the robber, as he was wearing a helmet and mask. Deum Apil

No relief for victim in motorcycle robbery
Police arrested a motorcycle robbery suspect during a patrol in Phnom Penh’s Chamkarmon district yesterday. Police said when they patrolled the area at night, they found the man who was known to be the suspect who robbed a student’s motorcycle last week. Police chased him and caught the suspect. The man confessed to the crime, but he had already sold the stolen motorcycle. Police sent him to court. Koh Santepheap

Translated by Sen David

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