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Police Blotter: 27 Dec 2010

Restaurant boss serves customer a beating
A 43-year-old Chinese restaurant owner was arrested in Daun Penh district on Wednesday, accused of seriously injuring a Singaporean customer. Police said a dispute broke out after a security guard at the restaurant accidentally damaged the victim’s motorbike. The guard allegedly agreed to pay US$20 for the damage but failed to return to the restaurant after telling the victim that he needed to go home and collect the money. When the victim complained to the owner of the restaurant, the owner allegedly refused to pay for the damage and instead attacked the victim, leaving him with serious head injuries.

Arrest is made over stabbing of jealous lover
A 25-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday after allegedly stabbing the jealous boyfriend of a girl he had been flirting with in Battambang province’s Banan district. Police said the 27-year-old victim, who was seriously injured, had confronted the suspect after a ceremony at a pagoda, and accused him of flirting with his girlfriend. The victim and his friends allegedly punched the suspect in the head twice before he retaliated by stabbing the victim in the stomach and fleeing the scene. Police said the suspect, who was arrested after the victim’s family filed a complaint, was sent to the provincial court after confessing to the attack.

Drunk man’s motorbike stolen from under him
A 23-year-old man was arrested in Kratie province on Thursday after allegedly stealing a motorbike out from under a drunken man who was sleeping with his leg flung over the vehicle after his wife locked him out of their house in Stung Treng province’s Stung Treng town. Police said the suspect had stolen the motorbike in the early hours of Wednesday morning before driving it to Kratie province, where he attempted to sell it before he was picked up by police.

Two children killed as truck smashes tractor
A 3-month-old girl and 5-year-old boy were killed and 14 people were injured after a truck crashed into a home-made tractor carrying 16 people in Battambang province’s Thma Koul district on Thursday. An eyewitness said the truck, which was transporting poultry, back ended the tractor at high speed before running off the road and into a wall. The truck driver was apparently unharmed and fled the scene.



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