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Police Blotter: 27 Oct 2011

Diamonds not always a girl’s best friend
A diamond necklace was snatched from a woman’s neck while she was riding her motorbike in Phnom Penh’s Toul Kork district on Tuesday. The victim, 50, said two men had driven next to her and the passenger ripped the necklace from her neck, causing her to crash. The suspects fled the scene and remain at large. The victim, who was hospitalised, said the necklace was worth more than US$1,000. Police said they were searching for the suspects.

Boozy brawl leaves ‘gangsters’ in hospital
A BOOZE-FUELLED gang fight left two men seriously injured on Tuesday night in the capital’s Prampi Makara district. Witnesses said two groups of “gangsters” had been drinking wine when they got into a violent argument. The men allegedly battled one another with swords and stones before fleeing the scene when police arrived. The two men injured in the brawl were hospitalised.

Moto thief drinks up profits before arrest
POLICE yesterday arrested a 22-year-old man accused of stealing a motorbike on Monday afternoon in Phnom Penh’s Russei Keo district. The victim of the theft said he locked his bike outside his house while he was home for lunch, but when he went to leave, the bike had been stolen. When police apprehended the suspect, he allegedly admitted to the theft, but said he had sold the motorbike. He said he had already spent all the money drinking and gambling. The suspect is awaits trial.

Three flee as police topple house of cards
A RAID on a house used for an illegal gambling ring resulted in the arrest of three men on Tuesday in Battambang province’s Ek Phnom. Police said several men fled the scene during the raid, but one of the three suspects is the owner of the house and the alleged leader of the gambling ring. Neighbours in the area said the men who frequented the house were addicted to gambling and played cards all day. The  suspects will be sent to court.

Yama bust sees quartet arrested  in Battambang
FOUR men were arrested in connection to drug use and trafficking at a guesthouse on Monday in Battambang province’s Ratanak Mondol district. Police said that the day before the raid, they had staked out the guesthouse and confirmed drug trafficking was taking place in the room. During the raid, police confiscated an undisclosed amount of yama and arrested the four suspects, who now await trial.



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