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Police Blotter: 28 Mar 2011

Former military police officer steals taxi
Banteay Meanchey provincial military police on Friday arrested a 28-year-old man on suspicion of stealing a taxi from Kampong Speu province. Police said that a taxi driver parked his car in front of a food shop to have breakfast on Friday. The suspect, identified as a former military police officer in Kampong Speu province, drove off in the taxi as the owner was eating breakfast and fled to Banteay Meanchey province, police said. He was arrested there by military police while attempting to sell the car.

Food vendor accused of robbing soldier
A 27-year-old food vendor from Phnom Penh was arrested after being accused of stealing property and a gun from her boyfriend, a Royal Cambodian Armed Forces soldier, last week in Oddar Meanchey province’s Anlong Veng district. Police said the boyfriend, a 49-year-old soldier, spent a night with the woman at a guest house, after which she stole US$180 in cash, a mobile phone and a K54 handgun and turned the items over to a suspected accomplice. Police sent the suspect to provincial court and are looking for her accomplice, who remains at large.

Laptop lending ends in severe injuries
A 20-year-old university student was arrested on Thursday after an argument she had the day before with a fellow student ended in violence in Phnom Penh’s Tuol Kork district. According to police, the suspect borrowed her friend’s laptop and returned it the same day. However, when the friend tried to turn it on, she found that it didn’t work and attacked the suspect with a knife. A struggle ensued, and the owner of the laptop was injured. The suspect fled but was arrested the next day. Police are preparing documents to send her to Phnom Penh Municipal Court.



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