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Police Blotter: 30 May 2012

Police Blotter: 30 May 2012

Trio beaten after fun night out turns violent
Three men were beaten unconscious and shocked with electric batons on Saturday night after they were allegedly attacked by the staff at a night club in the capital’s Chamkarmon district. One of the victims said they went to the night club to dance and had an argument with one of the customers who happened to be friends with the staff. He said the staff then threatened them with a gun before beating them. The victims were hospitalised and their families said they intended to press charges against the attackers. Nokor Wat

Tractor accident leaves 4-year-old girl dead
A toddler died after she was accidentally run over by a tractor driven by her cousin on Saturday in Kampong Chhnang’s Boribor district. Police said the 4-year-old girl was riding on the back of a tractor transporting sand down an uneven road, when she fell off and was run over. She was taken to a nearby health clinic and then transported to the provincial hospital, where she died shortly after her arrival. Koh Santepheap

Fleeing thief returns, nabbed by authorities
A teenager was arrested on Sunday in Siem Reap town after allegedly stealing his former roommate’s motorbike nearly two months ago. Police said the suspect stole the motorbike while his roommate was sleeping in late March and fled to Oddar Meanchey province. However, the alleged thief returned to Siem Reap with the motorbike on Sunday and was arrested by police. The motorbike was returned to its rightful owner. Kampuchea Thmey

Teen robbers caught ‘red-handed’, detained
A duo accused of burglary in the capital’s Tuol Kork district was arrested after attempting to steal property from the room of a university student on Monday. Police said the two suspects, ages 18 and 20, broke into the student’s room and attempted to make off with a laptop and several items, but were caught when the student returned home. The suspects fled, but were arrested by police who were patrolling the area. Police said the suspects confessed to the robbery and were sent to court. Kampuchea Thmey

Man returns home to find, catch house thief
A resident of Phnom Penh’s Tuol Kork district returned home on Monday afternoon to find a 35-year-old man robbing his house. Police said the suspect, who was recently released from prison, was arrested after the homeowner detained him until police could arrive on the scene. Kampuchea Thmey

Translated by Phak Seangly

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