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Police Blotter: 30 Nov 2012

Police Blotter: 30 Nov 2012

Drinking buddies become moto thieves
Four teenagers were arrested on Wednesday after they and three other men allegedly stole a motorbike from four men in Kandal’s Takhmao town. Police said that the suspects shared a drink with their victims on Tuesday and then followed them home. The four were less happy to see them the second time, especially when the youngsters attacked them with rocks and wooden sticks and left them bike-less. The victims reported the theft to police, who are searching for the three attackers still on the run. Nokorwat

Wedding booze leads bunch to bash guests
An occasion of joy transformed into a brawl while wedding guests looked on in Stung Treng’s Siem Bok district on Tuesday. Police said that after celebrating a couple’s nuptials with a good helping of beer, five young men got into an argument with two other wedding guests. Soon, the quaffing quintet decided to hammer home their point by beating the duo with plastic chairs and wooden sticks. The men on the receiving end of the attack filed a complaint the next day with police, who arrested the five suspects and send them to court. Nokorwat

One motorbike robber nabbed, one on the run
One of two men involved in a motorbike robbery in Phnom Penh’s Tuol Kork district was arrested on Wednesday. Police said the 24-year-old suspect and his companion broke into a man’s home and were walking away with the bike when police patrolling the area spotted them. One man managed to escape, and police took the other in for questioning. He confessed to trying to steal the bike and to having stolen others in the past. Police sent him to court. Kampuchea Thmey

Police find two women carrying packet of meth
Police in Phnom Penh’s Daun Penh district arrested two 41-year-old women suspected of drug trafficking on Tuesday night. Police spotted the women in a dark corner and after searching them, found a small package of meth. They arrested the women, who claimed they were hired to distribute the stuff by a man whose identity they did not know. Police seized a mobile phone and more than $10 from the suspects, sent them to court and are searching for others involved. Rasmey Kampuchea

Mentally ill man killed instantly in hit-and-run
A 30-year-old mentally ill man was killed by a speeding car on Tuesday in Preah Sihanouk’s Prey Nop district. Police said the man was a migrant whose habit was to roam around the district. On the day of the incident, the man was walking on a national road when a Camry hit him from behind, killing him instantly. The driver escaped on a moto-taxi, leaving his car, which police seized. Rasmey Kampuchea

Translated by Phak Seangly