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Police Blotter: 4 Jan 2013

Brother rings in 2013 on his own brother’s head
Being seriously injured by his brother probably wasn’t among the New Year’s resol-utions of a 32-year-old man in Siem Reap province. Police said the fractious siblings, having drunk deeply at a New Year’s Eve party from something other than a cup of kindness, got into a bitter argument within the first few hours of 2013. Upon returning home, words turned to blows, leaving one brother seriously injured. The other fled. Kampuchea Thmey

Arrest totally ruins day of thriving drug dealer
Tuesday was just a nice, quiet day of drug distribution for a 28-year-old man in Phnom Penh’s Chamkarmon district — until police seized the day and apprehended the dealer. Cops said they noticed the man, who they’d suspected for a while, driving by on a moto and invited him to stop. The suspect declined the invitation, instead speeding up, but police caught him anyway and seized 16 packages of drugs. The man admitted to dealing, and in return, police dealt him a visit to court. Rasmey Kampuchea

Sleeping tuk-tuk driver beaten by masked man         

I could have been worse for a 30-year-old tuk-tuk driver in Phnom Penh’s Daun Penh district on Tuesday. The masked man who approached him as he slept in his tuk-tuk could have shot him with his gun instead of using the weapon to beat him up. Still, things also could have ended a lot better for the victim, who had to be sent to hospital. Police, who said they had no idea about the reasons for the unconventional crime, are searching for the masked gun-bearer. Deum Ampil

Driver of luxury vehicle slams into pedestrian
Driving a fancy car in Kampot town came at a high cost for not only its owner but also a man the car collided with on Tuesday. Police said the 24-year-old victim was seriously injured when the speeding luxury vehicle ran into him, and he almost died before he was fortunately rushed to hospital in time. Police quickly arrived on the scene, but were too late to arrest the driver, who had promptly floored it in his hot ride. Police are searching for him. Rasmey Kampuchea

Drive-by thieves target elderly woman on bike
An old woman was seriously injured after she lost her necklace and her balance in Phnom Penh’s Prampi Makara district on Tuesday. Police said the woman was riding behind her daughter on a motorcycle when a man drove by and snatched her necklace, causing her to fall off the back of the bike. Police sent her to hospital and are searching for the thief. Koh Santepheap  

Translated by Sen David
 

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