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Police Blotter: 5 Apr 2012

Police Blotter: 5 Apr 2012

Arrest for Buddhist ceremony stabbing
Police have made one arrest after the murder of a 33-year-old man at a Buddhist ceremony on Monday in Prey Veng’s Kamchey Mea district. The man and six accomplices are accused of stabbing the man to death and severely wounding a 37-year-old man after an argument at the event. Police are searching for the remaining suspects. Nokorwat

After firing, workers rampage in B’bang
Construction workers reacted violently after they were dismissed from their jobs in Battambang town on Sunday. Police are hunting the three men who attacked their managers, a married couple, with cleavers and shovels, injuring them both badly. Their victims, both aged 41, are recovering in hospital. Raksmei Kampuchea

Drugged teen assaults officer in Meanchey
A teenager was arrested after injuring a 30-year-old police official on Monday in the capital’s Meanchey district. The 19-year-old man was standing in the middle of the road, drunk and on drugs, when he struck out with a two-metre long wooden stick as the policeman rode past on a motorbike. The intoxicated man confessed that he had intended to harm anyone he came across in in his village.  Kampuchea Thmey

Kep man arrested for long-standing debt
Police in Kep province’s Damnak Changaur district apprehended a 36-year-old man on Tuesday after a longstanding debt led to accusations of breach of trust. Police said that the suspect bought two cattle for more than US$1,000 on credit in 2009 from another villager. When he did not repay the loan, the creditor filed a complaint with the provincial court, which issued an arrest warrant in September. Raksmei Kampuchea

Coffee shop owner thwarts moto theft
A 34-year-old man was arrested on Monday when he attempted to steal a motorbike from outside a coffee shop in Phnom Penh’s Posen Chey district. He was caught in the act by the café owner, who alerted bystanders, and the motorbike’s owner, who detained the man with the help of other witnesses. Raksmei Kampuchea 

Translated by Pheak Seangly

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