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Police Blotter: 5 Feb 2013

Punks try to go bushido, but get busted instead
Four students’ friendships were put at risk yesterday in Kratie town when they gave in to the all-too-familiar urge to fight with samurai swords. In the latest incident of a fighting trend that makes absolutely no sense whatsoever, an argument between the students blossomed into a foul flower of animosity, and things didn’t improve when swords were drawn and fighting began on a public road. Neighbours had enough and called the police, who arrived and detained the four fighters until their parents came to the station to pick them up. Rasmey kampuchea

Man’s party ends just as paramedics get started
After dancing the night away at a village party in Pursat town this weekend, a 40-year-old man returned home to find an unwelcome, knife-wielding intruder who had no interest in dancing and every interest in stabbing. Police said the man’s stab wounds were serious and that they could not catch the suspect because he fled the area right after the attack. Rasmey kampuchea

Struggle ends in stitches for Kampot theft victim
Police say a 32-year-old man was robbed at knifepoint while on his way home in Kampot province’s Kampong Trach district on Sunday. The suspect took spare cash and the man’s motorbike, which he used to make his getaway. There was a brief struggle, but police said the suspect used his knife to win, leaving the man in hospital with serious injuries. The search for his attacker continues. Koh Santepheap

Favour becomes folly in capital moto ‘loan’
A drunken spree is not the time to be doing favours. Ask the man in Phnom Penh’s Tuol Kork district who lent his two friends his motorbike after all of them were out drinking and having a laugh. The friends stopped coming around, and lo and behold, the bike never returned either. The victim then filed a complaint to police, and they arrested the duo during an attempt to sell the stolen moto. After the failed sale, police sent the suspects to court. Kampuchea Thmey

Hasty thieves meet their match in Kandal woman
The two men on a motorbike who snatched a woman’s bag in Kandal province’s Sa’ang district were fast. But they weren’t so fast that their victim couldn’t keep up with them on her own motorbike. She tailed the men and shouted at the top of her lungs the entire time to get someone’s attention. Local authorities in the area noticed and were able to intervene and arrest the thieves. The police said it wasn’t the first time they’d been caught for bag-snatching. Kampuchea Thmey

Translated by Sen David

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