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Police Blotter: 5 Mar 2013

Police Blotter: 5 Mar 2013

Gun-toting Wild West liquor store hold-up
A would-BE cowboy was charged with gun-related crimes in Phnom Penh’s Tuol Kork district on Saturday. Police have reported that a 28-year-old man was packing heat in a liquor store, taking his gun out of his holster and threatening an innocent victim before being clasped in irons by the “sheriff”. Officers said that the gun-wielding crook spent six years in jail for robbery, yet after being released, he persisted in his life of crime. Kampuchea Thmey

Rock to head for man mistakenly suspected
A 27-year-old man was seriously injured after a security guard decided to practise his aim on Saturday in Phnom Penh’s Daun Penh district. The victim said he was a student, and often worked late. Growing hungry, he decided to pop out to grab a bite to eat but was mistaken for a thief and was hit on the head after the security guard threw a rock at him. The security guard, after realising his error, quickly fled the scene, while the student was left with a nasty bump. Deum Ampil

Man viciously beaten inside his own home
A 22-year-old man was beaten unconscious in his home in Banteay Meanchey province’s Sisophon district on Sunday. Police said a group of men intruded into the man’s house while he was home alone and then beat him for several hours. Neighbours said they were unaware of what happened and had assumed the men were relatives. The suspects remain at large.   
Rasmey Kampuchea

Crooks return to the scene of the crime
Two alleged burglars were arrested in Banteay Meanchey’s Poipet district on Saturday after police were tipped off as to their patch. When a resident reported that their home was frequently a target of the two crooks, police acted and laid in wait, patrolling the area. Police said the repeat offenders were snatched up as they attempted to break into the resident’s home and admitted to their crimes. It looks like their burgling days are over for good now, though, as the two have been sent to court. Kampuchea Thmey

Masked gunmen flee in the nick of time
Three masked intruders reportedly targeted a lone man in his own home in Phnom Penh’s Dangkor district on Saturday. Police said the armed robbers held him up at gunpoint as they snatched his motorbike. They victim’s cries for help were heard by police, who closed in on the masked robbers but arrived moments too late. The suspects escaped without stealing anything else and are wanted by police. Koh Santepheap

Translated by Sen David

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