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Police Blotter: 6 Aug 2012

Police Blotter: 6 Aug 2012

Brother stabs brother in fight at family dinner
A 35-year-old man died in Battambang after his brother stabbed him last Monday. Police said that the brother suffered from a mental illness and stabbed him during a family dinner. There had been a conflict between the brothers, but the police did not say what the two were fighting over. The neighbours alerted the police to the incident and they arrested the suspect upon arrival. Koh Santepheap

Friends fall out after one takes off with motorbike
Police in Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district arrested a man on Friday for selling his friend’s motorcycle after he lent it to him. After a drunken argument on Tuesday, the suspect borrowed the motorcycle and later sold it, an act that may seriously damage their friendship. The owner of the motorcycle naturally filed a complaint when he could not locate the bike. His “friend” was sent to court the same day. Kampuchea Thmey

Men fail to steal three cows in Takeo province
Two men were arrested in Takeo province’s Trang district on Saturday for attempting, and later failing, to steal three cows from the village. Authorities observed the men taking the cows and asked the suspects whether or not they actually owned the animals. The suspects supposedly lied, claimed ownership, and were outed when local residents alerted the police to a trio of missing cows. Police later found and detained the suspects. Kampuchea Thmey

Police: bully harassed students, took money
A 19-year-old man was arrested after he was accused of using physical intimidation to rob students in Banteay Meanchey’s Poi Pet district on Sunday. Police said that he frequently harassed students and took their money. The parent of a robbed student filed the complaint to the police and identified the suspect. He admitted the crime and was sent to court yesterday. Nokorwat

During check for guns, authorities find drugs
Police in Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district on Saturday arrested two men on drug-related charges. During a routine weapons check, police found the two men carrying drugs. Police forces seized five packages of methamphetamine tablets. The men tried to escape but additional police at an ad hoc checkpoint detained them and they were later sent to court. Deum Apil

Translated by Sen David

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