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Police Blotter: 8 Aug 2012

Car thief with chutzpah goes after police vehicle
Maybe he got bored of stealing from civilians, or maybe he wanted a challenge. Maybe the fact that the cops left the keys in their car led him to think it was an invitation to go joy-riding. Whatever the reason, police say a 23-year-old man in Siem Reap attempted to steal a squad car on Sunday. Police said that the car belonged to officers working the night shift. The suspect tried to get in and drive off but the police saw him and made an immediate arrest. He was sent to court the same day. Koh Santepheap

Hungry husband has bad reaction to no meal
A 56-year-old man in Stung Treng town was so upset at his wife for not making him a meal that he attacked her, police said. She must have been a really good cook to provoke such an aggressive response from her hungry husband, who had been drinking, and drinking on an empty stomach at that. When the police showed up to arrest the allegedly famished wife-beater, she told them that he was often drunk and out of sorts. They sent him to court yesterday. Koh Santepheap

Homeless men argue with each other, fight
A 29-year-old man was arrested in Battambang on Monday after seriously injuring another man in a fight. The two suspects involved in the tiff were homeless and without family, said police. On the day of the incident, the victim accused the suspect of sleeping and not looking for work or food. The suspect argued with the victim and then stabbed him with a knife. Police arrested the suspect and sent the victim to the hospital. Koh Santepheap

Bike thief stole using keys for similar model
A 31-year-old man was arrested after attempting to steal a victim’s motorbike in Phnom Penh’s 7 Makara district on Monday. Police said that the victim had left his motorcycle in the front of the market. The suspect tried to steal it with a set of motorcycle keys for a similar model, but the owner and other bystanders noticed the theft. Police responded to the victim’s shouts and arrested him. Deum Ampil

Authorities arrest man implicated in murder
Police arrested a 21-year-old man on Sunday in Kampong’s Prey Chhor district after an investigation of a three million riel robbery and murder. The suspect is thought to have killed the robbery victim and taken the money, worth about US$700. Rasmei Kampuchea

Translated by Sen David

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