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Police Blotter: 8 Nov 2011

Would-be necklace thief loses tug-of-war  
A BOTCHED necklace robbery ended in the arrest of a teenager in the Capital’s Russei Keo district on Sunday. Police said the 19-year-old suspect accosted a 48-year-old man and attempted to snatch his necklace. The suspect was unable to wrestle the necklace away and was arrested by police in the area. The suspect is being detained by police and awaits trial.

Cops go undercover, bust four drug dealers
UNDERCOVER police work led to the arrest of four men accused of drug dealing on Sunday in Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district. Police said they sent undercover officers to investigate a house where drug dealing was suspected. After confirmation from the undercover officers, police raided the house, where they confiscated 1.6 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine and 1.8 kilograms of yama. Police said the four suspects confessed upon arrest and await trial. 

Drunken man uses wood to beat wife
A MAN was arrested after allegedly beating his with a piece of wood on Sunday in Banteay Meanchey province’s Mongkol Borei district. The victim, 55, said her husband, 58, came home intoxicated and attempted to have sex with her. She said that when she declined, he took a piece of wood and beat her severely. The victim filed a complaint with police, leading to the arrest of her husband.

Refusal to drink sparks mug attack
POLICE arrested a suspect after he was accused of beating a man who declined to share a drink with him in Kandal province’s Kandal Stung district on Sunday night. Police said the suspect, 24, tried to convince the victim, 32, to drink alcohol with him. The victim refused the drink because he claimed he did not know the suspect. The two men became involved in an altercation and the suspect hit the victim several times in the head and face with a mug. The suspect was arrested at the scene and awaits trial.

Teen trio fail to elude arrest in moto chase
THREE teenagers were arrested on Sunday after a brief motorbike chase with police in the capital’s Toul Kork district. Police said they attempted to stop the three suspects because the driver was not wearing a helmet and the motorbike was missing rear-view mirrors. The teens tried to elude the police officers, but were eventually caught and arres-ted. The suspects told police they did not stop because they were drunk and afraid of being arrested.



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