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Police Blotter: 9 Aug 2012

Police Blotter: 9 Aug 2012

Food fight! Restaurant bill makes diners brawl
Police said that three construction workers were arrested Monday night on charges of destroying property at a restaurant in Banteay Meanchey’s Poipet town after squabbling over the check. Police said a total of five men had gathered for dinner and drinks at a local establishment, but when the bill came, an argument broke out over how to divvy it up equally. The argument turned into a full-fledged brawl in which the men destroyed furniture and generally wrecked the joint. The owner reported the incident to police who caught three of the men while two others escaped. Police arrested the men and sent them to court but are still looking for the two other diners. It’s unclear if anyone ever paid the bill. Kampuchea Thmey

Soldier fatally injured in motorbike collision
A sodier was killed in a traffic accident and two others were critically injured early Tuesday morning in Battambang town. Police said the victim was riding a motorbike with his friend when a motorcycle driven by a 26-year-old man hit them coming in the opposite direction around 1am. The soldier died on the way to the hospital. The other two men were severely wounded. The bikes were taken into police custody for further investigation. Kampuchea Thmey

Police suspect that man murdered his ex-wife
A 50-year-old man was arrested Monday on suspicions of murdering his ex-wife in Battambang’s Ratanak Mondul district. Police said the ex-wife, 51, was hacked to death on Sunday night when she was staying alone at her hut in a rice field. Her ex-husband, who denies any involvement in the crime, lives just 100 metres away. Following their divorce, the couple reportedly had ongoing arguments in the village. Koh Santepheap

Police: Man delivered drugs to restaurant
A 28-year-old man was caught red-handed in a drug sting on Monday in Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district. Police said the suspect was delivering drugs to a restaurant. A local resident tipped off the police, who arrested the suspect. The man was carrying the goods on his motorcycle. He had two packages of drugs and a mobile phone, police said. Nokorwat

Burglars hit three flats in Siem Reap province
Police in Siem Reap province said three flat owners filed reports for break-ins that occurred Tuesday morning. Two burglars broke into the back door of a flat and windows of others, stealing money, jewellery and a motorbike while the owners slept. Other residents expressed concerns over robberies occurring in the area for the past two years. Kampuchea Thmey

Translated by Phak Seangly

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