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Police Blotter: 9 Dec 2011

•Teenage robbery gang busted in Toul Kork
A group of teenagers, accused of several robberies in the capital’s Toul Kork district, were arrested by Ministry of Interior police on Tuesday. Police said the four teenagers were arrested after an investigation revealed they were behind a recent string of robberies in the area. The suspects had been wanted for several weeks by police. All four of the teenagers are being detained and await trial.

•Karaoke quintet go down swinging... sticks
Drunken vandals accused of assaulting police officers were arrested on Wednesday in Stung Treng province’s Siem Pang district. Police said they received complaints from the owner of a karaoke parlour, claiming that five intoxicated teenagers were vandalising his property. When police arrived at the scene, they said they were attacked by the teenagers, who beat them with sticks before they were arrested. The suspects were sent to jail and await trial.

•Tuk-tuk driver’s claim ends in man’s beatdown
A bicyclist was beaten by a group of people in Toul Kork district on Wednesday after he was falsely accused by a tuk-tuk driver of being a thief. Police said the victim and the tuk-tuk driver were drinking together when the tuk-tuk driver asked the victim for 3,000 riel. The victim declined and left the scene, but was chased by the tuk-tuk driver, who screamed and accused him of being a thief. Several residents in the area caught the victim and beat him on the grounds that he was a thief. Police arrived and broke up the scene, but not before the tuk-tuk driver, who falsely accused the victim, had fled.

•Pistol-happy pair fire way straight into jail
Illegally discharging a firearm landed two men behind bars on Wednesday night in Banteay Meanchey province’s Malai district. Police said two suspects were intoxicated and began firing a pistol in the air. Complaints were lodged by residents in the area and police arrested the two suspects at the scene. The suspects have been sent to jail, where they await trail.

•Septuagenarian cyclist injured in hit and run
An elderly man was struck by a car on Wednesday while riding his bike in Kampong Thom province’s Stoung district. The victim, 78, was hospitalised and remains in serious condition after he was hit from behind by a car. The driver of the vehicle fled the scene on foot, while police confiscated his car. Police said they are attempting to use the vehicle to track down the driver.



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