Police Blotter: 1 Aug 2012

Police Blotter: 1 Aug 2012

Student friends fall out after theft of motorbike
A friendship between two female university students was ruined on Monday after one of the them allegedly stole the other’s motorbike and pawned it. The suspect, a fourth-year student, borrowed the motorbike but had still not returned it several days later. The victim contacted police, who arrested the 24-year-old suspect at her home and sent her to court. Kampuchea Thmey

Police trace used gun directly back to seller
A 38-year-old alleged illegal gun-broker was arrested on Monday after one of his weapons, used in a 2011 motorbike robbery in Phnom Penh’s Chamkarmon district, was found. The man admitted he had sold the gun used and that the motorbike thief was a friend of his. Police sent him to court and are still on the hunt for the motorbike bandit. Koh Santepheap

Cow rustlers rounded up after taking one too many
A gang of cow thieves were arrested on Monday after a spate of thefts from villagers’ farms spurred complaints to the police. According to a resident, a cow was stolen almost every day. Police set up surveillance, and lured the thieves by placing a cow under a house. The suspects fell for the ploy, and were arrested and sent to court. Koh Santepheap

Casino guard is beaten after men denied entry
Six men violently tackled a casino security guard to the ground and then beat him in Banteay Meanchey’s Poipet district on Sunday. Police said the men fought the guard after being denied entry because they looked like “gangsters”. Incited by the rejection, they bashed him until he was injured. Police were called to the scene and arrested two of the suspects and sent them to court, however the other four fled the scene. Kampuchea Thmey

Customer shops for wine, gets hit instead
A 39-year-old man was arrested after he allegedly bashed a customer in his friend’s wine shop. After drinking copious amounts of alcohol with his friend, he argued with the other customer and violently knocked him to the ground. The friend called police, who arrested the suspect while he thrashed around trying to escape. The victim was sent to hospital and the suspect to court. Deum Ampil

Translated by Sen David

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