Police Blotter: 1 Mar 2012

Police Blotter: 1 Mar 2012

Thieves rob family at gunpoint, escape
A family in Kampong Chhnang’s Rolea Ba’ier district was robbed at gunpoint in their home on Tuesday. Police said the mother arrived home to find two men pointing a gun at her when she opened the gate. They also threatened her husband and children. The suspects stole a motorbike, three telephones, money and some jewellery before they fled. The family was unharmed, but said they were too scared to yell for help because of the gun. Police are investigating the incident. Kampuchea Thmey

Domestic disputes land a husband behind bars
Police have arrested a 38-year-old man in Takeo’s Kiri Vong district on Tuesday on charges of domestic violence after his wife filed a complaint saying he physically assaulted her almost daily. She told police he was violent towards her when he was both drunk and sober. She said she had been afraid of filing a complaint earlier because she did not think her family would support her. She said she could no longer tolerate the acts of violence. Rasmei Kampuchea

Drunk military police arrested after row
Two military police officers were arrested on Tuesday after a heated argument broke out in a pub in the capital’s Toul Kork district. The two men were consuming wine with friends and became intoxicated. An argument broke out among the men and scared the other patrons of the pub. The pub owner contacted police, who arrested the two military police. Their friends escaped, but police suspect they are also military police. Police are holding them for questioning. Rasmei Kampuchea

Suspects on the loose after robbing student
A female student, 24, was robbed by two women in Banteay Meanchey’s Serei Saophoan district on Tuesday. The victim told police she had ridden her motorbike to the market after school. As she was leaving the parking lot, two women approached her and told her to be quiet. They then took her to a secluded area and stole her handbag containing money and a mobile phone. They also stole her necklace before escaping. Rasmei Kampuchea

Drug addicts ordered to rehab by police
Four men were caught using illegal substances under a bridge in Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district last Tuesday. When questioned by police, the men admitted to stealing money to support their drug addiction. They have been ordered by police to attend a drug rehabilitation centre. Koh Santepheap

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