Police Blotter: 1 May 2012

Police Blotter: 1 May 2012

Student brawl erupts over girlfriend troubles
A group of students in Phnom Penh’s Tuol Kork were involved in a mass street brawl on Saturday. Witnesses said the men had attacked one another with rocks and wooden sticks. It is rumoured that the fight was sparked by a row over a girlfriend of one of the suspects. All the men fled as police approached the scene, but authorities say they have launched an investigation. Kampuchea Thmey

Suspected dealers say drugs came from Laos
Police in Stung Treng town arrested two men on Saturday for alleged drug-related offences. Police said that after a long investigation, they had raided a property and seized 98 capsules of illegal drugs. The two suspects were arrested while they were allegedly attempting to sell the drugs. Once in custody, police said the suspects admitted to the charges against them and claimed they had obtained the drugs from Laos. Rasmei Kampuchea

Karaoke night ends in shooting, hospital stay
A 25-year-old man was shot in the street in Phnom Penh’s Russey Keo district on Sunday. Police said the victim was seriously injured and remains in hospital. The victim told police he was returning from a karaoke bar with a friend when he was shot at and fell from his motorbike. He said a man with whom he argued at the karaoke bar might be the assailant, but the suspect’s face was concealed by a helmet and police are investigating. Koh Santepheap

Security guard hands thief over to police
Residents and a security guard took justice into their own hands when they detained a suspected burglar in Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district on Sunday. After a string of thefts in the area, local neighbours had banded together to hire a security guard to watch their property. On Sunday night, the guard caught a suspect he alleged broke into one of the area homes. The guard detained the suspect until police arrived to make an arrest. Koh Santepheap

Duo jailed after stealing from a guard shack
Two suspected thieves were nabbed by police in Banteay Meanchey’s Sisophon district on Saturday. The pair allegedly stole a camera and a phone from a man who had left his property with the security guard at his company building. The guard said the items were snatched while he was taking a lunch break. Local police have since found the culprits. Koh Santepheap

Translated by Sen David


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