Police Blotter: 11-05-2011

Police Blotter: 11-05-2011

Drunken argument turns into rock battle
POLICE in Battambang town said that two men were arrested and two other men were sent to the hospital after an argument between seven people turned violent on Sunday. Police said that the group was drinking wine when an argument erupted. The men then threw rocks and physically attacked each other. Police attempted to intervene, arresting two of the men, but another three suspects escaped. Two victims were seriously injured and sent to hospital. RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

Lamp post falls foul of intoxicated Frenchman
A 28-YEAR-OLD French national was arrested after crashing into a lamp post in Phnom Penh’s Daun Penh district on Monday. Police said the tourist was intoxicated and driving at excessive speeds when the accident occured. The lamp post was completely destroyed in the crash. Police have impounded the car and say the suspect must pay the state compensation. RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

Brave victims wrestle gun away from robbers
POLICE in Phnom Penh’s Daun Penh district sent two men to court on Monday after they allegedly robbed three people of their jewellery. The victim said that he and two friends went to buy jewellery. But while they were returning home, two suspects appeared with a gun and tried to rob them. One of the victims fought with the two men and wrestled the gun away from them. The trio managed to detain them until police could be notified. Police then arrested the suspects at the scene. RAKSMEY KAMPUCHEA

Swimmer loses bag in murky robbery
TWO men were arrested after they allegedly stole a man’s bag while he was swimming in Banteay Meanchey’s Svay Chek district on Sunday. The victim said that he kept his bag on his motorbike while he went for a dip in a pond. The bag contained two mobile phones and some money. When he returned, the bag was gone. Witnesses said that two men had stolen it. The victim filed a complaint with police who arrested the suspects. KAMPUCHEA THMEY

Body found floating in Phnom Penh pond
THE BODY of a 60-year-old man was found floating in a pond in Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district on Sunday. Police said that a witness had found the body in the waterhole and reported it to police. When police talked to the dead man’s family, his son said that his father had been missing for one day and was often drunk. Police don’t suspect foul play and believe the victim fell into the pond while drunk. KOH SANTEPHEAP

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