Police Blotter: 11 Apr 2012

Police Blotter: 11 Apr 2012

Lopsided attack lands victim in hospital
A gang of 10 men beat-up and hospitalised a 50-year-old man in Svay Rieng’s Kampong Rou district on Monday. The men had been drinking together when the victim approached them, asking that they do not disturb the peace and advising them to use their time constructively. The group reacted angrily and attacked the man, injuring him seriously before escaping the scene. There were witnesses, and the police are seeking arrests. Rasmei Kampuchea

Tuk-tuk drivers detained after fight
Competition among a group of tuk-tuk drivers in Phnom Penh descended into a brawl in the city’s Sras Chok district on Tuesday. Police said the men were vying for tourist trade when their rivalry escalated into a serious fight. Police arrested all of the participants in order to avoid a major public disturbance. The men remain in custody. Kampuchea Thmey

Robbery ends in arrest; police seek accomplice
Police in Phnom Penh’s Cham Karmon district arrested a 22 year-old man accused of robbery on Tuesday. Police said he stole a motorbike and some cash at gunpoint with an accomplice. The pair allegedly ambushed the victim while he was traveling home from school. The young man filed a complaint to the police who made the first arrest and are looking for the second suspect. Koh Santepheap

Group of men brawl after card game
Four men were arrested by military police in Takeo’s Bati district on Tuesday following their involvement in a street brawl. Police said that the large group of men are well known in the area for fighting and exhibiting threatening behaviour. The group had been playing cards and had gone for a walk when members of the group allegedly clashed, some using rocks as weapons. Police intervened, making arrests and five members of the gang were hospitalised. Rasmei Kampuchea

Duped man loses  moto to acquaintance
A 35-year-old man was conned out of his motorbike in Kandal’s Mokompul district on Tuesday. The victim told police that he had loaned his vehicle to an acquaintance, who claimed to need it to fetch medical supplies. He had only known the suspect a few days. When the motorbike was not returned to him, the victim realised that he had been duped and reported the crime. Kampuchea Thmey

Translated by Sen David

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