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Police Blotter: 12 Oct 2011

Police Blotter: 12 Oct 2011

Tuk-tuk driver hurt in head-on car crash
A 27-YEAR-OLD tuk-tuk driver was seriously injured on Monday after a car crashed into his vehicle head-on in Phnom Penh’s Chamkarmon district. Eyewitnesses said that the car driver appeared to be drunk, not paying attention and had been preoccupied with his girlfriend. Following the crash, the couple jumped into a taxi and dumped their car. Police are examining the vehicle and searching for suspects.

Parental complaints lead cops to games
A CENTRE for arcade games was closed in Kampong Cham province’s Kampong Cham district on Sunday after parents complained that their children had been skipping school to play games. Police raided the centre, which is suspected to have offered children the chance to play poker on the machines, and seized nine game terminals. The owner of the outlet has been detained in prison and awaits trial. The children have promised to change their ways.

Two women nabbed over fake necklace
TWO women, both aged around 40, were arrested in Phnom Penh’s Daun Penh district on Monday on suspicion of trying to exchange fake jewellery for the real deal. The women allegedly tried to exchange a “fake gold” necklace to a 21-year-old vendor near Wat Phnom and asked her to give them a platinum necklace in return. The suspects were noticed by nearby security guards and later arrested.

Grandad seriously hurt during exercise
A GRANDFATHER was seriously injured after being hit by a car while exercising with his grandson in the capital’s Tuol Kork district early on Sunday morning. The 70-year-old was hit from behind by the vehicle during his walk and is now being treated in hospital. The driver was questioned by police, but denied claims made by eyewitnesses that he was driving too fast. He has been asked to pay a fine, otherwise he could face jail. The man’s grandson was uninjured.

Suspected handbag snatchers arrested
TWO young men were arrested on Sunday on suspicion of grabbing a 48-year-old woman’s bag. The victim was busy  buying vegetables in the capital’s Chamkarmon district when her bag was snatched. Police officers chased after the suspected culprits, both aged in their 20s, and arrested them. The handbag was returned to the market-goer and the men have been sent to prison to await a trial.


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