Police Blotter: 13 Jan 2012

Police Blotter: 13 Jan 2012

Rival groups arrested after arranged fight
Two rival groups of 18 men and women were arrested in the capital’s Chamkarmon district on Wednesday for fighting. Police said injuries were sustained on both sides. According to the suspects, the groups had a long-standing conflict and made an appointment to resolve it by fighting on Diamond Island. Police arrested everyone involved in the brawl and said they would educate them about the dangers of fighting before releasing them without charge – on the condition they signed a form swearing not to do it again. Koh Santepheap

Alleged snatcher of cash caught on bus
A 27-year-old man was arrested on Tuesday for robbing residents in the capital’s Tuol Kork district. Police said residents had complained of the suspect snatching their money, usually at the market and other public places. Police arrested the suspect while he was working on a bus and have sent him to court. Rasmey Kampuchea

Drugs seized as police nab longtime suspect
A man police have long suspected to be a drug trafficker was arrested on Wednesday for selling drugs along the border in Banteay Meanchey province’s Poipet district. Police seized three packages of ice, five pills of amphetamines and a large amount of money. Police said they had suspected the man of dealing drugs in the past, but had needed more evidence before they could arrest him. The suspect was sent to court. Rasmey Kampuchea  

Wife calls police on husband after beating
Police arrested a 46-year-old man in Stung Treng town on Tuesday on charges of domestic violence after his wife filed a complaint. The wife said the man had used a knife to hit her twice on the head till she was seriously injured. The woman said her husband had abused her and her children in the past, but she had not reported the incidents. This time she had decided to call the police. Kampuchea Thmey

Armed bandits rob couple of moto, phone
A quiet evening by the river turned into hold-up horror for a couple when they were robbed of their mobile phone and motorcycle by three thieves in Kampot town on Tuesday. Police said the couple was sitting along the riverbank in a secluded place when the suspects robbed them at gunpoint. The suspects made their getaway but were caught by police patrolling the area. Koh Santepheap

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