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Police Blotter: 2 Jul 2010

Police Blotter: 2 Jul 2010


The owner of a coffee shop in Kampong Cham town that police claim was really a video sex club was arrested and questioned on Tuesday. Police carried out a raid of the steamy cafe after receiving complaints from nearby residents. Apparently, customers who called on the establishment for the purpose of consuming cup after cup of coffee found themselves unwittingly watching sex videos. Police say the raid yielded stacks upon stacks of racy discs, which were promptly confiscated. The owner of the cafe, 26, has been sent to court.

Four motorists died in a major crash along a narrow road in Phnom Penh’s Chamkarmon district Tuesday. Police said the accident occurred after a large truck barrelled into a pair of motorbikes. The four people on the motorbikes died instantly, but the man driving the truck escaped, police said. Investigators are looking into the case in the hope of arresting the driver. Police blamed the truck driver for speeding. Witnesses said they were sorry to see people die in such a tragic accident.

Police are investigating an incident involving a man who showed up at a restaurant in Prampi Makara district on Wednesday evening and waved his gun around in a threatening manner before leaving without harming anyone. Witnesses said the man threatened harm to everyone who was in the restaurant at the time. He seemed to be angry with someone there, a witness said, but he left as swiftly as he arrived. No one was injured in the incident. The owner has filed a complaint to police.

A 23-year-old accused thief was arrested by police in Phnom Penh’s Chamkarmon district Wednesday after he allegedly stole from a stall in a local market. Police said the alleged thief swiped an armful of goods from the stall while the owner was away. The man initially escaped, but then an eagle-eyed witness spotted him and wondered why he was carrying such a large stack of loot in his arms. The witness then called police, who soon caught up with the suspect. The suspect allegedly admitted to the theft, then helpfully confessed to stealing on seven previous occasions. He has since been sent to court, police said.


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