Police blotter: 20 Feb 2012

Police blotter: 20 Feb 2012

Dancefloor clash leads to murder at wedding
A man, 22, was allegedly murdered by a 24-year-old while at a wedding party in Pursat province’s Phnom Kravanh district on Saturday. Police said the men had argued after treading on each other’s feet while dancing. The suspect allegedly stabbed the victim several times, killing him. Police arrested the suspect, who admitted to the charges and said he and the victim had quarrelled previously. Koh Santepheap

Fisherman finds body floating in Tonle Sap
An unidentified body was found floating in the Tonle Sap River off the capital’s Daun Penh district on Saturday. Police said a fisherman had discovered and reported the body to police. Witnesses said they had seen the man at the riverside the day before. Police are working on identifying the victim and establishing the cause of death. Koh Santepheap

Pair eat, drink and make dash for door
Two men were arrested after attempting to leave a shop without paying for their dinner and drinks in Battambang town on Monday. The shop’s owner said the pair had spent five hours eating and drinking, and had assured him they had a lot of money. However, they tried to leave without paying, saying they had left their money at home. Police detained them for one night before forcing them to pay. Rasmey Kampuchea

Bag snatchers crash moto during getaway
A thief was caught by residents when his motorcycle crashed during his getaway on Saturday in the capital’s Tuol Kork district. Police said the 17-year-old was one of two men who snatched a woman’s bag as they rode past her. Their motorcycle collided with a tuk-tuk as they sped away, and one suspect escaped while the other was grabbed by residents. Police have sent him to court. Rasmey Kampuchea

Man steals moto after pretending to own it
A 50-year-old man was arrested for allegedly stealing a motorcycle at a wedding party on Saturday in the capital’s Por Sen Chey district. Police said the suspicions of the parking lot’s security guard were first aroused when the man claimed to be the motorcycle’s owner; however, he let the man take the motorcycle. The owner later found his moto missing from the lot. Upon questioning, the suspect admitted to the crime and said he often stole motorcycles. Kampuchea Thmey

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