Police Blotter: 23 Aug 2012

Police Blotter: 23 Aug 2012

Let’s go clubbing, say patrons, security staff
A night on the town for four men ended early on Monday evening when a security guard and nine others attacked them. After the men got in a tiff with a security guard at a club in Phnom Penh’s Tuol Kork district, the guard and nine other employees attacked them with electrical wires and wooden sticks to teach the group a lesson. The victims wound up with wounds to their heads and bodies. They were taken to a hospital and reported the encounter to police. Investigations are ongoing. Kampuchea Thmey

Debt a sticky business, assault victim learns
A 30-year-old woman in Takeo’s Bati district learned the hard way never to let a debt go unpaid. Police said the woman’s money lender demanded the US$150 she had lent the woman two years prior. When the women couldn’t settle the sum, the debtor received a wooden stick to the head. The bill remains unpaid as the victim has been hospitalised and the lender has fled town with her family. Police are searching for the stick swinger. Nokorwat

Air-conditioner fixer’s side project not cool
A 22-year-old man working as an air-conditioner repairer was arrested Monday on suspicion of helping others get lifted. Police had followed him for days before observing him entering a restaurant to sell a sack of unknown substances. Authorities arrested him immediately and seized US$30 and two grams of drugs. The suspect admitted to his wrongdoings, and police sent him to provincial court. Nokorwat

Stick-wielder becomes complacent, gets caught
An unsolved case of a party gone wrong was finally settled when Phnom Sruoch district police arrested a 23-year-old man on Monday. The suspect beat a fellow partygoer with a stick in May 2009 but has been on the run since. A tardy follow-up investigation finally issued a warrant for his arrest in January. The suspect had been hiding in another province, but when he returned to his home in Kampong Speu, police caught him. The suspect reportedly returned because he thought the police had forgotten about the case. Rasmey Kampuchea

Three thieves gang up to steal one motobike
How many thieves does it take to steal a motorcycle? Three, apparently. A trio was arrested for the theft of a bike in Phnom Penh’s Russei Keo district. The owner of the bike had parked outside his family’s home while visiting relatives. A neighbour alerted police to foul play when three men were seen taking the bike. Authorities from Russei Keo and Daun Penh police stations joined forces to nab the suspects on Monday. The group was questioned and sent to court. Nokorwat

Translated by Phak Seangly

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