Police Blotter: 24 Apr 2012

Police Blotter: 24 Apr 2012

Man nearly stabbed to death during attack
A jealousy-fuelled argument left a man hospitalised after he was stabbed in Svay Rieng province’s Svay Chrum district on Saturday. The 18-year-old victim was accused of touching a man’s girlfriend while he was drinking and dancing with a group of friends. The group attacked the victim with rocks, knives and wooden sticks, seriously injuring him. All the aggressors fled the scene, but police said they are searching for suspects. Rasmei Kampuchea

Suspect arrested after moto theft at a school
Police in Kep town arrested a 33-year-old man who allegedly stole a motorbike from outside a high school on Saturday. Police said that the man dumped his bicycle when he saw the opportunity to upgrade by stealing an unchained motorbike outside the school. He was witnessed riding his new vehicle by police, who gave chase and arrested him. Police said the suspect confessed to the crime. Koh Santepheap

Woman reports her own son for drug use
A mother in Battambang town reported her own son to the authorities on Sunday, claiming that he was addicted to drugs. Police said that the woman wanted officials to arrest her 23-year-old son, so that he would get drug rehabilitation treatment. She said that he has been an addict for six years and that he had become violent in their home and stolen family property when he needed money to buy drugs. Kampuchea Thmey

Duo arrested after bag snatching in Kandal
Two alleged bag snatchers were arrested by police in Kandal’s Kean Svay district on Saturday. Police said that the pair of suspects, who are students, grabbed the bags of two local factory workers. Local residents saw the commotion and managed to detain the thieves. Police have sent both suspects to court. Rasmei Kampuchea

Pickpocket nabbed at market in Siem Reap
A 49-year-old woman was arrested after she stole a mobile phone in Siem Reap market on Friday. Police said that she snatched the phone out of the pocket of her victim while they were in a busy crowd. She was caught in the act by her target, who called for help. The suspect was detained by security guards in the area. Police said she later confessed that she regularly pickpocketed. Koh Santepheap

Translated by Sen David

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