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Police Blotter: 24 Sep 2010

Police Blotter: 24 Sep 2010

Girls in fisticuffs over two-timing boyfriends
Six girls were detained by police after an argument over boys turned into a full-blown scuffle in Koh Kong town on Wednesday. Police said two groups of girls were fighting over boyfriends who were double-dipping among them. Neighbours were aghast at the behaviour of the girls, who were fighting on a public road. They said Khmer women should be a little more reserved and not fight over something so petty. Police said one of the girls claimed the arguments over boyfriends had lasted for over a year. KOH SANTEPHEAP

Twentieth time unlucky for persistent thieves
Police arrested two men accused of habitually stealing from a particular house in Sihanoukville on Tuesday. The two suspects confessed to police that they had robbed the house at least 20 times when the owner was at work or travelling, stealing such items as phones, computers and cash. Police were staking out the house on Tuesday when the thieves predictably appeared to break into the house once more, and were immediately arrested. Neighbours said they were happy with the arrest.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

Students detained for wagging with narcotics
Two students were arrested in Kampong Thom’s Stung Sen district on Tuesday because they were addicted to drugs. Police received a complaint from the boy’s parents who had accused them of wagging school in order to shoot up. Following a raid on the guesthouse that the boys were staying at to get high, the two recalcitrant truants were sent to an NGO to be educated about the dangers of drug use. One of the boys said they did drugs so they didn’t have to go to school. KAMPUCHEA THMEY

Trip to buy fire-water leads to rape allegation
A 43-year-old widow filed a complaint to police accusing a teenage boy of sexually assaulting her while she was sleeping in Kandal’s Lvea Em district on Tuesday. When questioned by police, the 17-year-old said he had no idea why the woman had accused him of raping her, and that on the day in question he was only near the woman’s house because he was purchasing booze. However, the woman said the assault had occurred at night. Police sent the case to court for further investigation. KAMPUCHEA THMEY

Lorry driver wanted after fatal collision
A motorbike driver died after a collision with a lorry in Phnom Penh’s Dangkor district on Monday. Police said the truck driver collided with the motorbike, which caused it to roll into a pond. The motorbike driver was pronounced dead, but the truck driver managed to escape. Police impounded the truck and are now on the hunt for the driver. KOH SANTEPHEAP

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