Police Blotter: 27-02-2012

Police Blotter: 27-02-2012

Foreigner robbed while swimming in Kampot
Police in Kampot town are searching for a 22-year-old man who alledgedly stole a foreigner’s laptop, money and camera on Saturday. The guesthouse owner said that the alleged thief broke into the foreigner’s room while he was out for a swim and stole a laptop, US$600 and two cameras. The guesthouse owner contacted police, but by the time they arrived at the scene, the suspect had escaped. The police then went to the suspect’s house, where they found the missing laptop, however the man was not there. Kampucha Thmey

Wife calls authorities on two-timing husband
A 28-year-old man was arrested for domestic violence after he attacked his wife in Banteay Meanchey’s Sisophon district on Saturday. Police said they received a complaint from the man’s wife after the accused brought home a “second wife”. The “first wife” said she never agreed to having another woman live with them, but her husband had threatened to divorce her if she tried to stop him. She told police her husband argued with her almost every day since he brought the new woman home, and she could not endure it any more. Kampucha Thmey

Drug trafficking pair apprehended by cops
Police in Phnom Penh’s Toul Kork district arrested two men for allegedly trafficking drugs on Saturday. Police said the pair were part of a group of five men who were arguing on the street. Police intervened and arrested two of the men, but failed to catch the remaining three. Authorities confiscated two packages of drugs in the arrest and said the men admitted to trafficking drugs. Koh Santepheap

Thieves hold woman at gunpoint for moto
A 40-year-old woman was held at gunpoint by two thieves on Saturday in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district. Police said the woman was driving her moto home when two men held a gun to her and told her to stop. Once she pulled over, the suspects stole the moto. Police are searching for the pair. Rasmey Kampuchea

Beggars, sex workers cleared from streets
Police in Phnom Penh’s Daun Penh district arrested more than two dozen beggars and sex workers along the street on Saturday. Police said they organised the raids because such individuals were hurting the city’s appearance. The group of 27 said they were poor and needed money, however, police explained to them that they could not conduct business that disrupted public order. The beggars and sex workers were sent to the social affairs department. Rasmey Kampuchea

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