Police Blotter: 27 Mar 2012

Police Blotter: 27 Mar 2012

Illegal cockfight leads to double-digit arrests
Police in Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district arrested 10 people for gambling at a cockfight on Sunday. Police said the arrests were made after a complaint from a neighbour who reported that the games went on from early morning until late into the night. During the raid, officers were only able to detain the 10 men while a majority of the participants fled. Nine roosters were also seized in the police action. Kampuchea Thmey

Party brawl leaves one dead, one injured
One man died and another was seriously injured when a fight broke out at a party in Kampot town on Monday. Police say that 10 men, belonging to rival groups, were involved in the brawl, which was sparked by a minor offence. Officials also say that knives and bottles were used as weapons. There have not yet been any arrests. Kampuchea Thmey

Drunk man stabs two men in capital, one dead
A drinking binge in Phnom Penh ended with the killing of a 23-year-old on Sunday. Police say that a group of 10 friends had been in the Prampi Makara district and were inebriated when an argument broke out among them. The victim was stabbed to death by an acquaintance and at least one other man sustained knife wounds in the fight. Police have made four arrests. Koh Santepheap

Heavily armed thieves rob father and son
An armed robbery took place in Stung Treng town in Stung Treng province on Saturday night. Police are looking for four men, who they suspect of injuring a 41-year-old man and his 14-year-old son during the burglary. The men, armed with an AK-47, cleavers and axes, raided the home of the victims, attacking both and making their escape with more than US$100. Kampuchea Thmey

Suspected arrested after attempted theft
An alleged motorbike thief was arrested by military police in Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district on Saturday. The 21-year-old man is suspected of taking the vehicle from a hospital where the owner worked. His attempted crime was witnessed by the owner, who managed to apprehend him. Their ensuing scuffle was seen by military police, who arrested the crook; he later confessed to the charges against him. Koh Santepheap

Translated by Sen David

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