Police Blotter: 28 Feb 2012

Police Blotter: 28 Feb 2012

Drunken suspect stabs man in back with pole
A man, 18, was allegedly stabbed at a pub by a drunken patron last Friday in Kampong Cham province’s Stung Trang district. Police said four men drank three litres of alcohol between themselves at the pub, and afterward attempted to pick quarrels with the villagers. One of the drunks, who was said to be in his twenties, stabbed his unsuspecting victim in the back with a metal pole while he was on the phone. The men then escaped on two motorcycles. Police said the motive for the stabbing was unclear and they are currently searching for the four men. Kampuchea Thmey

Mother-to-be allegedly steals to pay for care
A pregnant woman, 27, was charged by the Phnom Penh Municipal Court with burglary on Friday and placed under provisional detention. Police said the woman lifted US$45 off another woman at Boeung Keng Kang market in the capital’s Chamkarmon district. When the victim discovered the theft and shouted for help, a security guard arrested the suspect. Police added that the suspect admitted to the accusation, explaining she did not have enough money to give birth at a hospital. Kampuchea Thmey

Boxing coach captures moto thieves in the act
A boxing trainer, 60, managed to collar two men in their early twenties as they attempted to steal his motorcycle in the capital’s Tuol Kork district. The trainer said he was on the upper level of his home when he heard someone starting his moto, and rushed downstairs to catch the two suspects red-handed. He then turned them over to police. Rasmey Kampuchea

Police on lookout for sparring group of 10
Sen Sok district police are searching for 10 men who allegedly fought each other on Saturday night in the capital. Police said three men were riding a motorcycle when seven men on four motorcycles pursued them. The two groups fought for a few minutes before the trio fled on foot, leaving their motorcycle behind. Police also found a gun at the scene. The reason for the clash is unknown, police said. Nokorwat

Police nab ‘drug dealer’ after he returns home
A 23-year-old man was sent to court on Saturday for allegedly delivering illegal drugs in Kampot town two years ago. Police said residents of Kraing Ampil commune tipped police off about his trafficking activities, and a warrant was issued for his arrest last July. The man subsequently fled his home, but police arrested him on Friday when he returned. Kampuchea Thmey

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