Police Blotter: 28 June 2012

Police Blotter: 28 June 2012

Man arrested for selling drugs in Battambang
Police in Battambang town on Tuesday knew something was awry when a 23-year-old man standing aimlessly on the corner of a street started running when officers asked him what he was doing. They ran after him and, surprise surprise, he was carrying two packages of drugs. They arrested the man and he later confessed that he had been selling drugs at the time. Rasmey Kampuchea

Motorcycle thief robs teen in Phnom Penh
A 17-year-old was robbed of his motorcycle on his way back home from school on Tuesday in Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district. The teenager was riding the motorcycle when a group of men stopped him and threatened him with a knife. The student was afraid and gave the motorcycle to the men. The group escaped, and the student was not hurt. He went to file a complaint to police, who are investigating the case. Deum Ampil

First came drinking, then came the shooting
Two friends ended a party with a shooting spree in Phnom Pen’s Sen Sok district on Tuesday. The 24-year-old and 27-year-old men had an argument when partying and drinking. Along with four other friends, they pulled out guns and began firing into the sky, which caused a panic in the crowd. No one was hurt. Police arrived and arrested the two. Four others escaped in the crowd. Deum Ampil

Necklace snatching puts woman in hospital
Two men riding a motorcycle snatched a woman’s necklace in Phnom Penh’s Chamkarmon district on Tuesday, but were soon caught by police. Police said the two alleged robbers were students in their late teens. The victim fell off her motorcycle when the two tried to snatch her necklace. She was seriously injured and sent to hospital. Police saw the robbery and rushed to arrest the duo immediately. Koh Santepheap

Suspect in murder case caught after four years
A 45-year-old man who had been accused of murder four years ago was arrested on Monday by Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok police. The court issued a warrant to arrest the man because he was a suspect in the 2008 murder of a woman, but escaped to the provinces before the police could bring him in for questioning. He eventually came back to Phnom Penh and confessed to the crime. Police sent him to court. Kampuchea Thmey

Translated by Sen David

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