Police Blotter: 3 Aug 2012

Police Blotter: 3 Aug 2012

Cop poses as buyer to arrest a drug dealer
An astute military police officer on the hunt for an alleged long-time drug dealer dressed up undercover as a potential customer on Monday night to bust the criminal. The policeman bought three packages from the 25-year-old male suspect, and another two the following morning. A team of other officers swooped in on the dodgy dealer, and confiscated five packages of drugs, a mobile phone and a motorbike. The suspect was sent to court. Kampuchea Thmey  

Police say man kicked wife for booze money
Police arrested an alleged wife-beater on Tuesday in Battambang after his wife filed an assault complaint. According to the 24-year-old wife, her 32-year-old alcoholic husband wiped himself out on Tuesday, demanding $50 from her to buy more booze. When she refused, he punched and kicked her unconscious. The victim said her husband had neglected the family for a long time, while police said he had been reprimanded for his violent ways several times before. He was sent to court. Nokorwat

Thieves lift motorbike while victim distracted
A 20-year-old woman gathering herbs and vegetables by a lake’s edge in Phnom Penh’s Por Sen Chey district on Tuesday had her motorbike swiped by a pair of young thieves. Two men, 22 and 25, allegedly stole the motorbike, removed the number plates and dashed away to Kampong Speu, but police nabbed them en route. The suspects confessed to the crime, and the motorbike was returned to the woman. Nokorwat

Two men kill woman in motorbike hit-and-run
Police are on the hunt for two men who allegedly killed a 45-year-old woman when their speeding motorbike hit her on a national highway route in Kampong Chhnang’s Toeuk Phos district on Tuesday. The victim, also travelling on a motorbike, was clipped by the suspects’ bike at about 11:30am, which was “flying like the wind”, police said. The victim was taken to a provincial hospital by her family in a critical condition but died there shortly after. Police are still on the hunt for the two suspects. Nokorwat

Police make arrest in 2009 home invasion
One of six bandits who allegedly robbed a family of over $1,000 in Kampong Cham’s Suong town in 2009 was arrested on Tuesday. Police said the gang raided a 35-year-old farmer’s home, injuring family members and taking off with the booty in April of that year. After a lengthy investigation, one of the suspects, a 43-year-old man, was arrested on Tuesday and sent to court. Police are still looking for the five other robbers. Nokorwat

Translated by Phak Seangly

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