Police Blotter: 6 Dec 2011

Police Blotter: 6 Dec 2011

•Men use knives to attack ‘better’ karaoke singers
A harmonious singalong quickly descended into a drunken karaoke attack in a beer garden in the capital’s Dang Kor district yesterday. A 22-year-old man was seriously injured in the attack, while a 16-year-old boy was slightly injured.  Police said that a group of 10 attackers were enraged by the victims’ superior singing skills, and set upon them with knives before fleeing from the karaoke garden. Police are still searching for the attackers, three of which were female. 
Koh Santepheap

•Frenchman on drug charges after arrest
Police arrested a Frenchman yesterday in the capital’s Chamkarmon district on drug trafficking charges.  Police said they arrested the man while he was dealing drugs, confiscating six packets of the drug. He was charged and will appear in court at a date to be decided.
Koh Santepheap

•Man stabbed after VCD exchange turns ugly
A 41-year-old Frenchman was attacked with a knife yesterday in the capital’s Doun Penh district, after bringing a VCD back for exchange several times at a VCD shop in Sorya Shopping Center. Police said the victim had wanted to exchange the disc because of poor image clarity. Following an argument with the seller, the victim was attacked by a few shop employees, sustaining knife injuries to his left arm. Police said they had details that identified the attackers.
Kampuchea Thmey

•Drunken man attacks couple with chain
A man was seriously injured in a drunken attack with a chain in Kandal’s Ang Snol district on December 3. Police said the man, aged 21, sustained many bruises, while his wife, who was with him at the time, escaped uninjured. A 29-year-old man was arrested and taken to the provincial police station.
Nokor wat

•Drug dealer shot me in leg after refusal: victim
A drug dealer shot a 21-year-old man in the leg in the capital’s Russei Keov district yesterday.  According to the victim, who was with a friend, the drug dealer turned nasty after the man refused to buy drugs from him. The victim said he had told the dealer he did not use drugs and did not want to buy any before being shot in the leg. Police are searching for the attacker.
Nokor wat

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