Police Blotter: 9 Jul 2012

Police Blotter: 9 Jul 2012

War of words turns into ugly street brawl
Four men were arrested for starting a street fight that eyewitnesses likened to a Hong Kong movie scene in Banteay Meanchey’s Poipet district on Saturday. Police said a verbal dispute escalated quickly into a raging battle as combatants hurled stones at one another, causing a number of injuries. The enraged fighters showed no fear of local police, eyewitnesses said. Only a handful of participants were apprehended, but the police are working to track down those who escaped. Kampuchea Thmey

Suspect outruns police after stabbing motodop
A man who stabbed a moto taxi driver on Friday escaped a police foot chase and remains at large. The 32-year-old victim was seriously injured during the attack in Por Sen Chey district. Police said the perpetrator lured his victim to a quiet place before stabbing him. Officers were stationed in the area but were still unable to stop the man after he fled. Police are continuing to search for the suspect. Kampuchea Thmey

Suspicious loiterers catch the eye of police
Three men were arrested for drug use and trafficking in Banteay Meanchey’s Monkol Borei district after police noticed a group of people standing around a truck in an empty parking lot. Police said they knew the loiterers were up to something suspicious after they quickly dispersed when officers approached. A search of the truck unearthed two packages of ya ma. Rasmey Kampuchea

Drunken lout shoots no one in drive-by
A drunken man who fired shots out of a luxury car in Phnom Penh’s Daun Penh district escaped arrest on Saturday night, residents said. People panicked when the man, who was driving with a friend, fired four shots out of his vehicle before speeding off, one witness said. Police arrived to intervene but were too late. None of the witnesses were able to identify the gunman and police are continuing to investigate the case. Kampuchea Thmey

Sticky-fingered youths nabbed by police
Three habitual thieves were arrested at a market in Banteay Meanchey’s Poipet district on Saturday. The vendors complained that shoes and phones went missing from their stock on a daily basis and sought police intervention. The young suspects were stopped at the market and confessed to frequent shoplifting. They are waiting for trial. Rasmey Kampuchea

Translated by Sen David at [email protected]

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