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Police Blotter: 13 June 2013

Police Blotter: 13 June 2013

Driver’s advances force him into a hasty retreat
Flirty tuk-tuk drivers beware. Ten machete-wielding men chased a 26-year-old in Poipet town on Tuesday and hacked his passenger in the head after the three-wheeled Casanova tried his charms on a taken woman. The driver fled into a casino following the attack, leaving his tuk-tuk to be destroyed. Police arrested three of the group, who confessed. They were sent to court while several of their mates managed to escape.  Nokorwat

Cleaver-wielding crooks caught cattle-catching
Police in Kratie’s Sambo district arrested two men on Monday for allegedly stealing 10 cows belonging to the commune chief. The chief’s son-in-law spotted six men trying to catch and kill the cattle and called the cops. Only two men were caught, and cleavers, a phone and motorbikes seized from the suspects. The group was known for stealing cattle from other villagers in the past but appear to have gone a step too far by targeting the commune chief.  Nokorwat

Duo let the dogs out, can’t deal with results
The Baha Men may finally have an answer to their rhetorical question if Chamkarmon district police successfully locate two men accused of stealing village dogs on Tuesday. The nefarious pair stuffed a few dogs into a sack and then tried to escape via motorbike. The dogs, however, had a different agenda, and tried to escape, causing the driver to lose control and crash into an oncoming car. The injured pair fled, leaving behind the pups, one of which was killed in the accident.  Koh Santepheap

Man downed by truck while directing others
A security guard was mowed down by a truck yesterday morning while trying to do his job. According to police, the man was outside his workplace in the capital’s Por Sen Chey district, guiding the company’s trucks into chaotic morning traffic, when another truck hit him from behind. The 50-year-old was left with serious injuries and he was immediately sent to hospital. Although police suggested the driver had not seen the guard because it was dark, the man fled, leaving his truck.  Koh santepheap

Pailin police catch three alleged fans of yama
A trio of alleged drug traffickers and users were rounded up in Pailin town on Tuesday. Police said village authorities had informed them where the suspects often gathered to take drugs. Police seized 18 yama tablets and the men confessed to having bought them. One of the suspects, it turned out, already had a warrant out for his arrest for thievery and drug dealing.  Koh Santepheap

Translated by Phak Seangly