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Police Blotter: 14 Sep 2012

Police Blotter: 14 Sep 2012

Drunken man cuts in on dance, then hits dancer
A big-time party-pooper who ruined a festive gathering in Banteay Meanchey’s Svay Chek district in July was finally collared on Wednesday after evading arrest. The 27-year-old construction worker allegedly interrupted a dance held by village people to start a drunken argument with one of the other partygoers. The man pulled all the wrong moves on the poor villager, hitting him in the face and body. The victim’s family filed a complaint, and the man was sent to court.  Nokorwat

Food fight gets serious when rock is introduced
A man lost an eye after a vegetable rampage turned physical. Police said a 28-year old man destroyed an elderly man’s vegetable patch, then threw a rock at him when confronted. The unfortunate farmer was sent to hospital but the rock-wielding roughneck escaped. The man’s family said police did not do enough to catch the suspect.  Nokorwat

Medicine thief laid low by watchful pharmacist
A guileful thief in Phnom Penh’s Chamkamon district feigned a fever on Tuesday, requesting three bottles of cough medicine from a pharmacist while squirrelling an array of medication in her bag. The astute pharmacist, who watched the theft in action, found the perfect remedy for the 29-year-old female thief, swiftly turning her over to police. The suspect confessed to the crime and even admitted to stealing from the same pharmacy multiple times a year.  Nokorwat

Many years pass, but cow was not forgotten
Police in Takeo’s Kirivong district finally cracked an unresolved cow theft on Saturday when a missing local returned to his village from his hide-away in Kandal province. Police said the suspect nicked a vill-ager’s cow on September 7, 2004 and peddled the beast in Vietnam. An arrest warrant was issued at the time of the theft, and police memorised the suspect’s face, spotting him on Saturday and speedily seizing the man. He confessed to the crime and sheepishly admitted he thought police would not remember him. Koh Santephap

Rubdown is shakedown at masseuse in Battambang
Diamonds were not a 26- year-old woman’s best friend on Tuesday after her jewels and $2,000 in cash were purloined at a massage parlour in Battambang town. The victim claimed she had left her bag and diamond ring on a bed while she “powdered her nose” and when she asked about her valuables’ whereabouts was given a blank stare by staff. She filed a complaint with police, but the case remains unsolved.  Kampuchea Thmey

Translated by Phak Seangly

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