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Police Blotter: 15 Jul 2013

Police Blotter: 15 Jul 2013

Down to the wire: man cops to Tuol Kork heist
A 32-year-old man’s heist was cut short Friday when police spotted him trimming a sizeable length of electrical wire from a coil at a Tuol Kork district construction site. Cops said the suspect had cut about 15 kilograms of the wire by the light of a flashlight when police pounced on the plunder and confiscated a pair of scissors and a knife. The suspect said he was jobless, admitted to attempting to steal the wire and was sent to court. KAMPUCHEA THMEY

Bike having none of it from moto thief duo
When a 33-year-old man went for a tryst at his girlfriend’s Sen Sok district house yesterday, two thieves attempted an encounter of their own with the motorbike he left outside, police said. Unfortunately for the pair, the bike was less than excited to make their acquaintance, and the pair of pilferers were unable to fire up its engine. In the meantime, the bike’s amorous owner soon realised what the two were up to and called for police, who arrested the disappointed duo. RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

Driving angry leaves man knocked out cold
One man’s attempt to let off some steam in Daun Penh district landed him in hospital Friday. Police said that the man was angry because his wife had scolded him for returning home drunk from a party and had complained that he never worked hard. The man stormed off, jumped on his motorbike without a helmet, and zoomed away down the road until he hit a car stopped at a traffic light. The crash knocked the angry man unconscious. His family sent him to hospital and paid the car’s owner $50 to avoid more trouble. KAMPUCHEA THMEY

Wrong place, wrong time for two tipsy pedestrians
In another example of peculiar interpretations of proportional retribution, two motorbike riders beat up two pedestrians with cleavers and sticks for getting in their way on Thursday. Police said the victims had been unsteadily returning home after a drink in a Por Sen Chey district pub when the two moto riders shouted at them for blocking the road, then leapt off their bike to attack, leaving the two pedestrians seriously injured. The victims were sent to hospital. RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

High on life … though meth really adds to it
Four young men in Sen Sok district told police that they took drugs to lift their mood. But the fact that they were being questioned by police about it in the first place might suggest the plan had backfired. The four were arrested late Friday night after they refused to obey police requests that they stop their motorbike and answer questions. Cops managed to catch them and found they were carrying a packet of methamphetamine. RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

Translated by Phak Seangly

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