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It was a close call for one capital statue in Chroy Changvar commune when an SUV nearly smashed into it early yesterday.

Tue, 17 October 2017

Under-the-counter product results in arrest

Selling eggs or rice wasn’t what bothered Phnom Penh police, but selling drugs at a grocery store was crossing the line.

Tue, 17 October 2017

Escaped cons caught helping cows escape

A group of jailbirds were caught after springing five cows from their Pursat province pen and arrested in Prangil commune.

Tue, 17 October 2017

Gang’s bag-snatching spree brought to an end

A gang of young bag snatchers was half a dozen strong before Phnom Penh police cracked down, arresting them all in the past four days.

Tue, 17 October 2017

Tyre thief not spared by capital cops at local KTV

Despite giving his employer the runaround, a tyre thief was caught in the capital’s Prampi Makara district and arrested on Sunday.

Mon, 16 October 2017

Hit-and-run lorry driver sends two to hospital

Two’s company, but three was obviously a crowd, prompting a Kampong Speu province truck driver to flee after crashing into a bike carrying two others on Saturday.

Mon, 16 October 2017

This tomb raider enters annals of stupa criminals

An alleged grave robber was thwarted by Oddar Meanchey province police on Saturday with a bit of help from observant community members.

Mon, 16 October 2017

Observant security guards thwart robbery

Two thieves came out much worse after leaving their car at the scene where they were trying to steal $30,000 in Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district on Saturday.

Mon, 16 October 2017

Drug delivery operation shut down by the police

Delivery fees must have been the trade secret for a Pursat province drug dealer who was spotted by police selling his stuff on his motorbike in Leach commune.

Mon, 16 October 2017

If you stare too long at drunks, they fight back

It was fight at first sight for two men in the capital’s Daun Penh district who beat a bystander for the looks he was allegedly giving them.