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A Vietnamese national will be licking his wounds today after being abandoned by his mate in a routine bag-snatch gone wrong.

Phnom Penh police officers were patrolling their patch when they heard a woman’s cries.

Fri, 28 April 2017

Man feels heat when his cooked book uncovered

A petrol station owner in Kandal’s Muk Kampoul district got a whiff that something was amiss with his new employee, and his sneaking suspicion was confirmed when he stumbled across falsified invoices on Wednesday.

Fri, 28 April 2017

Police go old school to take down meth dealer

Police in Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district demonstrated the beauty of simplicity on Wednesday morning when they apprehended a drug dealer with a time-honoured ruse.

Fri, 28 April 2017

Car wreck resolution wrecked by police

Police in Phnom Penh’s Chamkarmon district demonstrated a simple approach to conflict resolution; unfortunately for the disputing parties, it’s a lose-lose affair.

Fri, 28 April 2017

Boxer, friend fought the law and the law won

A boxer and a construction worker learned that brawn without technique makes for poor criminals.

Thu, 27 April 2017

One phone thief lost his seat, his partner got away

Police arrested half of a would-be thieving duo after he was abandoned by his so-called partner on Tuesday morning in Phnom Penh’s Chamkarmon district.

Thu, 27 April 2017

Women surrounded by pack of bag snatchers

Two garment workers had their dinner plans ruined on Tuesday night when they were robbed by a marauding horde of moto-riders in Phnom Penh’s Prampi Makara district.

Thu, 27 April 2017

Nosy neighbour drops dime on drug slingers

Police arrested three people in Kandal’s Tonlab commune for selling drugs on Tuesday when a neighbour called to report strange behaviour in the house next door.

Thu, 27 April 2017

Woman: maternity leave, schmaternity leave

In an unparalleled demonstration of entrepreneurial initiative, a woman was arrested for allegedly selling drugs at the Kampot referral hospital six days after she gave birth there.

Thu, 27 April 2017

Tough Tuesday for man who loses friend, moto

Police arrested a man for stealing his purported friend’s moto on Tuesday in Phnom Penh’s Prampi Makara district.