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One tourist had an iron grip on their phone in Phnom Penh’s Daun Penh district on Wednesday when a thief failed to snatch it and was arrested.

Fri, 20 October 2017

Kandal man goes at his father with a machete

In Kandal province’s Kien Svay district, a 26-year-old took a more direct approach in his attack on family members by chasing his father with a machete on Wednesday.

Fri, 20 October 2017

‘How’s my driving? Call 1-800-Punch-You’

A capital truck driver first saw stripes, then stars, when a drunk military officer clocked him in the head in the middle of traffic on Wednesday.

Fri, 20 October 2017

Battambang thieves prepping impromptu DIY picnic

Three thieves were apparently trying to assemble their own beach resort as they were arrested for stealing coolers, drinking glasses, beverages and a knife in Battambang province’s Thma Kol district.

Thu, 19 October 2017

Woman spots plate from moto stolen year earlier

All the numbers aligned for a capital woman who called on authorities on Tuesday when she spotted someone driving in Phnom Penh Thmey commune using the licence plate that was stolen from her.

Thu, 19 October 2017

Tired driver steers SUV into a Svay Rieng pond

Wooden vessels usually float, but a vehicle loaded with timber didn’t do so well after veering into a Svay Rieng province pond yesterday.

Thu, 19 October 2017

Bag-snatching victims on thief like white on rice

A pair of rice vendors weren’t going to let a bag thief slip through their fingers as they chased him down and saw to his arrest in Battambang province.

Thu, 19 October 2017

Bike burglar gets classic mob beat down in capital

It was the doctor’s office, then the interrogation room, for a capital crook in Choam Chao commune who was caught yesterday trying to steal a villager’s scooter.

Thu, 19 October 2017

Cig-smoking thieves don’t manage to run far

Police were unclear who the smokes belonged to, but it was clear the cash of a husband-wife team of burglars was stolen.

Wed, 18 October 2017

Illegal lottery operator finds he’s not that lucky

Battambang province gamblers may find themselves short of a prize as cops in the eponymous city busted two men for running an illegal lottery.