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Police Blotter: 02 May 2013

Not-so-picture-perfect crime is thief’s undoing
A snap-happy thief was arrested on Monday after smashing a car window to steal a camera. Police said a man had parked near his house in Phnom Penh’s Chamkarmon district, forgetting to grab his camera before going inside. The opportunistic suspect then smashed the car window with a rock, grabbed the camera and tried to get away. But the owner, hearing the ruckus, shouted for help, and the thief was caught red-handed. Police have sent him to court. koh santepheap

Bouncer berated by boozer beats man badly
A nightclub bouncer lived up to his job title when he beat up a customer on Monday night in Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district. The victim left the club in a drunken haze, ordering the bouncer to get his car. The 30-year-old was busy dealing with other customers and didn’t respond, triggering an ill-conceived hail of curses in his direction from the inebriated customer. The victim was left with serious injuries, and police ejected the bouncer from his own club and into a pair of handcuffs. kampuchea thmey

When pantry doesn’t suffice, men raid the rice
Three hungry men were arrested in Pursat town on Tuesday after breaking into the local rice mill. Police caught the trio before they could steal any rice after seeing them break down the door of the mill. Those arrested have admitted to the charge and police have sent them to court. An accomplice managed to escape and police are still looking for him. kampuchea thmey

Thief threatens bride for ‘something borrowed’
A newlywed was robbed in Kandal’s Sanag district on Tuesday as she returned home from her own wedding. The blissful bride was stopped and threatened with a knife, agreeing to hand over her belongings to the thief. Local police caught up with the suspect, arresting him and sending him to court. Her belongings were returned, but the memories of her special day will likely remain tainted for much longer. Rasmey kampuchea

Cocks blocked by cops, gambling ring busted
Five cockfighters were arrested in Kratie town on Tuesday for gambling on the illegal and bloody sport. Police said they raided a house full of raucous gamblers, arresting only five people while the others escaped. Three motorcycles and five roosters were seized as evidence. Police detained the gamblers and made them sign a contract pledging to stop. Koh santepheap

Translated by Sen David



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