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Police Blotter: 10 Oct 2012

Thieves nick necklace from disabled boy’s neck
Two mercenary moto crooks, determined on making a steal in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district on Sunday, allegedly bent so low as to nick the necklace of a disabled boy while he was sitting in front of his house. The pair snatched the piece from around the victim’s neck as they sped past him but failed to spot the policeman nearby who witnessed the whole thing. The bobby gave chase and managed to nab one of the callous crims, aged 20, while his mate motoed off. Koh Santepheap

Cowed by knife, man lets thieves take his things
Theive in Banteay Meanchey’s Serei Sophorn district made short work of a house robbery on Sunday when their victim handed over a necklace, ring and money under threat of little more than a menacingly waved knife. The frightened occupant said the men refrained from using fists or guns but whipped out the knife and quickly made off with the loot. The victim complained to police and the disappearing duo are now wanted men. Kampuchea Thmey

Motodop learns lesson: don’t deal and drive
A waiting motodop with an alleged drug-dealing business on the side was caught out on Sunday when his two lines of work inconveniently crossed over. Police in Kampong Cham’s Prey Chhor district spotted the driver dealing the dope while parked at a street corner, waiting for customers wanting legitimate trips. A search revealed six packages on the indiscreet dealer and he was duly sent to court. Koh Santepheap

Thief tries to steal moto with its owner still on it
A safty-conscious motorist who pulled over to make a phone call in Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district on Sunday was dealt an incautious blow when an opportunistic thief allegedly tried to steal his moto out from under him. The scheming scrounger was furiously fought off while his vexed victim cried out for help. Local police were alerted to the struggle for the moto and managed to chase the 29-year-old suspect down. Deum Ampil

Reckless driver leaves a man dead in his wake
A man from Kandal’s Kein Svay district was killed on Sunday after he stepped in the path of a drunken hoon. An eyewitness said the car’s driver was gunning it down the road in a manner that appeared less-than-sober. After plowing into the 37-year-old victim, he fled the scene and was the subject of a fruitless police search. The unfortunate victim died at the scene. Rasmey Kumpuchea

Translated by Sen David

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