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Police Blotter: 12 Dec 2012

Burning with shame, man torches his home
Sparked by money troubles, a 32-year old man set fire to his own house on Sunday in Kampong Chhnang town. Police and neighbours intervened just in time to stop the blazing fire before it spread to other houses. Afterwards, the suspect’s mother confirmed that her smouldering son set fire to the house because he was broke. The police are still searching for the suspect. Kampuchea Thmey

Loitering lout busted with pockets full of drugs
A 43-year-old man was looking to get caught when he stood around a street with drugs in his pocket in Phnom Penh’s Russey Keo district on Monday. Police said the suspect looked suspicious, and a prompt search revealed two packages of pills. According to police, the suspect confessed that he was trying to sell them, and was quickly arrested for drug trafficking. Rasmey Kampuchea

Young woman killed in Meanchey hit-and-run
A 21-year-old woman was run over and killed in a traffic accident in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district on Sunday. Police said the victim was driving a motorbike when a truck crashed into her, running her over. According to a witness, the truck driver was driving carelessly. Police are still looking for the rogue driver. Deum Ampil

Two bumbling necklace thieves get bracelets  
Two thieves on a motorbike attempted to make a fast escape after snatching a necklace off a woman’s neck on Monday, but botched the escapte moments later.  According to police in Phnom Penh’s Tuol Kork district, the suspects sped away from the scene just a little too quickly,  losing control of the bike and spilling into the street. The pair was caught, and the necklace was returned to its rightful owner. Koh santepheap

Cops shoot holes in gun owner’s nostalgia
A 20-year-old man was arrested for possessing an illegal gun in spite of its sentimental value on Monday. Police in Pursat’s Veal Veng district were alerted to the gun’s presence when a neighbour complained, and upon inspection, found the gun in the suspect’s home. The suspect claimed that the gun was a memento of his late father, who had owned it before him. Unfortunately, sentiment was not enough to avoid an arrest. Kampuchea Thmey

Translated by Sen David

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