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Police Blotter: 13 Jul 2012

Police Blotter: 13 Jul 2012

Miffed man murders mate after melee
A 23-year-old man accused of murder was arrested in Svay Rieng town on Tuesday. Police said he killed his friend after the two had a fight in a local nightclub. With his gang in tow, the murderer followed the man to attack him on the way home. Others present at the crime scene managed to make an escape. Kampuchea Thmey

Experienced thieves get a little too cocky
Police in Phnom Pen’s Sen Sok district arrested a group of eight people for robbery on Wednesday. The friends, who police said often go on thievery escapades together, may have been experienced, but seemed lacking in caution, as they committed the crime in full view of police. They were subsequently caught along with the loot – a motorbike and a cell phone. The court will now decide their fate. Koh Santepheap

Man’s perfect crime not so perfect after all
A 29-year-old man was arrested after allegedly robbing his friend in Kampot town on Tuesday. Police said that more than $700 went missing from the victim’s house after he left and forgot to lock his front door. He turned to the police and named the culprit – a person close enough to him to have known where he kept his savings. The suspect is awaiting for trial behind bars. Rasmey Kampuchea

Thief snatches purse, forgets to flee scene
A habitual thief was arrested at a market in Phnom Penh’s Daun Penh district on Monday. The 20-year-old woman took advantage of a moment when a vendor busied herself with customers, stole her bag and carried on lurking around the place. It took a while before the market security finally stopped her. Her career as purse-snatcher appears in jeopardy as the police have sent her to court. Koh Santepheap

Hit-and-run driver no longer on the run
Police in Kampong Cham town arrested a man guilty of killing one and injuring two in a tragic road accident on Wednesday. According to witnesses, a truck driver lost control of his car, and his reckless manoeuvres swept three people on motorbikes off the road. Victims were quickly hospitalised, but a woman’s life was lost. The man fled the scene, attempting to avoid responsibility, but police didn’t let him get far. He is now in jail awaiting his date in court. Koh Santepheap

Translated by Sen David

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