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Police Blotter: 18 Jan 2013

Police Blotter: 18 Jan 2013

Young man dances into danger at club in capital
Planning to hit the club this weekend? Take a tip from the Blotter and do not trip up a stranger. Entangled legs on a Chamkarmon district dance floor led to violence on Tuesday as one man’s misstep quickly turned into a heated argument that poured into the street. Police said the 21-year-old sustained injuries serious enough to require hospitalisation after a group of men beat him over the incident. No arrests were made that night, as the scoundrels fled the scene, but police are now looking to pick them up. Rasmey Kampuchea

Taking toddler’s trinket is no trifling matter
Time to lock up your toddler’s jewellery. The second three-year-old in a week was the victim of a chain snatching on Tuesday. This one occurred in Kampong Speu’s Kong Pisei district, where police said the little one was visiting a pagoda with her grandmother. The assailant, a 29-year-old woman, grabbed the necklace easily enough, but didn’t make it far. The child’s wailing quickly drew the attention of police, who made the arrest almost immediately. The suspect is now cooling her heels in jail. Deum Ampil

Man’s temper is shorter than villagers’ memory
There's probably a statute of limitations on destroying property in the Kingdom, but it’s apparently longer than two years, as one Battambang man found out Tuesday. Police said the 57-year-old from the province’s Banon district had skedaddled back in 2010 after a feud with a neighbour saw him take an axe to the man’s car and motorbike before heading for the hills. Unfortunately for our short-tempered hero, no one had forgotten about the incident when he wandered back into town on Tuesday. With a court warrant still outstanding, the cops bagged him immediately, and he’s now waiting for a court date. Kampuchea Thmey

Tool taker taken on trip to local police station
A 29-year-old Kampong Speu machinist might’ve been able to open his own shop soon if police hadn’t foiled his plan. Authorities said the man had been consistently stealing tools from the shop where he worked over a period of time, leading his boss to finally get wise and file a complaint. The cops slapped the cuffs on him Wednesday and he quickly confessed to his kleptomaniac ways. Koh Santepheap

Three seriously injured when tuk-tuk hits moto
There siblings were seriously injured in Banteay Meanchey on Wednesday when struck by a speeding tuk-tuk. Police said the trio had been headed to their native Poipet town for a visit when the taxi careened into the moto that was carrying them. The driver, who witnesses said was at fault, immediately fled the scene. Police are now looking to arrest him. Rasmey Kampuchea  

Translated by Phak Seangly