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Police Blotter: 2 Aug 2012

Police Blotter: 2 Aug 2012

Dog days just beginning for pair of pooch thieves
A devious couple were caught red-handed on Sunday trying to pilfer a villager’s pet dog in Kandal’s Sa Ang district. The cunning man and woman attempted to poison the pooch, but villagers spotted them and fought and chased them away. One villager almost died after allegedly being beaten by the suspects, but police then intervened and arrested the pair. The suspects claimed they were only trying to steal the dog to make some cash. Police have sent them to court. Kampuchea Thmey

Motodop nearly loses the tools of his trade
A motodop who left his motorbike out in front of a friend’s house in Phnom Penh’s Tuol Kork district on Monday had a close call when his vehicle was stolen. A 27-year-old man allegedly swiped the motorbike, but the victim saw the theft and shouted out for help. Police chased the thief down and arrested him. The motorbike was returned to its owner and the suspect was sent to court. Koh Santepheap

Man shot to death for his moto in Phnom Penh
A motobike driver was shot dead in Phnom Penh’s Chamkarmon district on Monday after a violent attempted robbery. A 32-year old man allegedly pulled a gun on the victim, shooting him and stealing the motorbike. However, police heard the gunfire and caught the suspect attempting to flee the scene. He has been sent to court. Kampuchea Thmey

Day goes from bad to worse for theft victim
A necklace-snatching victim endured further turmoil on Tuesday when she was smashed into by a motorbike minutes after the theft. Two men were arrested after allegedly grabbing the woman’s necklace as she crossed the street. A resident chased them down and police arrested them, however, the victim was sent to hospital with injuries. The suspects were sent to court. Koh Santepheap

Tipsy tuk-tuk driver tips vehicle, then expires
A tuk-tuk carrying three young women and being driven by an allegedly drunk driver crashed and flipped on the sidewalk in Phnom Penh’s Tuol Kork district on Tuesday, killing the driver and leaving the three passengers critically injured. Police said all four were intoxicated. The women are still in hospital. Deum Ampil

Translated by Sen David

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