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Police Blotter: 20 Aug 2012

Police Blotter: 20 Aug 2012

Iron grip saves purse, earns case of road rash
A feverish scuffle broke out between a couple and two thieves on a motorcycle in Kandal province’s Takhmao district on Saturday. Police said the two victims were cruising along on their own motorcycle when the thieves pounced, snatching a purse. The couple latched on to the suspects and dragged them to the ground, which then caused them to topple off their own vehicle. The victims were seriously injured, but the suspects absconded and were later caught by police, who sent them to court. Koh Santepheap

Easier to outrun friends than cops: drug dealers
Police nabbed six dubious drug dealers on Saturday in a Battambang raid. Swooping in on six bulging packages of “yama”, police said a throng of other suspects fled the scene. The sinful six that were caught admitted to the crime and their intention to sell the drugs. They have been sent to court. Rasmey Kampuchea

Stealing from a baby not so easy in Phnom Penh
A toddler's tears were shed in Phnom Penh’s Tuol Kork district on Saturday after two cunning con-women ripped a little boy’s necklace from his chest while he was shopping in a market with his mother. The thieving ladies made a hasty escape but were pulled up by police soon after and sent to court. Rasmey Kampuchea

Habitual vandals sack vendor’s stall in Pursat
Two rowdy ruffians were arrested after they allegedly broke into a vendor’s shop in Pursat’s Krakor district on Saturday night, ripping the stall apart in an act of reckless sabotage. However, security guards witnessed the defacement and the suspects, 26 and 24 years old, were arrested, later confessing to a slew of vandalism crimes. Police sent the pair to court. Kampuchea Thmey

Moto theft in Banlung not very neighbourly
Two neighbours from Ratanakkiri’s Banlong town are pals no longer after one, a 29-year-old man, allegedly stole his mate’s motorcycle on Saturday. According to the victim, the suspect pretended he wanted to borrow the vehicle, but three days later had still not returned it. Police arrested the suspect and sent him to court. Koh Santepheap

Translated by Sen David

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