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Police Blotter: 20 June 2013

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again
A 40-year-old Kampong Chhang man just might make the running for World’s Worst Son after allegedly pushing his elderly mother out of a second-storey window. Inebriated following a long night on the town, the man stumbled home and began assaulting his wife. She escaped his wrath, but his mother was not so lucky. When the wife fled, he then turned on his mum, shoving her out the window and causing serious injury. The man tried to get away, but police arrested him and sent him to court.  Deum  Ampil

Disarming crash lands armed robber in clinic
A wannabe armed robber is in the hospital after choosing a questionable venue for a stick-up: a busy road. Police say the man pulled up behind an intended victim, as they drove in Phnom Penh’s Por Sen Chey district on Monday with the hopes of making off big. Instead, he lost control and crashed his motorbike into another, wiping out and suffering serious injuries. At the scene of the crash, police quickly found the gun with which the man threatened his marks. Koh Santepheap

Thieves drag woman off moto, sent to court
Two alleged thieves are in court after causing more damage than intended. As a woman drove past in Phnom Penh’s Daun Penh district on Tuesday, the two suspects snatched at her purse. Refusing to relinquish the bag, she was pulled off the bike and suffered serious injuries, police said. The pair tried to flee the scene, but police collared them. Both admitted to the crime, police said.  Koh Santepheap

Robbers didn’t count on making an impression
Remembering faces better than names can sometimes come in handy. On Tuesday night, two men allegedly robbed a woman at knifepoint in Battambang province. The muggers made off with $200 from the woman. But they didn’t count on a face-off, and when the woman remembered the pair and was able to identify them to police the next day, both were forced to admit to their misdeed, police said.  Koh santepheap

One learns the hard way that a friend in need takes
The best of friends can make the worst of enemies, as a student in Takeo learned the hard way. The woman’s motorbike, which was unlocked outside her house, went missing shortly after her friend came over to borrow some books. She first doubted her friend was the culprit, police said, but when he never returned with the books, or even say hello, she began to grow suspicious. Police are now looking for the friend in need.  Kampuchea Thmey

Translated by Sen David



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