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Police Blotter: 21-09-2012

Yama-dealing guests overstay their welcome
A Sen Sok district guesthouse in Phnom Penh became a makeshift yama hoarding house – the owners of the auberge apparently oblivious to the drug peddling taking place. According to police, four men hovering outside the hostel gates were arrested with bulging packages strapped to their bodies, with the alleged dealers admitting they were selling the narcotics. Police admitted they had observed the wheeling and dealing “for a long time” but had insufficient evidence to pounce on the pariahs. The suspects have been sent to court. Kampuchea Thmey

Diamonds are forever, but theft is six months
Reckless driving got the better of two alleged jewellery-snatchers in Phnom Penh’s Daun Penh district on Tuesday when the thieving goons smashed into another motorcycle while attempting to flee a crime scene. Police said the duo grabbed the gems from the suspect as she plodded along on her own moped, causing her to lose her balance and tumble to the ground. Police arrested the hangdog crooks immediately, sending them to court and the victim to hospital. Koh Santepheap

Hubby lands punch that broke the camel’s back
A 45-year-old alleged wife-beater was arrested in Kampong Cham town on Tuesday after his wife claimed she had suffered years of abuse at the hands of her hot-headed hubby. The victim filed a complaint with police, claiming she could not endure a day longer with the suspected bacchanalian. Police arrested the suspect and sent him to court. Kampuchea Thmey

Pharmacist doles out sweet salve of justice
Two fraudsters in Phnom Penh’s Russey Keo district were arrested on Wednesday after they masqueraded as poorly patients in a pharmacy and instead pilfered the proprietor’s phone. However the perceptive pharmacy cottoned on to the con, calling for help, and police arrived swiftly to the scene. One charlatan managed to flee on his motorcycle, while the other was arrested and sent to court. Rasmey Kampuchea

Cock of the walk now talk of the cell block
A cocky crook swaggered into a Chamkarmon district home in the light of day on Wednesday, wielding a knife and threatening the house’s sole female occupant, police said. The robber allegedly stole property and made a hasty escape. Neighbours witnessed the holdup and called police, who arrested the suspect and sent him to court. Koh Santepheap

To contact the reporter on this story: Sen David at david.sen@phnompenhpost.com

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