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Police Blotter: 25 Sep 2012

Police: Mechanic stole bolts, screws and tools
Police arrested a 17-year-old fledgling flimflammer in a Kampong Cham car workshop – also the boy’s workplace – after the alleged garage greaser progressively pilfered an array of nuts, bolts, screws and tools over a number of weeks. The suspect’s employer got a whiff something was hinky, and his gumshoeing paid off. When the coppers arrived on the Tbong Khum district scene the shamefaced suspect admitted to the thefts. He was sent to court. Koh Santepheap

Nabbed man accused of distributing drugs
A hop-head drug peddler was caught in the act by police in Phnom Penh’s Tuol Kork district on Sunday, police said. The 25-year-old red-hot was caught red-handed with 10 packages of yama, allegedly admitting to the bobbies that he was preparing the pills for distribution. A bevy of bagmen also involved in the crime split from the scene, but police are still in pursuit of them. The arrested suspect was sent to court. Rasmey Kampuchea

Alleged drunken driver hits man, speeds away
A man was seriously injured in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district yesterday after an inebriated buffoon spilled out of a bar and sped away in his car, barrelling into the hapless victim, police said. The callous cad showed no signs of remorse, abandoning the car and fleeing the scene immediately. The wounded victim was sent to a provincial hospital, while police are hanging on to the suspect’s vehicle for further investigations and are “looking forward to arresting him”. Koh Santepheap

Alleged burglars nabbed after attempted robbery
Three alleged burglars caught ransacking a house in Phnom Penh’s Makara district on Saturday had been breaking into houses in the area for some time, police said. On the night in question, police were patrolling the neighbourhood and copped the sneaks after they tried to hot-foot it out of a property. The trio were duly sent to court. Deum Ampil

That’s not a buoy, that’s a body, boy discovers
A boy hopping in for an ocean swim at a Sihanoukville beach was startled to discover a floating fellow paddler was in fact deceased. The panicked lad leapt out of the water and ran to report the stiff to local police. The body of the dead man is now being examined to see whether his death was caused by foul or aquatic play. Koh Santepheap

Translated by Sen David

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