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Police Blotter: 29 Jan 2013

Police Blotter: 29 Jan 2013

Getaway plan forgotten in ill-considered robbery
You can run, but you can’t always hide. Two jewellery-snatching robbers learned this the hard way when police burst into the guesthouse they were hiding in on Sunday, ending all their fun and seizing their booty. The light-fingered pair had snatched a woman’s necklace and phone earlier in the day and figured taking refuge in a guesthouse was a better idea than actually fleeing the scene. They were sent to court. Kampuchea Thmey

Fences, not fisticuffs, make good neighbours
Loving thy neighbour was not a commandment even partly adhered to by two women who got physical with each other over their house boundaries in the capital’s Dangkor district on Sunday. Police said another neighbour saw the battle royale unfurl before his eyes. The scrapping duo meant business, it seems, as both were left injured at the end of the altercation. They have been sent to hospital. Koh Santepheap

Deals, wheels and now headaches for peddlers
A wheeling and dealing couple peddling drugs were arrested after they rode past officers on their motorbike along the road in Banteay Meanchey’s O’Chrou district last Saturday. Police suspected the fishy couple were up to no good and gave chase. Their efforts paid off when they found drugs on the pair. The couple are unlikely to be doing any more deals on two wheels for a while after being sent to court. Koh Santepheap

Strangers in the night: theft was a moto away
Don’t go out alone at night and don’t talk to strangers: parents impart this wisdom on children for a reason, and even adults would do well by it. A 22-year-old woman was robbed of her motorbike after she went for a joyride late on Sunday night. She was threatened and relieved of her ride at knifepoint, but managed to escape uninjured to file a complaint with the police, who are hunting the suspect. Kampuchea Thmey

Drunkard beats wife, staggers off on foot
A 53-year-old drunkard with a perverse penchant for violence was busted by police after beating his wife in Kampong Cham province on Saturday. Police said the man was more than a little inebriated during the incident and, in the cowardly fashion he is apparently renowned for, had tried to leg it out of there. Fortunately, a neighbour filed a complaint and the man was arrested. His wife was sent to hospital — and he was sent to court. Rasmey Kampuchea

To contact the reporter on this story: Sen David at [email protected]
 

 

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