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Police Blotter: 31 Aug 2012

Smooth-talking thief steals heart and bike
Love lost its lustre for a 23-year-old Kandal Saang woman on Tuesday when she faced the ultimate betrayal - her boyfriend allegedly filched and hawked her motorcycle. The suspect schmoozed his supposed sweetheart into lending him her vehicle, but both he and the motorcycle failed to return. When reported to police, it was revealed that Romeo was a veritable thug, having spent time in prison. Police are now on the hunt for the lothario and have appealed to women to resist his roguish charms. Rasmei Kampuchea

Police find ‘ya ma’ pills concealed in man’s bag
The wrath of a crowd of cops didn’t stop a 23-year-old drug dealer from fleeing when police discovered that his bulging bag was full of 77 “ya ma” pills. Cruising the streets in Preah Vihea’s Cham Ksan district on Tuesday, police got a whiff that something was askew and called for the suspect to pull over.  He ignored their requests, speeding on, but was no match for the enforcers, who swiftly blocked him off. The sheepish dealer admitted to the crime and was sent to court. Koh Santepheap

Suspects flee police, seek odd place to hide
Two thieves took an unusual detour on Tuesday in Phnom Penh’s Daun Penh district while trying to evade police, who allege that the suspects snatched a pedestrian’s necklace and raced away with the prize. When they detected the trail, the flustered suspects sought shelter in the Ministry of Women’s Affairs building. They were cornered by staff and soon arrested. The uninjured victim won her jewellery back and thieves went to court. Deum Apil

Man flees police,  thinks they forgot about him
An arrogant brute, accused of bashing his sister unconscious, thought he had eluded police on Tuesday in Kandal town after authorities tried to arrest him. The suspect, with a long history of domestic violence, managed to escape a police officer’s grip, but absurdly returned to his family home, which he assumed police had “forgotten about”. They were, of course, waiting for him. He was sent to court. Rasmei Kampuchea

Accused fraudsters get woman to leave stall
Police nabbed two fraudsters in Kampong Speu town on Tuesday who allegedly rused a gold vendor into abandoning her stall. In a sly subterfuge, the men masqueraded as potential customers and conned the woman into leaving them with her booty. The suspects fled with the stash but at the last minute were apprehended by police. They were sent to court. Kampuchea Thmey

Translated by Sen David

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