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Police Blotter: 6 Mar 2013

Police Blotter: 6 Mar 2013

Former employee takes severance idea literally
Both an employer and his employee got the axe on Sunday in Battambang town, albeit in very different ways. According to police, the 21-year-old employee was fired by his boss, 59, from the restaurant where he worked due to a “mental health problem”. The incensed employee stormed out of the restaurant, only to return about 30 minutes later with an axe, and chopped his ex-boss once on the arm. Police picked up the disgruntled employee. Nokorwat

Once again, ex-workers storm out of job in style
Two hot-headed ex-plantation workers are really feeling the heat after being arrested Sunday for allegedly setting fire to the orange grove from which they were fired in Pursat province’s Kravanh district. Police said the two men were fired from the plantation on suspicion of stealing after some things turned up missing. Upset at the implication that they were not ideal employees, the two allegedly returned to the plantation and set a fire that claimed 130 orange trees and other property valued at 30 million riel ($7,500). Cops arrested the pair the same day. Nokorwat

Battery thief’s energy not enough to escape
An attempted battery thief is in for another kind of charge altogether after getting pinched yesterday in the capital’s Daun Penh district. Police said the suspect, 19, was trying to work the battery out of a parked car when a security guard spotted him. Though he tried to flee, a group of neighbourhood residents gave chase and detained him. The vigilantes handed the man over to police, who said he confessed to the crime. Deum Ampil

Computer thief crashes hard in attempt to sell
An alleged thief is in a pickle for stealing an Apple in Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district on Monday. According to police, the man, 30, stole an Apple laptop from the computer store where he worked, and attempted to sell it at a phone shop for $120, only to be arrested at the phone shop, laptop in hand. Police said he confessed to the heist, claiming that he was underpaid at the computer store, and didn’t have enough spending money.  Koh Santepheap
 
Motorbike riders fly off bike after hitting pothole
Three young men were badly injured in a drunk-driving accident in Phnom Penh’s Russey Keo district on Monday. Police said the men were at a friend’s wedding where the drink was flowing. On the way home their motorbike hit a pothole. The men were seriously injured and were sent to a nearby clinic. The bike was confiscated by police, who said the accident was caused by driving carelessly while under the influence of alcohol. Kampuchea Thmey

Translated by Phak Seangly

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