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Police Blotter: 6 Nov 2012

Boozy burglars swipe locked up motorbike
A Kampong Cham man has been reunited with his moto three days after it disappeared from a factory parking lot near his house, a spot he deemed safer for overnight parking than his driveway. A pair of hooligans disabused him of the notion, making off with the vehicle despite a pair of locks. The devious duo were hauled in on Saturday after a complaint was filed and confessed to the theft and dropping the loot on booze. They have been sent to court. Rasmey Kampuchea

Teen leaves getaway plan up on the roof
A trouble-making teen’s plan for a house robbery fell flat in one key area: the get-away. The owner of the Tuol Kork district abode returned home after dinner on Sunday to find his locks undone and the front door swinging open.
A search of the premises revealed not only that the home had been tossed for valuables but that the 15-year-old thief was still there – sitting on the roof. The fledgling burglar attempted to make a break for it once discovered, but ended up in the hands of fast-responding police. He awaits justice at court. Rasmey Kampuchea

Man stabbed trying to stop wife-beater
A Siem Reap man tried to intervene in his neighbours’ burgeoning brawl on Saturday, only to be wounded for his efforts. The 24-year-old good Samaritan,  who tried to stop the man next door hitting his wife, will think twice before again acting the marriage moderator after the spouse in question came after him with a knife, stabbing him in the arm. Police sent him to hospital, and the couple were detained in a bid to find resolution. Kampuchea Thmey

Fast fare resulted in more than bargained for
A chance to make 6,000 riel cost a motodop in the capital’s Dangkor district his bike, and nearly his life, on Saturday night. Cops say the 35-year-old picked up the would-be fare only to find himself with a knife at his throat and driving to a quiet location per his assailant’s instructions. The victim filed a complaint to police afterwards. Authorities said it was too little too late as the thief had likely made a clean getaway. Kampuchea Thmey

Neighbourhood card game nixed in Daun Penh  
A not-so-secret card game was busted by police in Phnom Penh’s Daun Penh district on Saturday after nosy neighbours dropped the dime on the supposedly discreet affair. Cops arrived at the street-side venue to find a multitude of gamblers but only managed to snare three as the crowd bolted as the police swarmed. The sad-sack trio who failed to make the getaway told cops they knew the game was illegal but had gone all-in, thanks to an addiction to games of chance. Koh Santepheap

Translated by Sen David

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