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Police Blotter: 31 May 2013

Police Blotter: 31 May 2013

Backup arrives for both sides in market scuffle

Hell hath no fury like a scavenger scorned – well, until backup arrives. Police said a 43-year-old woman was collecting recycleables at the capital’s Russei Keo market on Tuesday when a security guard ejected her and then slapped her across the face in the ensuing argument. She was soon joined by her husband and two relatives ready to settle the score. Unfortunately for her, nine other security guards soon arrived and fell upon the quartet with wooden sticks. A complaint has been filed and forwarded to court. Kampuchea thmey

Thieves shoot legs for loot in capital robbery

A 38-year-old Meanchey district man is recovering from gunshot wounds after a terrifying robbery on Wednesday. Police said the man was travelling home alone when five men riding motorbikes forced him off the road and robbed him at gunpoint. Perhaps unwisely, the man scuffled with the suspects and was shot twice in the leg. Local cops heard the gunfire, but the assailants had fled before they arrived. The victim is now in hospital. Koh santepheap

Romance ends for lovers when a knife is pulled

A couple’s quiet moonlit idyll ended abruptly on Tuesday when three men pulled a knife on them as they cuddled on a park bench in Phnom Penh’s Daun Penh district. The three brigands lifted a phone, a ring and $100 cash, but were caught by police who heard the couple’s cries for help. Two of the suspects escaped and the man left behind not only confessed but quickly squealed on his comrades. Police are now searching for them. Kampuchea thmey

Takeover move lands moto rider in hospital

An attempt to overtake somene on a busy road in the capital’s Meanchey district has left a 30-year-old man in critical condition. Police said the man was hurtling past another moto when they collided, sending him into oncoming traffic. Unable to stop in time, a truck ran into him, leaving the victim with a severe head injury. Although police agreed the injured motorist was at fault, the truck driver paid compensation to end his role in the case. Nokorwat

Instagram shots swiped by riverside hooligans

A would-be shutterbug had her photo ruined on Tuesday when the iPhone she was using to snap pics on the capital’s riverside was snatched from her hands. Police said the 25-year-old was strolling near the riverbank while taking a break from work when two men, aged 20 and 24, ran the ol’ snatch-and-grab. Their success was short-lived however as patrolling cops managed to snare them before they got away. The woman got her phone back and the young punks were sent to court. Kampuchea Thmey

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