Police Blotter: 08 May 2013

Police Blotter: 08 May 2013

Police think truck driver had beef with attackers
A 34-year-old container truck driver was found unconscious and bleeding from his head in the front seat of his vehicle on Monday. Local residents alerted police to the mysterious truck parked on the pavement where they found the dazed driver. He claimed to have been attacked by a group of unknown men wearing masks but said nothing was stolen. Police remain sceptical of that story, concluding instead that the man had an ongoing dispute with his attackers. They are now investigating. Kampuchea Thmey

One thief in pair caught after falling off moto
A BAG-SNATCHER arrested in Phnom Penh did no favours for Cambodia’s tourist economy when he stole a Korean woman’s handbag on Monday. Police said the woman was strolling in 7 Makara district when two men on a motorbike snatched her purse as they sped by. She screamed for help and local police gave chase. One man was caught when he tumbled off the bike as the duo tried to get away. Deum Ampil

Orange-juice-drinking B’bang boys fight it out
SIX feisty Battambang schoolboys from rival gangs were arrested after fighting each other with belts and knives on Sunday. Police said three of the boys were buying orange juice after school when they caught their adversaries staring at them. A rumble straight out of West Side Story followed, though the trio skipped the dancing and  went straight to viciously attacking their foes, leaving one boy with serious injuries. Police intervened and arrested all of the troublemakers. Rasmey Kampuchea

Brothers see jail time for challenging police
A PAIR of siblings doubled down on their original crime Monday night when they tried to fight police after causing a traffic accident. The duo were drunkenly driving their motorbike when they hit a pedestrian in Phnom Penh’s Por Sen Chey district. When police arrived at the scene, instead of trying to deny their guilt, the pair put up their dukes instead – never a good idea when faced with the full force of the law. They were detained and have been sent to court. Koh Santepheap

Driver flees from truck after hitting, killing man
ANOTHER hit-and-run has claimed a life in Phnom Penh, with a 50-year-old the latest killed when he was hit by a truck on Monday night. Police said the man was crossing the road in Por Sen Chey district when the truck mowed him down. The driver escaped into the wild, leaving his vehicle at the scene. Police are holding the truck while searching for the suspect. Deum Ampil

Translated by Sen David

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