Police Blotter: 09 May 2013

Police Blotter: 09 May 2013

Drug dealer picks own pocket, gets arrested
A small-time drug dealer was arrested in Battambang’s Phnom Prek district on Tuesday after accidently dropping his stash in front of police. The man was stopped by the cops and fined for riding his motorbike without a helmet, but when he reached into his pocket for the dollars, more than money came out. A bag of yama also saw the light of day, resulting in police arresting him and seizing 12 pills. He confessed to selling drugs and has been sent to court. Koh Santepheap

Thief makes a mess of $1,000 opportunity
A crafty crook tried to take advantage of a wealthy car owner’s forgetfulness when he neglected to lock his vehicle on Tuesday. Police said the victim had parked outside his home in Phnom Penh’s 7 Makara district and was inside while the 22-year-old robber helped himself to a stash of cash in the car. The man tried to escape with more than $1,000 but was caught by the car owner’s neighbours when he shouted for help. Police have sent him to court. Rasmey Kampuchea

Rock show in street ends in man’s arrest
An amateur shotputter had a chance to practise his skills in Kampong Thom’s Baray district on Tuesday after being driven to his wits’ end by a man who had been constantly stealing his parking spot. After seeing the man parked in front of his house for the umpteenth time, he began throwing hails of rocks at the car in anger, smashing windows and causing a ruckus until local police managed to subdue him and pack him off to court. Rasmey Kampuchea

Gang of 20 beat man, 20, to a pulp outside home
A 20-year-old was left for dead after being attacked by 20 men in Phnom Penh’s Tuol Kork district on Tuesday. Police said the victim was leaving his house when the large group of gangsters jumped him. They beat the youngster to a pulp with only their fists and made a quick escape, leaving him bloody and unconscious. There seemed to be no motive for the attack. Police are looking for the gang. Koh Santepheap

Police pounce on man wielding knife at student
A thief was foiled when police caught him trying to rob a female student at knifepoint in Phnom Penh on Tuesday. Police said the victim was riding her motorbike back from school through a quiet street in Chamkarmon district when she was stopped by the 30-year-old who brandished a knife and asked for her moto. Luckily local police were nearby and pounced immediately, arresting the suspect before the woman was hurt. Koh Santepheap

Translated by Sen David

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