Police Blotter: 10 Dec 2012

Police Blotter: 10 Dec 2012

Unwelcome advances results in beer brawl
A 30-year old man’s innocent flirtations with a female beer vendor turned into an all out beer glass fight with her angry relative on Wednesday in Banteay Meanchey’s Poipet town. Police said the woman informed her relative, 25, about the man’s unwelcome advances, who, infuriated, reacted by lashing out with his beer glass. The admirer retaliated and both were injured before police showed up and arrested them. Nokorwat

‘What, this gun?’ says man caught carrying
A 34-year old man entered a karaoke parlour in Phnom Pehn’s Sen Sok district with a gun strapped to his waist and claimed it was only for self-protection, not crime. The district military police were alerted when a waiter spotted the gun. When the police arrived, the suspect said he had bought the gun only to protect himself against gangsters who had been threatening him. The police arrested him anyway, and further dampened his day by confiscating his motorbike and more than $1,000 from him. Nokorwat

There was one problem with the plan: the police  
Two broke teenagers hoping to make some fast cash attempted to burgle an empty home in Phnom Penh’s Chamkarmon district early Friday, but failed when the police apprehended them. The two teens, aged 15 and 17, made their move at about 1:30am when they noticed the homeowners were out, but in their excitement, did not notice patrolling police who walked by. Upon arrest, the two suspects confessed. Nokorwat

Armed moto thieves unbike, shoot  victim
Two armed men and a woman are still at large after stealing a motorbike on Thursday in Kandal’s Ang Snuol district. Police said the owner of the stolen motorbike was on his way home from work when the suspects, who had been tailing him, overtook his bike and pushed him off. He attempted to fight them, but was forced to run when one of them shot at him. Police are still searching for the three suspects and the stolen bike. Koh Santepheap

Bag thief at university thwarted by local cops
A university student who left his bag unattended during lunch hour on Friday was almost the victim of petty theft in Phnom Penh’s Daun Penh district, but patrol officers saved the day. Police said the university student had placed his bag, containing a laptop and an iPhone on the table while eating with his friend, when the thief struck. The student noticed in time and called for help. Police gave chase and arrested the suspect, returning the bag to the student. The suspects were sent to court. Kampuchea Thmey

Translated by Phak Seangly

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