Police Blotter: 10 June 2013

Police Blotter: 10 June 2013

Young moto thief gives himself up for a steal
A 22-year-old man ended up with more than a traffic ticket on Friday when police in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district caught him red-handed trying to steal a motorbike. While monitoring the area for traffic law violations, they nabbed a big item ticket when they spied the thief starting to make off with the bike. They quickly caught the man, who admitted to the attempted theft.  Koh Santepheap

Necklace-snatch duo don’t make it all too far
Two reported thieves appeared home free, until police arrested them at their home on Saturday. One of the suspects drove a motorbike in Phnom Penh’s Daun Penh district, while the other, riding on the back, snatched a necklace off a victim who was getting some exercise with a walk in the park. The 19-year-old and 20-year-old women made it home, but shortly after arriving there, police showed up and the dynamic duo swiftly confessed.  Kampuchea Thmey

Drunk driver flees after pedestrian is injured
A drink-driving hit-and-run accident left a 24-year-old man with serious injuries in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district. After wetting his whistle at a local bar, the driver allegedly hit the pedestrian, who was walking along the road. When police arrived at the scene, the driver had already fled. The victim suffered injury to his leg and was taken to the hospital.  Kampuchea Thmey

Stabbing of stepdad worth it even with nab
A 25-year-old man got both mad and even when he allegedly stabbed his stepfather for abusing his mother. Police arrested the suspect in Kampong Cham’s Prey Chor district on Saturday after the stabbing left his stepfather seriously injured. The suspect admitted to the crime, saying he couldn’t stand seeing his mother mistreated almost every day.  Deum ampil

Getaway thief doesn’t wind up very far away
In another case of justice delayed, police arrested a burglar a day after he allegedly broke into and robbed a house. The suspect was apprehended in Phnom Penh’s Russey Keo district after allegedly stealing construction tools and money when the homeowner was away. The alleged thief got away, but police knew his identity and arrested him at his house the next day.  Koh santepheap

Translated by Sen David

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