Police Blotter: 14-01-2013

Police Blotter: 14-01-2013

Massage patrons give thief hands-on service
After attempting to steal two mobile phones from a massage parlour in Phnom Penh’s Daun Penh district, a 27-year-old was given a full-body treatment that left him unconscious. Police said that after pilfering the phones, the thief tried to make his escape when the parlour’ patrons noticed the missing items and chased after him. With the help of a security guard, they caught the rogue and beat him senseless before handing him over to police. Cops sent him in for medical treatment and will question him when he’s recovered.  Koh Santepheap

The past catches up with a purloined motorbike
A 25-YEAR-OLD man fled from Phnom Penh to Banteay Meanchey to sell a stolen motorbike, but he could not flee the suspicions of villagers and was arrested on Friday. Police said that after “borrowing” the bike from a co-worker in the capital, the man showed up in Banteay Meanchey’s Sisophon town trying to sell it, but no one dared buy it because the “owner” had none of the documents. Villagers reported the iffy individual to police. He confessed and was sent to court.  Koh Santepheap

Husband denies hitting wife with electrical wire  
AN AT-ODDS couple could not even agree on why their relationship had lost its spark after military police in Banteay Meanchey’s Preah Netr Preah district arrested the husband for allegedly injuring his wife on Saturday. The wife said her addict husband, angered by her refusal to give him money for drugs, wounded her with electrical wire. But the husband denied the accusation, saying his wife just disapproved of his gambling. Kampuchea Thmey

Man avoids capture by jumping into a canal
POLICE in Phnom Penh’s Chamkarmon district are searching for a 25-year-old man who allegedly snatched a handbag from a woman on Thursday. They said the woman was riding alone on a motorbike when the thief grabbed her bag and puttered off. The thief ditched the bag and bike, and jumped into a canal to escape the police, who confiscated the bike and returned the bag to the wo-man.  Koh Santepheap

Attempted hit-and-run seriously injures two
TWO men were badly injured on Friday in a crash between a car and their motorbike in Phnom Penh’s Por Sen Chey district. Police said the victims were driving down a narrow street when the car coming from the other direction hit them. The car’s driver attempted to escape, but police were able to stop him about a kilometre from the crash site. The victims were sent to hospital.  Kampuchea Thmey

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