Police Blotter: 15 Aug 2012

Police Blotter: 15 Aug 2012

Snatch ’n’ tumble sees duo roll straight to jail
In a spectacle that stopped curious witnesses in their tracks, two men on a motorcycle were arrested on Monday in Phnom Penh’s Prampimakara district after allegedly attempting to snatch a woman’s necklace but instead crashing into another vehicle and tumbling to the ground. The men, 21 and 30, attempted to flee after their spill, but the victim shouted to police who arrested them immediately. The suspects confessed and were sent to court. Koh Santepheap

Special delivery foiled by shop owner, cops
A crafty Chamkarmon district woman was arrested on Monday after allegedly trying to con a shop owner into delivering a stash of liquor, fruit and juices to a fake address. The 28-year-old suspect wanted the goods for a party she was hosting, police said, and was waiting outside the fake address to pounce on the goods once the delivery person left. However, the shop owner harboured suspicions – this was the second time the woman had attempted the trick – and reported the crime. The woman confessed to the con. Nokorwat

Boss’s beatdown follows paycheck deduction
A 52-year-old construction site manager in Stung Treng’s Thala Borivath district was critically injured on Saturday after an irked and debt-ridden employee allegedly whacked him over the head with a wooden stick. Police said the victim had deducted $25 from the suspect’s pay to repay accumulated arrears. The 35-year-old suspect also allegedly tried to hack his boss in the head with an axe but was held back by other workers. Police arrested the suspect, and the victim was hospitalised. Kampuchea Thmey

Night ends on sour note for karaoke employee
A karaoke staffer who had indulged in a night of beer with his friends on Sunday was shot and robbed on his way home in Phnom Penh’s Chamkarmon district. Police said the 27-year-old victim had parked his motorcycle on the side of the road and while he was urinating, two men ambushed and robbed him. He was shot when he tried to resist, and fell to the ground unconscious. The suspects fled on the motorcycle and the victim remains in critical condition. Kampuchea Thmey

Jail just a stone’s throw away for Kampot punks
Police arrested two men on Friday night for hurling stones at a taxi in Kampot’s Banteay Meas district. Police said three suspects blocked the road before attacking the vehicle, later escaping on a motorcycle. Two of the suspects, aged 18 and 27-years-old, were caught the same night and sent to court. The third suspect escaped, but police said the trio had frequently caused trouble in the area. Kampuchea Thmey

Translated by Phak Seangly

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