Police Blotter: 15 Nov 2012

Police Blotter: 15 Nov 2012

Phnom Penh cons pull fast one on slow woman
A 28-year-old woman proved an all-too-easy mark for a group of scurrilous scammers yesterday in the capital’s Por Sen Chey district. Cops say the con men separated the victim from her money by planting a bag in the street, then claiming it was full of cash when they and the woman “found” it simultaneously. Convinced it was full of green, the woman agreed to give the scammers her own ring and necklace as collateral so they would divide the loot. Unfortunately for our heroine, an hour after the men made an excuse to leave and return, she was still alone – and not left holding the bag. Koh Santepheap

Shocking news: reckless driver arrested in capital
A group of hot-rodders left a woman seriously injured on Tuesday night after tearing mindlessly through the streets of Phnom Penh’s Chamkarmon district. Police said all but one of the men managed to escape when police closed in, but that one young thug ended up in their grasp after tumbling from his motorbike. Asked why he had done it, the callous criminal said it was strictly for kicks. Rasmey Kampuchea

K Kong women audition for Jerry Springer Show
A long-run argument over a man took a violent turn on Tuesday as a pair of Koh Kong ladies decided fisticuffs was the best way to solve their affair of the heart. The street-side dust-up over a boyfriend claimed by both, which resulted in what cops termed “slight injuries”, had been brewing for more than a year, one of the pugilists said. Police said the girls were detained for a stern talking to. Koh Santepheap

Dastardly duo done in by Sihanoukville police
A pair of notorious burglars are in custody after Sihanoukville cops caught them in the act on Monday. Police said the duo were known to case houses before making their move when the owners weren’t home. This time, however, police were casing them, making their move the second the bungling burglars entered the home. Now in custody, the duo claimed this was only their second time, but neighbours are sleeping easier nonetheless. Kampuchea Thmey

Three arrested, but long wait yields low weight
A long stakeout ended in a trio of trafficking arrests in the capital but not much in the way of product. Police in Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district said they arrested two men and a woman on Tuesday after finally getting enough evidence to justify a raid on the rental house they shared. The one package of drugs may not have been much to write home about, but it was more than enough to lock the trio up. They have since been sent to court. Kampuchea Thmey

Translated by Sen David


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