Police Blotter: 17 Sep 2012

Police Blotter: 17 Sep 2012

Woman takes a bullet to hold on to purse, phone
A throng of thieves pounced on a tech-savvy student on Saturday in Phnom Penh’s Chamkarmon district, shooting the 22-year-old woman in the leg in a dramatic face-off for the victim’s smart phone. As she reversed her motor- cycle out of a university campus, the deviants dove for the woman’s bag and phone, but the vexed mademoiselle hung on. A tug-of-war ensued, capped off with a bullet in the victim’s limb. Witnesses called the police, but the bandits absconded with the goods. The victim was whisked to hospital. Deum Apmil

One small step for man could lead to jail time
A 25-year-old was arrested on Saturday after bounding over a company’s security fence in Phnom Penh’s Seven Makara district. A company guard witnessed the jumper and restrained him. When police interrogated the man, he maintained he had no intent to steal any property on the site. Alas, police didn’t buy his story, and he was sent to court. Kampuchea Thmey

Police say couple loved each other, sold drugs
A Bonnie and Clyde-esque pair were arrested for drug trafficking in Pailin town on Saturday. Police seized about 60 pills of yama and other paraphernalia at a house after monitoring the loved-up couple for several weeks. The shamefaced dealers admitted to the crime and added they were about to head out to sell the drugs. Police said neighbours had witnessed the suspects dealing the dope. They have been sent to court. Koh Santepheap

Kids caught up in raid on illegal gaming shop
Five young gaming fanatics were reprimanded by police in Phnom Penh’s Daun Penh district on Saturday after being caught in an illegal video-game hub posing as a “coffee shop”. Police swooped on the computer house but the lily-livered owner fled, leaving the children to cop the wrath of the authorities. The teens were issued with a warning; the suspect was later found and detained. Kampuchea Thmey

Necklace theft almost kills woman on bike
A woman was almost killed after having her necklace snatched from her chest while driving her motorcycle in Battambang town on Saturday. Two cunning crooks lunged at the victim, dragging her dramatically to the ground. Police chased and caught the pair, yet they escaped once again, stumbling into a roadside house. The cops surrounded the site, however, and the criminals were later sent to court. The victim was sent immediately to hospital. Rasmey Kampuchea

Translated by Phak Seangly

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