Police Blotter: 18 Mar 2013

Police Blotter: 18 Mar 2013

Sen Sok man beaten for bling while doing chores
Diamons might be forever, but their owners are more fragile. Police said a 35-year-old man was jumped Thursday in his Sen Sok district home by three men while he was cleaning his house. They allegedly beat him unconscious with a wooden stick, then absconded with his diamond ring. Two of the men escaped – along with the $2,000 ring – but police managed to arrest one, who confessed that he and his friends had gotten boozed up before the assault. Nokorwat

Hit-and-run driver says he feared wrath of mob
A speeding taxi driver was hauled in by cops on Wednesday after a hit-and-run incident in Kampong Chhnang that left the victim with serious injuries. Police said the 30-year-old was driving at excessive speeds in Samaki Meanchey district when he clipped a moto-bound man crossing the road. After the collision, which left the victim with injuries to the head and body, the driver fled in his car. Thirty minutes later, he was in custody, saying he’d fled for fear of mob justice. Nokorwat

Seemingly simple theft touches off police chase
An unlocked moto landed an 18-year-old Kampong Cham man in stir last week after an ill-thought-out theft. Police said the bike’s owner, a local farmer, was visiting a friend and had left the bike parked outside – so far, so good for the thief. Unfortunately for our young scoundrel, he hadn’t made it very far at all before finding himself pursued by the bike’s owner, his friend and the cops. He jumped off the bike and made for the forest, but was arrested the same day. Nokorwat

Alleged dealer nostalgic for home runs into cops
An alleged drug delivery man was busted in Kandal province’s Koh Thom district on Friday. According to police, an investigation indicated that the suspect was involved in distributing drugs to customers, but the man fled town as soon as an arrest warrant was issued. After a few months on the lam, the man returned home and was immediately picked up by police. He reportedly confessed to delivering drugs for some four months. Koh Santepheap

Driver saddles back up after nasty moto spill
A bad wreck didn’t deter a slightly concussed – and fairly drunk – moto driver from trying to drive himself home in Phnom Penh’s Tuol Kork district Wednesday. Police said the man was returning from a party when he ran into another motorbike, sustaining serious injuries. The man gathered himself up and tried to ride on home, only to be stopped by police, who sent him to a nearby clinic. The other driver, lightly injured, was allowed to go home after police determined the accident was not his fault. Koh Santepheap

Translated by Phak Seangly

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