Police Blotter: 19 Nov 2012

Police Blotter: 19 Nov 2012

Ticket to ride is denied after owner spots thief
A 30-year-old man, armed with a stolen ticket stub and keys, thought he could sashay past security guards with another man’s moto on Saturday in the capital’s Russey Keo district, but his methods proved ineffective against the bike’s vigilant owner. After realising the keys were missing from his pocket, the bike’s real owner hurried out of the market and into the parking lot, where he saw the suspect making off with the bike. Shouts for help brought quick action from market security, who nabbed the suspect and turned him over to police. Kampuchea Thmey

Detained addict busts out, attacks own sister
A drug detox home remedy backfired in Kampong Speu on Saturday when a 22-year-old drug addict escaped from the room where his family had kept him locked for two weeks and proceeded to hack his 14-year-old sister with a cleaver and axe. The girl, who was seriously injured in the leg and back, was taken to provincial hospital, and military police arrested the suspect. Kampuchea Thmey

Accident victim spots driver in hospital
A hit-and-run accident involving two motorcycles in Poipet town left a 27-year-old man dead and his wife badly injured on Friday. Police said the man was taking his wife to work at a casino when three drunk men returning from a karaoke parlour on a moto hit them head-on. Although the drunk men fled the scene on foot, one was seriously injured and ended up at the same clinic where the injured wife was sent. She recognised him and notified police, who arrested him. Koh Santepheap

Bag snatchers acquire cash, phone, jewellery
Two thieves in Phnom Penh’s Chamkarmon district hit the mother lode on Saturday night, stealing a handbag that turned out to contain an iPhone, more than $300 and several pieces of jewellery. The bag belonged to a 21-year-old woman, who was taking a moto back from a nightclub with her boyfriend when the alleged thieves snatched the bag. The victims wisely chose not to chase the gun-toting goons, for whom police are now searching. Nokorwat

Thieves pull out gun to steal man’s motorbike
A car repairman in Phnom Penh’s Chamkarmon district had vehicle problems of his own on Thursday when two men stole his motorbike. The 18-year-old victim told police that while he was returning home on Thursday evening, the two suspects trailed him on another moto and stopped him at around 8:30pm. They held a gun to his head, took his moto keys and escaped on the bike. Police are investigating the case. Kampuchea Thmey

Translated by Phak Seangly

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