Police Blotter: 22 Mar 2013

Police Blotter: 22 Mar 2013

Attempt to rob cleaner of cash and phone fails
An alleged sneak-thief was arrested in Phnom Penh’s Chamkarmon district after supposedly trying to lift a maid’s phone and money on the sly on Wednesday. According to police, the maid had left her mobile and eight bucks in the room of an apartment she was cleaning when the woman snuck in and lifted the loot. A security guard, however, watched the heist go down and detained the woman, turning her over to police. Kampuchea Thmey

Taxi drivers take fight over fares way too far
A taxi driver in Kampong Chhnang province was arrested on Wednesday after a war of words with a competing driver descended into an actual war. Police said the two men began cursing up a storm as they vied for passengers travelling from Kampong Chhnang to Phnom Penh. The alleged attacker, 36, had enough and set upon his rival. Police arrested the suspect, who reportedly confessed, saying that he and the other driver had always been at odds due to competition.  
Kampuchea Thmey

Phone dispute turns friends into enemies
A 29-year-old motodop was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly beating a friend who had neglected to return a mobile phone in Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district. According to police, the man lent his mate the phone with the proviso that he return it in two weeks. When the time was up and the phone failed to reappear, the motodop took matters into his own hands, allegedly seeking out the delinquent borrower and beating him unconscious. Police, however, were waiting for the man at his home and made the arrest.  Kampuchea Thmey

Dangers of passing on road shown in crash
Four people were badly injured in a head-on crash in Preah Sihanouk province’s Prey Nop district on Wednesday. Police said that two women, both waitresses, were driving a motorbike to work when they tried to pass a truck. In the process, their bike collided with an oncoming moto carrying two brothers, leaving the four with serious injuries to their heads. All four were sent to the provincial hospital, though the two siblings were forwarded to Phnom Penh.  Deum Ampil

Woman pushed during early morning robbery
Police in Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district are on the lookout for four men accused of robbing a 26-year-old medical student of her motorbike early on Thursday morning. According to police, the young woman was riding home from a party when four men on two motorcycles pushed her over and took her bike. Police said the victim was not injured. The suspects were not caught. Koh Santepheap

Translated by Phak Seangly

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