Police Blotter: 23 Apr 2013

Police Blotter: 23 Apr 2013

Beggar chooses violent method to deter theft
Beggars can be choosers – at least according to one disabled beggar who says a man attempted to take his money on Saturday in Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district. Police said the beggar angrily stabbed the man in response, causing serious injuries and landing the 33-year-old in hospital. Police have told the suspect that if people try to steal his money in the future, he should report it instead of choosing to reach for his knife.  Deum Ampil

Thieves make off with loot at water park
As two British tourists enjoyed the pools and slides of the Phnom Penh Water Park on Sunday, a slippery thief made off with their belongings. Their bag, phone and money were stolen from a nearby table, dampening their holiday mood in the way a water park should not. The pair has filed a complaint to the police in the hope of finding their things. Kampuchea thmey

Samurai swords make another appearance
Five men were arrested in Banteay Meanchey’s Poipet town on Sunday for fighting on a public road. Police said the brawl was sparked by an argument in which curses were thrown. Those curses reportedly soon became rocks; samurai swords were also reportedly involved in the fighting. Villagers called local police to the scene and the men have been sent to court. Kampuchea Thmey

Eight gamblers lose out in cockfighting bust
Eight unlucky punters were arrested in Battambang town on Sunday for illegal gambling and organised cockfighting.Police said they believe dozens of others managed to escape after a tip-off that the police were coming. The raid was the result of a police investigation and the arrested gamblers have been ordered to sign a contract that they will quit their habit.  Koh santepheap

Crooks cuffed after snatching girl’s cash
A student’s lunch money was returned on Saturday after police caught two men who snatched her purse as she rode her bicycle in Phnom Penh’s Chamkarmon district. Quick-acting local police officers sped after the men on motorcycles, apprehended them and sent them off to court. Luckily, the girl escaped injury.  Koh santepheap

Translated by Sen David

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