Police Blotter: 23 May 2013

Police Blotter: 23 May 2013

Cock-a-doodle-don’t, say cops after ring bust
Four men, three roosters, one unquenchable love of blood sport – all three collided on Tuesday in Kratie town, where police raided a good old-fashioned cockfight. Police say they were acting on a tip from annoyed neighbours, who said the men involved were all but addicted to the sport, to the point of neglecting families and work. Sadly, only four arrests were made after another tipster gave the gamblers a heads-up before the raid. The cuffed quartet were made to sign “contracts” agreeing to stop playing. Rasmey Kampuchea

Vendor’s knife tested during market brawl
No one knows why they did it, so police will now need to wait until the two combatants emerge from hospital before determining the cause of a fight on Monday at Phnom Penh’s Central Market. Police say the two “gangsters” began a brawl at the popular Daun Penh district location, and quickly added a vendor’s knife to the mix. Minutes later, both were on the ground, faint from blood loss. A visit to court is expected to follow their hospital stay. Kampuchea Thmey

Crash victims offload drugs as police near
The arrival of the police can be a welcome sight to motorists in trouble, less so when they’re also drug dealers. Police said a couple in Kampong Chhnang town sustained mild injuries after hitting the pavement following a motorbike collision on Tuesday. Police rushed to the aid of the couple who, seeing the uniformed cops approaching, feebly attempted to throw a package of drugs out of eyesight. The duo have since been sent limping to court. Rasmey Kampuchea

Necklace thieves caught after girl cries for help
How many Siem Reap thieves does it take to steal a 13-year-old’s necklace? Three apparently. Police said the shameless trio struck their teenage mark on Tuesday at a market in the tourist town. Unfortunately for our louts, the girl began to wail, which prompted her mother to shout for help, bringing security running. In the end, all three were arrested and confessed. Koh Santepheap

Masked men attack couple outside casino
Police are scratching their heads for a motive in a vicious attack on Tuesday in the capital’s Chamkarmon district. Police say a couple sitting in a park in front of NagaWorld Casino were accosted by a gang of masked assailants who attacked them with knives and rocks. Both victims were seriously injured. Robbery has been ruled out, leaving a world of possibilities for investigators. Deum Ampil

Translated by Sen David


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