Police Blotter: 24 Apr 2013

Police Blotter: 24 Apr 2013

Man all dressed up with nowhere to go after theft
A sharply dressed university student had his night on the town cut short on Monday evening after he was robbed at gunpoint. The 22-year-old stopped on the roadside in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district to call the friends he was supposed to meet when two gunmen approached. They threatened to kill him before making off with his motorbike. Luckily, the man wasn’t injured, but he spent the night at home rather than at the karaoke parlour. Nokorwat

‘Car chase’ show goes on the road, closes early
Three tricksters tried to dupe the public on Sunday when they attempted to steal a car in Phnom Penh’s Chamkarmon district. Police said two of the men pretended to chase and to try  to attack the third man, who hid from them inside a car on private company grounds. The “victim” then tried to steal the car before security guards stopped him. He later confessed to police that the whole thing was a ruse and identified his two accomplices. Police are on the lookout for them. Kampuchea Thmey

Theft comes with free upgrade for limited time
A 21-year-old was arrested on Monday after playing musical chairs with stolen motorbikes in Kampong Chhnang province. According to police the suspect stole an old motorbike from a farmer and drove it to Kampong Chhnang town, where he pretended to buy a flashier one for $1,450 from a 43-year-old woman. He drove her to the market on that motorbike, supposedly to withdraw money, but sped away before paying a dime. Rasmey Kampuchea

Drug-dealing couple dealt pair of arrests
A Vietnamese couple has been left high and dry after they were arrested on Monday for allegedly dealing drugs in the capital’s Meanchey district. Police said a 38-year-old construction worker and his 29-year-old wife had been dealing drugs for months in the area. The police raid netted 20 packages of yama, drug paraphernalia and five mobile phones as evidence, and the pair has been sent to court. The couple reportedly confessed to the allegation but wouldn’t spill the beans on who sold the drugs to them. Nokorwat

Collision between moto and truck injures three
A traffic accident left three men injured in Phnom Penh’s Por Sen Chey district on Monday. Police said the trio were travelling on a motorbike when they collided with the back wheel of a truck that had cut them off. The 25-year-old motorbike driver was hospitalised with serious injuries and his passengers were slightly wounded. The truck driver escaped, and police are asking that he present himself to them. Nokorwat

Translated by Phak Seangly

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