Police Blotter: 24 Jan 2013

Police Blotter: 24 Jan 2013

Couple make out, pair make off with moto
Fully absorbed in their public display of affection, a couple sitting on a bridge in Phnom Penh’s Dangkor district on Tuesday initially did not notice the two men making off with their motorbike. The lovebirds had scarcely disentangled from each other when they found themselves tangling with the thieves, who left them wounded and escaped on the vehicle. Onlookers – of the scuffle, if not the earlier liaison – notified police, who are searching for the lip-lock blockers. The star-crossed lovers were sent to hospital. Kampuchea Thmey

Garment thief arrested, given dressing-down
If he’d wanted to escape arrest, a 32-year-old man in Kampong Cham’s Tbong Khmum district perhaps should have stolen a disguise along with the other rags he allegedly ripped off from the clothing shop where he worked. The owner filed a complaint against the trendy thief after realising the shop’s diminished stock reflected something besides fantastic sales. A pair of handcuffs wasn’t the new get-up the employee-no-more had been hoping to wear on Tuesday, but he confessed and was sent to court. Koh Santepheap

Man seeing double after five’s bunches of fives
A man in Banteay Meanchey’s Poipet town told police he had not meant to start a fight, but he apparently said something that set the fists of five of his relatives against him on Monday. Police said the odd-man-out’s offending words fuelled an intense argument that quickly turned into a rather lop-sided fight that left him injured. Police sent the other five quarrellers to court. Kampuchea Thmey

Cock of the walk bettors lose their rides home
Eleven people in Battambang’s Banan district were arrested on Tuesday for gambling on cockfights. Police said after a bit of poking around, they raided the bettors’ nest and were able to snag some of the suspects, though others escaped. More than 20 motorcycles also were seized. To keep the arrested gamblers from getting cocky again, police made them sign a contract promising to not to bet on fights in the future. Koh Santepheap

Self-appointed porter has conviction in bag
As a French woman was leaving her hotel in Phnom Penh’s Daun Penh district by tuk-tuk on Tuesday, she probably wasn’t expecting anyone besides the hotel staff to help her with her bags. But a 28-year-old thief was only too happy to help lighten her load and snatched her purse. Perceptive police saw the theft, managed to arrest the thief and sent him to court. The bag was returned. Koh Santepheap  

Translated by Sen David

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