Police Blotter: 24 May 2012

Police Blotter: 24 May 2012

Missing woman turns up floating in pond
A woman's corpse was found floating on a pond in Banteay Meanchey’s O’Chrou district on Tuesday. Residents spotted the body while swimming in the pond and reported it to the police. The victim’s family said she had gone missing after going to market a few days earlier. Officers suspected this could have been a robbery case. Rasmey Kampuchea

‘Nostalgic’ moto thief arrested upon return
Nostalgia helped Phnom Penh police in Chamkarmon district capture on Tuesday a 23-year-old suspected thief who had been on the run for three years. The man, who was ac­­cused of stealing a motorcycle, outran the police in 2009. As he thought the case might have been forgotten, he re­­turned to Phnom Penh from another province to visit his parents. Police captured him at their home and sent him to court. Deum Ampil

Police catch necklace thieves robbing tourist
Two habitual necklace thieves were captured by po­­lice in Phnom Penh’s Daun Penh district on Monday. Police had received many complaints from residents and visitors walking along the riverside that their necklaces had been snatched. Officials caught the two sisters red-handed when they were trying to steal from a tourist. They confessed to the crime and said this was not the first time they had stolen. Koh Santepehap

Another violent end to a happy day of union
A brutal fight broke out at a wedding in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district on Tuesday. No one knows why a quarrel flared up to a fight while the guests were happy enjoying the wedding. Police said there had been a panic and five men were injured and hospitalised. Officials said they were investigating the case but had not identified who provoked the incident. Deum Ampil

Man arrested trying to sell stolen motorcycle
Five men stole a motorcycle and intended to sell it on Monday when police arrested one of them in Sihanoukville. Police set out to investigate after the owner reported the loss of the motorcycle. They later found five men selling it in a market. Four of them managed to escape, and one was captured. The man confessed to the crime and said the five had committed the stealing together and they had intended to share the proceeds. Rasmey Kampuchea

Translated by Sen David

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