Police Blotter: 24 Sep 2012

Police Blotter: 24 Sep 2012

Moto miscreants make mischief, maim maidens  
Two thieves attempting a brazen bag snatch from another moto caused double trouble when their victims, two cousins, were thrown from their vehicle in Phnom Penh’s Tuol Kork district last Thursday. The two university students, aged 19 and 24, were scooting home from school when the dangerous duo sped up and made a grab for a handbag, sending their victims sprawling onto the road. The injured girls were sent to hospital, and the twin trouble-makers made off with two phones and $30 to split. Police are searching for the suspects.  Koh Santepheap

Gold thief forgets golden rule, abandons croonies
Two devious decoys missed their golden opportunity when their male accomplice made off with the loot, leaving them to face a furious jewellery shop owner. The two women, aged 24 and 41, allegedly entered the shop in Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district with another man, pretending to be in the market for gold. The mystery man pocketed more than a damleng of the stuff before taking off, leaving his coy colluders at the store, red-faced but not quite red-handed. The women denied knowing the drive-through goldfinger but were sent to court anyway.  Nokor Wat

Why do we always hack the ones we love?
A friendship was sorely tested on Friday when a drunken jibe between two 30-year-old mates turned into a cleaver-waving affair. The two pals had been drinking for several hours in Kampong Speu’s Samrong Tong district when, after some ribald teasing, one tipsy tough allegedly grabbed a cleaver and hit his drinking buddy in the head. The fallen friend was taken to hospital while police arrested his choked-up chum, who said he couldn’t control himself. Kampuchea Thmey

Corn collision claims life in Battambang
A 37-year-old man died in Battambang’s Ratanak Mondol district after colliding with a truck carrying a load of corn. Police said the victim had been drinking following an argument with his wife and took to the road, intending to drive to his parents’ house. The corn truck was traveling in the same direction when the upset speeder came up behind and crashed. The truck driver drove on, without a kernel of an idea of what had just happened, police said.  Nokorwat

Woman has her phone snatched in the capital
Six construction workers feeling the pinch allegedly decided to lay heavy on two innocent strangers, squeezing an iPhone and a necklace out of them before taking off. The victims told police, who caught two members of the crew. The men said they had turned to crime because they weren’t being paid enough.  Nokorwat

Translated by Phak Seangly

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