Police Blotter: 25-01-2013

Police Blotter: 25-01-2013

Police say female thief coughed up evidence
A woman with a taste for gold took that taste to its logical conclusion on Tuesday, attempting to steal a necklace by hiding it in her mouth. Police say the 26-year-old feigned interest in purchasing some jewellery from a Daun Penh district gold seller before surreptitiously slipping the strand into her mouth. Unfortunately for her, the vendor spotted the move and grabbed her, holding her for police. The woman later confessed, saying she’d lost a few grand at the casino and couldn’t think of a better way to score some quick cash. Koh Santepheap

Bag-nabbing nuisances felled by cries for help
One's a garment worker, the other’s a construction worker. Together, they steal bags. Or did, until a Wednesday bag snatching went awry and ended up with both in the jailhouse. Police said the two men, 30 and 32, executed a flawless snatch ’n’ grab from their motorbike only to see their victim’s cries for help draw cops. A 30-minute chase ended with both in cuffs and their motorbike confiscated. The budding masterminds are now awaiting court. Nokorwat

Passing motorbike gets tangled up in collision
Two men, 28 and 41, were critically injured Wednesday in Pursat province when their motorbikes collided. Police said the younger of the two caused the accident while attempting to pass. As he skirted the moto in front of him, the bikes grazed each other, sending both men crashing to the pavement. The duo are both now in hospital with injuries to their heads, legs and arms. Police are holding onto their bikes to sort out the blame later. Basmei Kampuchea  

Men selling metal bars end up behind jail bars
Stealing the scrap metal’s the easy part. Selling it can be a little trickier as two 30-somethings found out the hard way on Monday. A nighttime visit to a construction site saw the pair walk away with 42 kilos of metal without incident. Unfortunately, the next day’s attempt to sell it saw the prospective buyer not only reject it, but secretly call the cops. The two men found themselves in cuffs shortly thereafter and pled poverty as the rationale for their heist. The metal has since been returned to the construction site. Koh Santepheap

Apparently, three times isn’t a charm for dealers
Three jail terms are likely awaiting three young men caught with three small packages of drugs in Kampong Cham on Monday. Memot district police said that villagers had tipped them off to the trio, who had been using and selling drugs in the neighborhood. The narcotics haul amounted to a paltry $35 worth of goods, along with sundry drug paraphernalia and the threesome’s motorbikes. Police are now looking for suspected accomplices. Rasmei Kampuchea

Translated by Phak Seangly

 

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