Police Blotter: 25 Dec 2012

Police Blotter: 25 Dec 2012

Case of mistaken identity leads to ambush beating
Police are searching for three men who realised too late they were beating up the wrong person on Saturday. Pursat’s Krakor district police said that the suspects ambushed the victim from behind and beat him until he was seriously injured before noticing they had confused him with someone with whom they had bad blood. After realising their mistake, they fled the scene before police arrived. Rasmey Kampuchea

Man angers vendors after bottle-smashing
A man, about 30 years of age, was arrested in Phnom Penh’s Chamkarmon district after making a mess of the street vendors’ wares on Saturday. Vendors said they first noticed the Englishman because he was speaking to himself, and they became seriously annoyed when he proceeded to smash several drinking glasses and a bottle of wine on display. The angry vendors notified police, who arrested the man and questioned him before handing him off to the commune police office that deals with foreigners. Koh Santepheap

Chitty-chitty bang bang in the middle of street
A 27-year-old man with twitchy fingers was arrested in Takeo province’s Bati district on Saturday for drunkenly firing a gun into the air. Police said that after drinking with his friend, the man stumbled onto the street and greeted the neighbourhood with a volley of shots. Residents and the man’s friend were too afraid to stop him, but soon police patrolling the area arrested him and sent him to court. Kampuchea Thmey

Twin thieves return to the scene 10 times
Two teenagers in Kandal’s Takhmao town were sent to court on Saturday after drinking too deeply from the fount of one homeowner’s unwitting generosity. Police said they caught the twin troublemakers attempting to break in to the house in question and arrested them. When police questioned them, they admitted to having stolen from the house 10 times before, taking property, including a motorcycle. Rasmey kampuchea

Necklace grab is foiled when police give chase
Police said several witnesses saw two men on a moto snatch a woman’s necklace while she was crossing the street on Friday in Phnom Penh’s Daun Penh district, causing her to fall down in the path of several other motos, which hit her. While onlookers gave chase, police were the ones to arrest the thieves. The woman was sent to hospital. Koh Santepheap

Translated by Sen David

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