Police Blotter: 25 Feb 2013

Police Blotter: 25 Feb 2013

Fast and the Furious 6: Preah Vihear takedown
The police were just too fast for a 23-year-old would-be racer who tried to evade capture on his moto on Tuesday. After arousing suspicion he was asked to stop while travelling in Preah Vihear province’s Choam Ksan district. When police caught up with him, their instincts proved right, and they seized 77 methamphetamine pills. He was immediately arrested and has been sent to court. Koh Santepheap

Ironic place of capture for two jewelry thieves
Two men risked their necks in a wild goose chase around Phnom Penh over the weekend. The thieves are said to have snatched a woman’s necklace while travelling on a moto, but were spotted in the act by police. The culprits sped away with their catch, but quickly had to dismount and do a runner as their vehicles were too slow for the law. They were apprehended while running through, of all places, the Ministry of Women’s Affairs, not the easiest place in the world for two male necklace thieves to blend in. The victim was uninjured. Deum Apil

Prodigal son welcomed by police on return trip
A 32-year-old was arrested in Kandal province’s Kandal town on Tuesday after police discovered the fugitive had come home to visit his family. The man, who had a warrant out against him for causing his own sister to faint after assaulting her in 2011, initially managed to flee from the cops. This time, police were ready, and they pounced on the suspect as he snuck back into town. Rasmey Kampuchea

Smooth-talker steals lovesick lady’s moto
A 40-year-old woman in Kandal province’s Sa’ang district has been taken for a ride by her own boyfriend, who turned out to be an ex-jail bird. The lady clearly had a soft spot for bad boys, as she fell for his charm and let the crook borrow her moto. It seems the culprit had no intention of giving it back, but instead wanted to make a quick buck and sell up. Police have yet to find the man in question. Rasmey Kampuchea

Thieves wish they could run faster after a heist
Two men managed to deceive a gold seller in Kampong Speu’s Odong district on Tuesday. Posing as potential buyers, the golden boys took their chance when the street vendor turned away, snatching the goods and running off. The thieves didn’t quite hit the jackpot however, and were caught moments later by local police. Kamphuchea Thmey

Translated by Sen David


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