Police Blotter: 26 Feb 2013

Police Blotter: 26 Feb 2013

Cops leave the sketch artist behind this time

A thief marketed himself a little too well on Saturday, and was caught later by cops at his rented house. A 24-year-old man in Banteay Meanchey’s Sisophon district is said to have grabbed a woman’s purse in the local market, also making off with her necklace. Unfortunately for the culprit, the victim knew his face and was able to identify him when filing her complaint to the cops. Koh Santepheap

Homeowners sleeping but the police were not
Two crooks were caught in the act on Saturday while breaking into a rental property to steal some cash. Police in Kandal’s Ang Snuol district spotted the crooks as they entered a local home, disturbing residents just as they were drifting off to sleep. Cops managed to arrest one suspect but were unable to catch the other, who made a clean getaway. Officers are searching for the other burglar. Kampuchea Thmey

Tourist leaves bag in tuk-tuk; driver denies
A forgetful foreign national fell victim to an opportunistic heist in the capital recently. Police in Dangkor district suspect that a local tuk-tuk driver turned into a take-take driver when the victim left his bag in the vehicle before departing for his destination. Suddenly remembering his possessions, he returned, only to find the driver denying any knowledge of the bag. The police are investigating. Rasmey Kampuchea

All for one and one for all in motorbike theft
Three naughty musketeers were apprehended on Saturday in Phnom Penh’s 7 Makara district. According to officers, the crooks tried to steal a moto while all was quiet, but saw their plans go awry when a victim caught them in the act and shouted for help. Police were able to catch the would-be motorbike thieves, one of whom is said to have thrown a knife away beforehand. All three are due to appear in court. Kampuchea Thmey

Anger brews in heart of man after no invite
A very lonely man allegedly attacked a group of men who were enjoying a glass or two of wine when they didn’t invite him to the party. Police have reported that a 20-year-old man in Pursat province’s Phnom Kravanh district on Saturday took offence to the lack of invitation while drunkenly walking home, angrily attacking the strangers with a wooden bat. One of the group was seriously injured and sent to hospital, while the disorderly loner has been sent to court. Koh Santepheap

Translated by Sen David

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