Police Blotter: 26 Sep 2012

Police Blotter: 26 Sep 2012

Jewel thief ties victim up, authorities let her down
A ruffian pretending to shop for vegetables waited until a young female grocer was alone before gagging and tying her up in order to steal two items of jewellery. The greedy greaser tied a scarf around the young woman’s mouth and made a grab for her necklace and bracelet before scurrying off into nearby forest in Kampot town. The victim had to wait until her sister arrived home to be untied, then reported the incident to the local cops, who promptly cuffed an innocent stranger. The man was released, but the real hood is still on the loose. Rasmey Kampuchea

Young drunk sticks it to the man, promptly flees
A vicious attack on an older drinking buddy in Takeo’s Samrong district proved that having young friends doesn’t necessarily keep you young. A 43-year-old farmer was enjoying a few drinks with a 20-year-old acquaintance when the good-time Charlies decided to continue to their beak-dipping at the farmer’s house. By 10pm, however, the fun had definitely soured. The young man hit his host over the head with a wooden stick, killing him, before taking off into the night. Police say they are stumped for a motive. Rasmey Kampuchea

Motodop dies in head-on collision with other bike
A 28-year-old motodop became yet another road victim after driving on the wrong side of a Daun Penh street in Phnom Penh yesterday. The man collided with another moto carrying a military policeman and his mate. The taxi driver was killed while the cop and his passenger were left with serious head injuries. Both bikes were taken in for inspection. Rasmey Kampuchea

Angry dad cleaves ties with daughter’s hubby
A 73-year-old father-in-law might have created irreconcilable differences with his family after using a cleaver to lash out at his daughter’s husband while he was dozing in a hammock. The 35-year-old man suffered neck, head and leg wounds – an apparently sharp rebuttal in a long-running argument. The victim’s wife was at the scene when police sent the man to hospital. Her errant father remains on the run. Nokorwat

Disappointed dad doles out domestic drubbing
A 25-year-old father who came home to see his young son allegedly assaulted his wife after discovering the boy had been sent to live with a relative in Siem Reap. The angry father punched the woman several times in the head and tried to stab her with a knife, before a relative stepped in. Police arrested him, no doubt further delaying a chance to see his son. Deum Ampil

Translated by Phak Seangly


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