Police Blotter: 27 Jul 2012

Police Blotter: 27 Jul 2012

Thieving students get free wrestling lesson
A university student fell prey to two young thieves in Phnom Penh’s Daun Penh district on Monday, police allege. The victim, crossing a road, was alarmed when two fellow students snatched the phone from her clutches. A resident in the area came to the rescue, and pinned the young men down before police arrived at the scene. Police arrested them and said that the act was an even worse crime because they are students. Kampuchea Thmey

Easy way and right way seldom the same: police
A 25-year-old fisherman was arrested in Battambang for using illegal fishing tools on Monday, after witnesses had watched him catch a bountiful supply throughout the day. Police arrived on the scene, but the man contended the tools made fishing easier, saving him time and making him more money. Although police conceded the equipment made his life easier, they arrested him and sent him to court. Koh Santepheap

Cops teach dealers that there’s no hope in dope
Three men were arrested for drug trafficking on Tuesday in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district, after being found with 31 packages of “ya ma”, or methamphetamine. Police said they had rented a house to cook the drugs, and were preparing to sell the substance. The men admitted to the crime, and admitted to a long history of drug trafficking. Police have sent them to court. Deum Ampil

Let the driver without fares cast the first stone
A foul fight erupted between two tuk-tuk drivers in Siem Reap town on Wednesday, both vying for the same passenger. The men argued and then gathered large rocks from the road’s edge and hurled them at one another, police said. The passenger trembled in fear, police said, while the fight became more vicious, leaving both of the drivers in hospital. Police will question them once they leave hospital. Deum ampil

Moto thief just couldn’t let sleeping dogs lie
Five poor pooches were killed in Bantay Meanchey’s Phnom Sroch district on Tuesday night, when a group of thieves poisoned the animals in order to steal a motorbike. Police said the crafty thief killed the guard dogs at the property while the victim was asleep so that their barking wouldn’t rouse him. The suspect is still on the run, and police are continuing investigations. Deum Ampil

Translated by Sen David

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