Police Blotter: 27 Sep 2012

Police Blotter: 27 Sep 2012

Motodop’s motodope business high and dry
A motodop recently out of prison allegedly used his newfound freedom to deliver drugs around town, police in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district said. The 30-year-old had been in and out of the big house six times before for robbery but had obviously learned a new trade when police picked him up for drug trafficking on Tuesday. He returned to court to face his newest charges. Koh Santepheap

Full houses forgotten as jokers run wild
Six card sharks enjoying a regular game in Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district were surprised to find themselves under arrest on Tuesday after police reminded them it was illegal to gamble. Police had been told the wheelers dealers played so much they were neglecting their families. The six were released on the condition they quit their gambling ways. Koh Santepheap

Miscreant makes off with moto near market
A market-dwelling thief misjudged the theory “safety in numbers” when his sly theft of a moto led to a very public police chase. The 28-year-old man had already spent time in prison but decided he would nick a moto parked in front of a busy local market. The vehicle’s angry driver called for police, who chased him on the bike, eventually arresting him. Koh Santepheap

Masked man with knife steals woman’s necklace
A masked bandit who robbed a woman of her jewellery in Kampot town on Tuesday used a knife to shut his terrified victim up. The cowardly culprit tore a necklace from her before escaping. The 19-year-old said she was too terrified to shout for help and did not recognise the disguised thief. Koh Santepheap

Police suspect boy in water was murdered
Police say the death of a six-year-old boy, originally thought to have been from drowning in a pond in Phnom Penh’s Por Sen Chey district on Tuesday, might have been murder. The change of investigation came after closer examination of the body. The boy’s mother said he had been missing for a few days. Deum Ampil

Translated by Sen David

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