Police Blotter: 28 Aug 2012

Police Blotter: 28 Aug 2012

Samurai sword used to rob defenseless vendor
Lacking any sense of a fair fight, thieves used what witnesses described as a “samurai sword” to attack and rob a female chicken vendor at a market in Kampot’s Kampong Trach district on Sunday. The 23-year-old woman, who had been going about her usual trade of selling chickens, was taken to the hospital while her sword-wielding assailants made off with the US$250 she had on her. Police are now on the lookout for the men. Here’s a free tip: They are likely carrying an ancient-looking sword. Deum Ampil

Truck driver gets on bike, disaster ensues
A panicked driver who collided with a motorbike in Pursat province on Sunday managed to lead-foot it all the way to Battambang before being intercepted by local police. The 24-year-old motorist, a truck driver by trade, drove from the scene of the accident, while the fallen motorbike driver was left with serious injuries. Kampuchea Thmey

Taxi driver ... or drug dealer? Police say both
Police in Phnom Penh’s Porsenchey district say an alleged drug trafficker in his early 20s should stick to his day job after nabbing the man with three packages of an illegal substance. The man, a taxi driver, tried to evade his imminent capture by taking off down the road, but officers gave chase. The taxi driver later admitted he was trying to sell the drugs, and police said they doubt the substance was intended for personal use. The alleged would-be trafficker now faces a trip to court. Koh Santepheap

Wise man gives up bike after thieves pull gun
An early morning moto hold-up was made all the more frightening when thieves pulled a gun on their victim. The 24-year-old moto driver was on his way to market in Banteay Meanchey’s Poi Pet district when he was held up by the armed men, who demanded he hand over the keys. The victim had little choice but to get off and watch the bandits ride away. When he went to report the crime, police told him it was too late to catch the weapon-waving culprits - but they are still keen on arresting them. Deum Ampil

Drunken husband gets violent without dinner
A Kampong Cham man who returned home from a bout of drinking on Saturday to find no dinner waiting for him, was so enraged that he beat his wife until she passed out, police say. Fortunately, neighbours of the couple came to the scene and helped the seriously injured woman get to hospital. By the time police arrived, however, the husband had legged it and could not be found. Koh Santepheap

Translated by Sen David

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