Police Blotter: 29 Nov 2012

Police Blotter: 29 Nov 2012

Security guard is a stone’s throw away?
A 27-year-old student was just going about his business on Monday when a security guard threw a stone at his head with startling accuracy, thinking he didn’t belong on campus in Phnom Penh’s Russey Keo district. The victim had been studying late at school and headed out to buy something to eat. When he returned to fill his head with more wisdom, the guard decided that a stone would be a better fit. The assailant escaped, and police are searching for him. Deum Ampil

Stick-wielding thieves give police the slip
Three men were robbed of a motorbike on Monday in Kandal province’s Takhmao town, though they didn’t go down without a fight. Police said the victims, all garment workers, were sharing a motorbike home when three men on another motorbike gave chase and forced the men to give up the bike after thwacking them with wooden sticks. They then took the bike and escaped, leaving two of the victims seriously injured. They were later sent to the hospital. Police are working on the case. Another escaped. Nokorwat

Victim left with empty bladder, empty pockets
Police said that a Chinese man was taking a whiz early Tuesday morning in Phnom Penh’s Tuol Kork district when two gun-toting men sidled up and demanded his iPhone at gunpoint. There was a scuffle, and a security guard stepped into the fray to break it up. One of the suspects shot the security guard in the hand and grabbed the phone, then escaped on a motorbike. Kampuchea Thmey

Beer buddies make off with man’s motorcycle
You can’t trust anybody these days, not even drinking buddies. Two men, aged 18 and 28, were arrested on Monday on suspicion of stealing a motorbike from a 28-year-old man in Kampong Speu’s Samrong Tong district after drinking beer with the victim and secretly slipping a drug into his mug. The victim drank it, became woozy, and passed out. His ever-considerate pub pals dropped him off at a local pagoda. The suspects were arrested and the bike was returned. Nokorwat

Police fail to see fun in drunken gun-waving
Getting drunk and pulling out a gun is, in general, not the brightest idea in the world. But that’s what police say a 28-year-old former felon did on Sunday. Police say the man, who had been released recently from a six-year prison term for robbery, drank an impressive amount of booze and then started waving his gun at people in the street in Phnom Penh’s Daun Penh district. Rasmey Kampuchea

Translated by Sen David


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