LAWLESS LAWMEN NABBED FOR JOYRIDE
Two police officers were arrested on Saturday on suspicion of driving a motorbike while intoxicated and firing a gun in a crowded area on Norodom Boulevard near the Lux Cinema, causing panic on the street. Daun Penh military police arrested the drunken duo, confiscating their firearms and ammunition.
LITTLE LARCENIST TO BE RE-EDUCATED
Police in Banteay Meanchey province’s Poipet town arrested a girl for allegedly persuading a younger friend into stealing jewellery for her. San Seila, 14, was hauled in after the mother of the other girl said that San Seila had convinced her daughter to steal a necklace and a ring from the family home. Police said that San Seila had perpetrated this scheme many times but had never before been reported, but that they planned to talk to her family and re-educate her rather than send her to jail.
TRIO ROUNDED UP TO FACE THEFT CHARGES
Five youths suspected of gangsterism were sent to Prey Sar prison in Phnom Penh on Wednesday to await trial in three robbery cases. The teenagers are accused of a series of robberies committed in August and September of this year in Phnom Penh’s Tuol Kork, Dangkor and Meanchey districts. Police arrested the trio on September 19 and subsequently returned three stolen motorbikes discovered at the scene of the arrest to their rightful owners.
WAYWARD YOUTH SENT TO REHAB
A young man from Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district was arrested on Friday following a complaint from his parents that he had spiraled into degeneracy, constantly stealing their money to buy drugs. The parents of the 21-year-old said that he had once been a good son, but that he quit school once he became addicted to drugs. Police said that the man would be sent to a rehabilitation centre to treat his addiction.
MARAUDING GANG STILL AT LARGE
A 20-year-old man was arrested in Banteay Meanchey province on suspicion of stealing property from a local resident. The suspect confessed to police that he joined a gang of thieves to participate in the robbery, but that the rest of the gang are now at large. Police sent the arrested man to provincial court and are hunting for his accomplices.