Police Blotter: 3 Apr 2013

Police Blotter: 3 Apr 2013

Prey Sar’s new fall line next up for fashionplate
An alleged long-time motorbike thief in Phnom Penh’s Prampi Makara district will be trying on prison blues after being picked up by the cops at a clothing shop Monday. Police said the man and his accomplices had committed many robberies around the capital, and that an investigation had yielded the suspect’s identity. Authorities spotted the man eyeing some new duds at a shop, and arrested him. Police are searching for his accomplices. Koh Santepheap

Stick beatdown leaves villagers ‘terrorised’
A 24-year-old man was left unconscious in a pool of blood on Sunday when a group of five men attacked him with sticks in the capital’s Por Sen Chey district. Men blocked the victim’s way at about 10pm and assaulted him, badly wounding his face and head before fleeing on motorbikes, said police, who cited revenge as a motive. Villagers said gangsters often terrorise the area, and called for greater police action. Deum Ampil

Motorbike thief-teacher ends up in dunce corner
A 29-year-old teacher in Kampot town rolled the dice and crapped out when he was sent to court Sunday for attempting to rob a motodop he had hired to drive him to a casino. Police said the suspect asked the motodop to stop in a quiet place so he could answer a phone call, then produced a wooden stick and knocked him unconscious. He made off on the bike and attempted to sell it at a few motorbike shops, but no one was in the market for a bike without official documents. Military police were tipped off and arrested the suspect. Kampuchea Thmey

Hack attack makes man regret restroom stop
A man's bathroom break in Poipet town was cut short when he was brutally attacked by a cleaver-wielding gang on Sunday. According to police, the 20-year-old student was on his way back from school on a moto when he stopped to relieve himself on the side of the street. Suddenly, four men, one with a cleaver, sprang out and chased him down the road, ultimately hacking him in the left hand and back. The assailants tried to flee, but military police intervened and managed to arrest one 19-year-old suspect. The motive of the attack was unclear. Nokorwat
Home sweet home a bit too far for moto thief
A long getaway proved a bit too long for a 23-year-old mute man who was arrested and sent to court Monday on suspicion of stealing a motorbike in Takeo’s Tram Kak district. Police said a farmer had parked his motorbike unlocked in front of his home, when the suspect allegedly stole it and attempted to escape to his home province of Kampot. Police caught the suspect before he got far. Raksmey Kampuchea

Translated by Phak Seangly


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