Police Blotter: 3 Jul 2013

Police Blotter: 3 Jul 2013

Leaving the scene no priority for burglar
Three locks couldn’t keep a determined young thief out of a Prampi Makara district house on Sunday. The home’s owners said that when they left home to eat dinner, they made sure to use all three of their house keys to keep out intruders. But upon returning home, they saw the door was open and their possessions strewn everywhere. As it turned out, though, the intruder was better at getting in than getting out. They spotted him on the roof and detained him until police came and put him under arrest. Rasmey Kampuchea

Customer likes moto so much he steals it
When a Battambang town moto driver agreed to drive a customer home on Sunday, he didn’t realise that he was handing away his vehicle. The driver said that as they were passing through a deserted area, the inconsiderate customer threatened him with a knife, asking him to hand over the bike if he didn’t want to get hurt. Afraid for his life, the driver did as requested and then filed a complaint with police, but by then cops said the alleged thief was long gone. Kampuchea Thmey

Tuk-tuk getaway too slow for ‘customers’
Blotter has seen many moto thefts, but tuk-tuk thefts are less common. Still, a man in Pursat town complained on Saturday of the same misfortunate that befell the above moto driver. The tuk-tuk owner said that he was driving two passengers by an isolated spot when they turned a knife on him, forcing him to give up his tuk-tuk and taking all his money. But in this case, police managed to arrest one of the two suspects and have sent him to court. Deum Ampil

Anxious bag snatcher gives himself away
If a 30-year-old man in Phnom Penh’s Russey Keo district market had played it cool on Sunday, market security probably never would have suspected him. Instead, after snatching a woman’s purse, the man caused a commotion, pushing past shoppers to escape, security guards said. The purse’s owner said she hadn’t seen who snatched her purse, but security guards quickly spotted the man and arrested him. Deum Ampil

Wife beaten, rescuer stabbed in dispute
Once again, a bystander getting injured prompted local authorities to intervene in a case of alleged chronic domestic violence. Police in Kandal province’s Sa’ang district said a 30-year-old man noticed a husband beating his wife on Saturday – not for the first time, the observer said – and attempted to stop him. Instead, the husband stabbed the other man in the arm. Police detained the couple and tried to sort out their issues. Kampuchea Thmey

Translated by Sen David

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