Police Blotter: 31 Jul 2012

Police Blotter: 31 Jul 2012

Chased by angry crowd, thieves fall into arrest
Two thieves tumbled off a motorbike in Phnom Penh’s Tuol Kork district on Saturday after a wild chase involving police and angry bystanders. The suspects, driving through a crowd, snatched a woman’s necklace, but angry witnesses called police and embarked on the pursuit. The suspects fell off the bike, escaping injury, and were arrested and sent to court. Deum Ampil

Police investigation nabs young moto thief
A habitual motorbike crook was arrested at his home in Phnom Penh’s Tuol Kork district on Saturday after a police investigation. According to police, the 25-year-old had committed a string of motorbike thefts with two other culprits over the past few weeks, including one on Saturday. He was sent to court and police are continuing investigations into the other thefts. Deum Ampil

Drug dealer neglects helmet, lands in court
A 28-year-old motorbike driver with a stash of drugs was left shame-faced in Phnom Penh’s Daun Penh district on Saturday after police tried to pull him over for not wearing a helmet. Police flagged him down for the driving offence, but he continued to speed on. The suspect futilely flung his drugs to the side of the road, but was outrun by the police, who caught him, confiscated the drugs and sent him to court. The suspect copped to drug trafficking and dangerous driving charges. Koh Santepheap

Truck hit-and-run kills man in Phnom Penh
Witnesses watched in horror as a 23-year-old man was hit and crushed to death by a truck in Phnom Penh’s Por Sen Chey district on Sunday. Police were called to the scene immediately, but the truck driver fled the scene. According to police, the suspect is still on the run, and will be difficult to catch as witnesses did not note the truck’s make or model. Rasmey Kampuchea

Motorbikes stolen from home in Sihanoukville
While a family in Sihanoukville slept serenely on Saturday night, their house was broken into by a group of thieves who stole three motorbikes from the property. Police were called to the scene in the morning, and while the property owner said a door had been smashed down, there were no witnesses to provide a description of the robbers. Police are continuing investigations, but said it would be difficult to snag the suspects. Kampuchea Thmey

Translated by Sen David

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