Police Blotter: 5 Sep 2012

Police Blotter: 5 Sep 2012

Park-based drug dealer gets parked in detention
Police on patrol in Kandal’s Sa’ang district had doubts on whether to question a young man patiently standing in the park on Sunday. After observing their subject exchange items with another park loiterer, however, their doubts fizzled away. The 19-year-old had 17 packages of yama on him and little option but to admit the nature of his shady outdoor activities. He now faces court. Koh Santepheap

Peace shattered as gang attacks man with bottle
A factory worker in Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district is lucky to be alive after four fellow workers allegedly set upon him with a broken bottle on Monday. Police said the man’s attackers were responding to an accusation by the victim, who was cursing them for an unknown grievance. The gang, who can’t be accused of bottling up their feelings, savagely beat the unfortunate victim until police arrived on the scene and sent him to hospital. All four were arrested and sent to court. Deum  Ampil

Two hands to massage, a third to pinch wallet
A Daun Penh chicken seller paid more than he wanted for a massage after five million riel vanished from his pocket while his back was being turned and kneaded. The weary vendor stopped by the massage shop to work out some achy ailments and deposited his clothes – and cash – by the store’s window. A wandering hand pocketed his money and took off. The man shouted for help but the nimble thief was safely out the door. Kampuchea Thmey

Foreigners get drunk, tuk-tuk gets smashed
A tuk-tuk driver may have reason to feel seriously ripped off by foreigners this week. A car allegedly driven by four drunks from overseas ploughed into him at night. The tuk-tuk driver was thrown from his bike and seriously injured after the car drove wildly down the road, narrowly missing other road users, police say. The tuk-tuk driver was sent to hospital and the car, and its less-than-sober occupants, were detained. Rasmey Kampuchea

Kampot burglar found four days after the fact
A local police investigation into a burglary in Kampot’s Teuk Chhou district came up trumps this week, despite four days passing since the incident. A resident was home alone when the 20-year-old thief allegedly sneaked into the home and pulled out a knife. After handing over the household valuables, the terrified victim watched helplessly as the thief escaped. Police had their own suspicions and were able to track down the man, who denied the crime. But authorities say they have the proof, and have sent him to court. Kampuchea Thmey

Translated by Sen David

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