Police Blotter: 8 Apr 2013

Police Blotter: 8 Apr 2013

Parking request parks tuk-tuk driver in hospital
A 30-YEAR-OLD Siem Reap tuk-tuk driver is recovering in hospital after making the mistake of asking a rich man to move his car. Police said the man had blocked the tuk-tuk in front of a restaurant. When the driver first asked the car owner to pull forward, he was ignored. But he wasn’t ignored the second time, when the car’s owner allegedly called restaurant security – the place belonged to his brother – and had them work the driver over. The family filed a complaint, but no arrests have been made. Nokorwat

Clothes thieves wearing stripes after truck bust
A GARMENT factory manager put the kibosh on a recent rash of clothing disappearances on Thursday. Police said the man had been increasingly suspicious about unaccounted-for losses at his Por Sen Chey district factory and decided to pull a snap inspection of every truck. Sure enough, one truck, driven by three employees, was bearing ill-gotten goods. The men quickly confessed, though they each insisted it was their first time. Koh santepheap

Med student becomes patient after hit-and-run
A 25-YEAR-OLD medical student is nursing a broken leg after a traffic accident on Friday. Police said the victim was driving home from the capital’s Por Sen Chey district when a truck turned left into his lane, t-boning him and sending him flying. As is the style in these situations, the driver immediately fled the scene, leaving others to take the then-unconcious student to hospital. Both the victim’s bike and the truck were taken in by police, who have yet to assign blame. Koh santepheap

Bumbling burglars botch bike job in Daun Penh
AN ATTEMPTED motorbike theft turned into a comedy of errors for a hapless pair of thieves in Phnom Penh’s Daun Penh district on Friday. Police said one man jumped on an unattended moto and attempted to speed off when its owner spotted him and yelled for help. The suspect panicked, careening into an oncoming moto and ending up on the ground. At that point, his accomplice pulled up for a getaway, but quick-thinking citizens surrounded the pair before they could move. They’re now awaiting a court date. Kampuchea thmey

Student ditches school, acts a fool in Tuol Kork
A TROUBLED teen took a walk on the wild side on Friday, skipping school to try his hand at bag-snatching in the capital’s Tuol Kork district. Police said the 15-year-old made his move on a young woman walking alone on her way to market, only to be quickly collared by nearby cops when she raised the alarm. Now he’s looking at detention – the grown-up kind. Koh santepheap

Translated by Phak Seangly


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