Police Blotter: 8 Feb 2013

Police Blotter: 8 Feb 2013

Volleyball player gets served by crim quartet
A player for the national volleyball team was almost the recipient of a volley of gunfire on Wednesday when four men robbed him of his motorbike in Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district.  According to police, the man was out for a ride with his girlfriend when four men blocked their path, pulled out a gun and demanded his moto. The man obliged, walked home and called the police, who are investigating. Nokorwat

Aspiring crooks should avoid yearbook photos
A 20-year-old unemployed man robbed a former classmate for more than just her lunch money in Phnom Penh’s Tuol Kork district on Tuesday. According to police, the suspect and an accomplice zipped past a young woman and snatched her handbag, which contained a mobile phone, her ID and more than $30. The woman, however, remembered the suspect’s face from primary school and reported him to police. Police said the man was arrested, confessed and sent to court. His accomplice remains at large. Kampuchea thmey

Boyfriend driving school  gets off to rocky launch
Safety is job number one on the road — a lesson an 18-year-old girl learned the hard way during an impromptu driving lesson with her boyfriend in Kandal’s Por Nhea Leu district on Tuesday. The pair were tooling along at night with the woman in the driver’s seat and her boyfriend coaching from the passenger side, with two friends in the back, police said. The girl, who had never been to a proper driving school, lost control of the vehicle and ran off the road, badly injuring herself and her boyfriend, and slightly injuring her other passengers. Kampuchea Thmey

Aspiring monk also an aspiring tractor owner
A 19-year-old would-be monk obviously had too much trouble relinquishing worldly attachments in Oddar Meanchey province’s Ampil district on Wednesday. Police said  the man was studying in hopes of joining the monkhood when he suddenly strayed from the path, hopping on an unattended tractor instead and driving it away. The man tried to conceal the tractor at another pagoda, but was reported to the authorities. Police arrested him. Nokorwat

Stop, drop and roll fails to foil arrests for drugs
A routine stop proved eventful when cops apprehended two teens in the capital’s Meanchey district on Wednesday. Police said two officers stopped three suspicious characters who were congregating in the dark and noticed one slyly drop six small packages of yama on the ground. The cops grabbed two of the suspects, but a third took off. Police said the two had confessed to being on their way to deliver drugs. Nokorwat   

Translated by Phak Seangly


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