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Foreigners accused in two beatings

A Czech national was arrested in Sihanoukville yesterday after allegedly beating up a security guard when an ATM ate his bank card, police said.

According to Keo Rattanak, deputy chief of immigration police in Preah Sihanouk province, Czech national Fabian Mirostav, 42, had attempted to withdraw money from an ATM yesterday. When he made an error in his PIN, the machine swallowed the card.

Upset, he then chased and beat a security guard and clients of a Maybank branch in Sihanoukville, with the guard sustaining slight injuries, Rattanak said.

“The foreigner will be sent to the provincial court,” he added.

In a similar case, a Koh Kong provincial police official who declined to be named said that Canadian national Jason Stewart Hartt, a reported drug user, had been arrested yesterday after allegedly beating 17-year-old Cambodian Chea Svet in Koh Kong’s Khemarak Phumin town.

Hartt is slated to be sent to court, police said.



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