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Police Blotter: 4 Feb 2011

Police Blotter: 4 Feb 2011

Police arrest suspect in 2008 stabbing death
MOANG Russei district police on Tuesday arrested a 25-year-old suspect in a 2008 murder in Battambang province. The suspect allegedly stabbed a 27-year-old man to death with a knife on March 15, 2008 and escaped to another province, police said. He was apprehended shortly after returning to his home on Tuesday and was to be sent to provincial court the following day, police said, adding that a motive in the killing was not yet known.

Moto thieves busted for armed robbery
POLICE from the Interior Ministry arrested two men on suspicion of stealing a motorbike from a resident of Phnom Penh on January 30. Three men on motorbikes approached the victim in Chamkarmon district while he was out with a friend. They alledgedly pointed a gun at him and demanded his motorbike, said police. The suspects, however, told police that they purchased the motorbike for US$1,000 from an unknown man. Police returned the bike to its owner and sent the suspects to Municipal Court.

Cops prevent suicide at Monivong bridge
MEANCHEY district police said that a 25-year-old karaoke lounge employee attempted to commit suicide by jumping off the Monivong bridge on Wednesday in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district. Local police came to the aid of the desperate woman and took her to their district station, where she said did not want to live any more because she was furious with her husband. The wayward spouse had not returned her phone calls after staying out all night to celebrate Chinese New Year. Police “educated” her and sent her home.

Teen stabbed at ‘gangster’ club brawl
A 17-YEAR-OLD was stabbed in the stomach last week in an argument in Kampot province’s Kampot town. According to police, two groups of men, drank beer and danced at a nightclub together. A man in one “gangster” group stepped on the foot of a man in the other group and caused an argument. Both groups left the club to brawl outside because the guard would not let them fight inside, and one man was stabbed in the ensuing mêlée. The other gangsters promptly fled the scene. The victim was sent to a provincial hospital but was later transferred to Phnom Penh because his condition was severe.


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