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Police Blotter: 10 Aug 2011

Slot machines seized in gambling raid
POLICE in the capital’s Daun Penh district confiscated a total of 36 slot machines on Monday after raiding two houses that had been operating as de-facto “gambling halls”. Police said the slot machines had an adverse effect on education because students were becoming addicted to gambling and neglecting their studies. Owners of the “gambling halls” were fined and warned not to reopen.

Drunk allegedly attacks family with knife
A FAMILY of four was seriously injured on Monday night in Kandal province’s Kien Svay district after they were allegedly stabbed by a drunken man. An eyewitness said the 29-year-old suspect went to the family’s house to buy rice wine, but the husband refused to sell to the man because he already owed the family a lot of money. The suspect became angry and went home to grab a knife. He later returned to the family’s house and stabbed the husband, his wife and his two children. All four victims were sent to the hospital, while the suspect fled the scene.

Teens injured in motorbike collision
FOUR teenagers were seriously injured in a traffic accident in the capital’s Chamkarmon district on Monday. Police said that an unidentified student was driving a motorbike north on Monivong Boulevard when he crashed into a motorbike carrying three teenagers outside a store. All four victims were rushed to the hospital. A group of five onlookers then attempted to steal license plates from the vehicles. When they were prevented from doing so by the store-owners, onlookers assailed the store with rocks, shattering a glass door.

Nephew flees after ‘beating uncle to death’
A MAN allegedly beat his uncle to death on Saturday after a fight erupted between the two men in Kratie province’s Snuol district. The victim’s wife said her husband and her 22-year-old nephew started arguing after the nephew complained that his uncle, who lived next door, was playing music too loud. The argument reportedly escalated and the nephew allegedly beat his uncle to death with a piece of wood. Police said the suspect fled the scene and remains at large.

Drunk driver dies after crashing into wall
A MAN was killed instantly on Sunday when he drove his motorbike into a wall in the capital’s Sen Sok district. An eyewitness reported that the man was driving fast without a helmet and appeared to be drunk. The body was taken to a pagoda to await identification.



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