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Police Blotter: 23 Feb 2011

Drunken ‘gangster’ stabs man in head
A 32-YEAR-OLD man was severely injured after he was stabbed twice with a knife in Kampong Chhnang’s Teuk Phos district. Police said that two groups of “gangsters” drank wine together before an argument erupted and one man stabbed the victim twice in the head and neck. The victim’s family took him to the hospital but the suspect escaped. Police are still searching for the suspect.

Driver attacks police in traffic dispute
POLICE in Kampong Cham’s Tbong Khmum district arrested a 20-year-old man who fought with a police traffic officer on Friday. Police said that the suspect drove his motorbike without wearing a helmet, so the officer asked him to stop but he refused. He then kicked the traffic officer and escaped but another officer arrested him.

Motorbike thieves thwarted in Siem Reap
THREE men were arrested in Siem Reap on Friday, over a motorbike robbery in Battambang. Siem Reap police said they stopped the men when they noticed the motorbike did not have a licence plate and detained them for questioning. The men admitted to stealing the motorbike and had planned to sell it in Siem Reap. They have been sent to the Battambang police department and the motorbike has been returned to the victim.

Gambling ring busted in Poipet residence
POIPET police briefly detained 11 people alleged to be gambling addicts. Police said that residents reported there were many people in a residence addicted to playing cards every day. Police raided the residence but only arrested 11 people, and have made them sign a contract to refrain from gambling.

Delivery boy killed in tragic traffic accident
A 12-YEAR-OLD boy died in a traffic accident in Siem Reap on Sunday. Police said he worked as an ice delivery boy when a rival ice delivery truck crashed into him. He was sent to the hospital but died en route. The truck driver escaped but police knew the company that he worked for. Police are investigating this case to pursue compensation for the victim’s family.



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