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Police Blotter: 23 May 2011

Police Blotter: 23 May 2011

Stabbed man found in Stung Treng river
The body of a man, believed to have been stabbed by “gangsters”, was found floating in a river in Stung Treng province’s Sesan district on Thursday. A neighbour said that the man had been involved in an argument at a dance party, before he was stabbed by some fellow partygoers. The morning after, a police patrol found the man’s body. They think that he fell into the flow after being injured. Police are looking for his attackers.

Students ‘reeducated’ after gaming centre raid
TWO unlicensed video game parlours were raided on Friday resulting in 26 school students being sent for “reeducation”. The homes in Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district, both located opposite a school, were being used to run a computer game business. Police said some students had not been going to school in order to play at the centre. After some parents filed a complaint to police, authorities visited the shops and seized 26 computers. The two owners agree to stop running the stores.

Arson suspected in destructive house fire
A 24-YEAR-OLD man was arrested on suspicion of setting fire to his sister’s home in Kratie town. His sister claimed he was very drunk and regularly fought with members of her family, so she refused to let him into her home when he turned up at her door on Friday. The brother is alleged to have then set fire to the property in a rage. The house was completely destroyed and neighbours were unable to help due to the ferocity of the flames. The suspect was arrested while trying to escape.

Teenage student detained after snatch
A TEENAGER was detained by police in Phnom Penh’s Chamkarmon district on Thursday after allegedly helping to steal a woman’s necklace. The jewellery was snatched by three men travelling on two motorbikes, but as they escaped the area one of the vehicles crashed. A 16-year-old boy, who is a student, was arrested by police while another two suspected thieves escaped the scene.

Alleged drug dealer arrested in capital
A 40-YEAR-OLD woman was arrested in Phnom Penh’s Russei Keo district on Thursday on suspicion of drug dealing. Police controlling the area arrested him after spotting her in a dark corner with two men. As officers went to arrest them, the two men escaped. Police seized three packets of drugs at the scene and are searching for the two escapees.


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