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Police Blotter: 23 May 2012

Police Blotter: 23 May 2012

Feud could be behind stabbing of motodop
A 30-year-old motodop was brutally stabbed by a group of men in the capital’s Sen Sok district on Monday. The knife-wielding assailants forced the victim to stop and then stabbed him to near death. The passenger on the motorcycle cried for help and the attackers escaped. Police said the motive behind the stabbing is not clear as the driver is still unconscious in hospital. Officers suspected the stabbing could have been the result of an ongoing feud. Koh Santepheap

Robber fires rounds at woman for motorbike
A woman was shot three times and robbed of her motorbike in Phnom Penh’s Por Sen Chey district on Monday. The victim refused to surrender her motorbike until the robbers shot her. Police said six rounds had been fired and three of them had struck the woman. Police were looking for the suspects yesterday. Deum Ampil

Teen caught after taking necklace from toddler
A 17-year-old girl robbed a toddler of her necklace at a public park in Phnom Penh’s Russey Keo district on Monday. The teenager snatched the necklace from the 2-year-old girl when her mother was away. The mother said the little girl was wailing when she came back, and she shouted for help. Bystanders caught the suspect and took her to police. The necklace was not found on her, but she later admitted giving it to another boy as she ran away. Deum Ampil

Official returns to find house being burgled
The home of a director of Kampong Chhnang province’s information department was burgled on Saturday when his family was away. The thieves were in the act of escaping with his TV and computer when the director returned home. The thieves escaped, taking about $600 and leaving the home trashed. Police are investigating the case and hunting the thieves. Rasmey Kampuchea

Man killed as moto crashes into tuk-tuk
One man was killed and three were injured in a crash in Kandal’s Kien Svay district on Monday. Police said three drunk men were speeding on a motorbike when they crashed into a tuk-tuk parked on the roadside. The motorbike driver died at the scene. The tuk-tuk driver and the two motorbike passengers were taken to hospital. Police have confiscated the two vehicles while they investigate. Kampuchea Thmey

Translated by Sen David

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