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Police Blotter: 26 Oct 2011

Cameroon tourists victims of bag theft
A  Cameroonian couple had one of their handbags snatched while walking down the road on Sunday in Banteay Meanchey province’s Poipet town. The female victim said she was walking with her boyfriend when the suspect approached from behind, snatched the bags and fled on foot. The couple said their passports were the most important items lost in the robbery. Police are searching for the thief.

Police nab necklace thief after moto crash
A HIGH SCHOOL student was arrested on Monday on suspicion of stealing a necklace from a university student in Phnom Penh’s Toul Kork district. Police said the 20-year-old suspect snatched the necklace from the victim’s neck while they were both riding motorbikes. The suspect attempted to flee from the area, but crashed his motorbike into a car and was apprehended by police. The necklace was returned to the victim by the authorities and the suspect was sent to jail to await trial.

Alleged crystal meth dealer under arrest
AN ALLEGED drug dealer was arrested on Sunday in Battambang province’s Sompov Loun district. Police said the 32-year-old suspect often sold crystal methamphetamine in Thailand and was apprehended after he crossed the border into Cambodia. The suspect was found to be in possession of 58 capsules of crystal methamphetamine. The drugs were confiscated and the suspect sent to jail to await trial.

Man viciously beaten, stabbed by Poipet gang
A GROUP of seven men were arrested in the wake of a vicious attack and stabbing on Sunday in Banteay Meanchey province’s Poipet town. Police said the suspects beat one victim unconscious and stabbed him several times in what appeared to be a robbery. All seven of the suspects were caught by police, who found them in possession of the victim’s money and mobile phone. Police said the suspects, who await trial, were high on drugs during the attack. The victim was hospitalised.

Bag snatcher caught in botched robbery
A BOTCHED robbery led to the arrest of a 25-year-old man in the capital’s Prampi Makara district on Sunday. Police said a woman, 26, arrived home and placed her bag on a table, but failed to properly close the door. The suspect then allegedly slipped into the house and snatched the bag. The victim quickly alerted police in the area, who apprehended the suspect. Police said the suspect confessed to the theft and now awaits trial.



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