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Police Blotter: 27 Jul 2011

Fruit juice stop proves unhealthy for motodop
A MOTODOP was stabbed multiple times while hanging out with friends at a fruit juice stand last Wednesday in Koh Kong province’s Kampong Seila district. Eyewitnesses said the 32-year-old man was drinking a glass of fruit juice in front of a drink vendor stall when an unknown man walked by and allegedly stabbed him, wounding him in the head and hands, before fleeing the scene. The victim was taken to the district hospital before being transferred to hospital in Phnom Penh. Police are investigating the whereabouts of the suspect.

Hairdressers netted in handbag robbery
A WOMAN’S handbag was allegedly snatched on Monday night as she drove along National Road 4 in Kampong Speu province. The 32-year-old victim said she recognised the suspects as two young hairdressers and immediately called her husband who informed police. Police said they arrested the two female suspects and returned the victim’s handbag.

Newlyweds perish in early morning collision
A PAIR of newlyweds died instantly after their vehicle was struck by a car as they drove home from work on Tuesday in Phnom Penh’s Daun Penh district. Police said that a 41-year-old man and his 35-year-old wife were hit by a black Lexus SUV as it sped through an intersection. Police said they are searching for the driver of the vehicle, who fled. The couple was pronounced dead at the scene.

Teenager beaten with rocks and belts
A TEENAGE boy was allegedly stoned and beaten unconscious on Saturday afternoon by a group of student ‘gangsters’ in Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district. The attack was reportedly brought on by an argument that began during a football game. The 15-year-old victim was allegedly beaten unconscious with belts and pelted with rocks by a group of 10 teenagers. He was reportedly taken to hospital with serious head injuries. The victim’s mother filed a complaint with police, who are searching for the suspects.

Murder suspects nabbed in 2007 case
TWO suspects were arrested by police in connection with a 2007 murder in Kandal province’s Khsach Kandal district on Monday. Police said they apprehended the two men after they recently returned to Kandal after allegedly fleeing the province in the wake of the murder. The suspects denied the allegations, but have been sent to provincial court. Police said there are five other suspects in the case who remain at large.



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