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Police Blotter: 3 Oct 2011

Police suspect sickle used in murder of man
A 35-YEAR-OLD was arrested for allegedly killing a man with a sickle on Saturday in Kampong Cham province’s Kroch Chhmar district. The suspect is thought to have slashed his 35-year-old victim three times in the head because he was angry about a recent head-on bicycle crash involving the two men. The suspect was injured in the accident. Police captured the man and the suspected murder weapon at his house after seeing him flee the scene of the crime.

Teenagers ‘attack family’ on motorbike
A GROUP of teenagers was arrested for trying to assault a family in Kandal province’s Kien Svay district on Friday. Eyewitnesses said one of the teenagers was driving his motorbike while drunk and fell down in the middle of the road. A family on a separate moto crashed into the fallen motorbike and its alleged drunken driver from behind because of low visibility caused by rain. The driver’s friends, seeing the accident, thought the family was to blame and allegedly attempted to assault the 42-year-old father, his wife and daughter.

Vietnamese man attacked with wood
FOUR men were arrested on Friday for allegedly assaulting a Vietnamese man with a piece of wood in the capital’s Tuol Kork district. Police said the suspects attacked the victim when they were drunk after getting into an argument. The Vietnamese man was seriously injured and rushed to hospital. The four suspects initially escaped, but were eventually captured by authorities.

Witnesses help nab alleged teenage robber
A YOUNG man was detained by villagers and eventually arrested by police on Friday after allegedly attempting to steal a gold necklace from a 13-year-old boy in the capital’s Dangkor district. Police said the 17-year-old suspect grabbed the boy’s necklace and ran away.

Handbag ‘thieves’ captured by authorities
POLICE arrested two men yesterday for robbing a 37-year-old woman in the capital’s Tuol Kork district. Police said the men grabbed the woman’s handbag while she was riding on a moto with her husband and fled.



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