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Police blotter: 4 July 2011

Woman beaten with rocks for refusing sex
A group of men who allegedly beat a sex worker unconscious after she refused to have sex with them were arrested in Battambang town on Saturday. The victim, police said, was beaten by the three men with rocks after she declined to have sex with them for US$5. She remains unconscious and in a serious condition in hospital. The perpetrators were sent to court the following morning.

Sisters fight for lives after being stabbed
TWO sisters sustained life-threatening injuries after being stabbed and robbed while working at a plantation on Friday in Kratie province’s Chhlong district, police said. The victims, aged 22 and 18, were reportedly clearing a field when a male suspect allegedly attacked them with a knife and axe, stealing their jewellery. Suffering critical injuries, the victims were sent to a hospital in Phnom Penh. Police said they were searching for the perpetrator, whom the victims claimed to recognised as a man from their village.

Robber attacks on way to Phnom Penh hospital
A MAN who allegedly stole a woman’s motorbike as she drove to hospital was arrested in Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district on Friday. The suspect is accused of threatening the victim with a bat as she drove to a hospital in Kampong Cham province on Friday to pick up medicine for her mother. Police said they spotted a man riding the motorbike who told them he had purchased the stolen vehicle from the thief before he fled Phnom Penh, leading to his arrest.

Suspected phone thieves caught in the act
A GROUP of suspected mobile phone thieves were arrested after fleeing from police during a burglary in Pailin province on Saturday, law enforcement officials said on Saturday. The three men broke into a mobile phone store in Pailin town while the owner was absent, pocketing more than 50 phones, a police official said. Officers patrolling the market area where the shop was located saw what the suspects were up to, secured the perimeter of the building and caught the men as they attempted to flee, the official said.

Motorbike crash kills driver, two passengers
A MOTORBIKE driver and his two passengers died instantly after they crashed into the back of a truck on Friday in Kampong Cham province’s Chamkar Leu district, police have said. The three men were speeding when they hit the truck, police said. Police confiscated the truck, the owner of which had fled the scene.



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