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Police Blotter: 5 May 2011

Police Blotter: 5 May 2011

Dinner dispute leads to roadside stabbing
A 36-YEAR-OLD man was arrested after he allegedly stabbed a victim, causing serious injuries, in Phnom Penh’s Tuol Kork district on Tuesday. Police said that the victim was heavily intoxicated and started an argument with the suspect while he was eating dinner in front of his home, even though the two had never spoken to each other before the incident occurred. The suspect then became enraged and stabbed the man with a knife. Police arrived on the scene and managed to arrest the suspect, while the victim was sent to hospital for his injuries.

Knife attack kills the party atmosphere
A 30-YEAR-OLD man was arrested after he allegedly stabbed two people in Kratie’s Chhlong district on Sunday. Police said the victims and the suspect were dancing together at a party when an argument broke out. The suspect then pulled out a knife and allegedly stabbed them in a fit of rage, terrifying other partygoers. The two victims were seriously injured and were sent to hospital for treatment. Police intervened at the scene and managed to arrest the suspect, while the party was understandably ruined as people were too scared to dance.

Police nab suspect after five years
A 29-YEAR-OLD man was arrested after he allegedly beat and seriously injured a victim more than five years ago in Kandal’s Sa’ang district on Sunday. Police said that the suspect escaped from Kandal province more than five years ago after he attacked a victim and was living in a different province. Police managed to arrest him when he returned to the district to visit his family, after receiving a court-ordered warrant for his arrest. The suspect has since been sent to court to face charges.

Beach cops make arrest after theft
A 21-YEAR-OLD man was arrested in Preah Sihanouk after he allegedly stole a bag from a tourist while he was swimming in the sea on Sunday. The victim said that he arrived in Sihanoukville for a holiday with family and left his bag on the beach while he went swimming. He spotted the thief while he was swimming and watched from afar as he swiped the bag and chased after him in a vain attempt to catch him. The suspect evaded the victim and made off with US$55 and a mobile phone. The victim then filed a complaint with police, who managed to arrest the suspect and send him to court to face charges.


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