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Police Blotter: 12-04-2011

Police Blotter: 12-04-2011

Teen stabbed to death in violent attack
POLICE are searching for a group of men accused of stabbing a 17-year-old man to death on Sunday in Kampong Chhnang’s Rolea Ba’ier district. Police said the victim, his older brother and three women were returning home from a dance party in the village when a group of men armed with knives and wooden sticks stopped them and attacked the older brother. The victim intervened and was stabbed in the neck and died on the way to the hospital, while the unidentified suspects fled the scene. Police said the motive was not known. KAMPUCHEA THMEY

Unidentified body found in Tonle Sap
AN unidentified body found floating in Tonle Sap river was removed by police for identification yesterday. Chamkarmon District Police Chief Uch Sokhun said yesterday that the corpse was of a man aged around 20, wearing black trousers and a black shirt. Uch Sokhun said that a fisherman found the body on Sunday but it was not retrieved until yesterday because nobody wanted to lift it out of the water. Police are looking to identify the man and find his relatives. KIM YUTHANA

Three held after drunken moto crash
THREE 19-year-old men were arrested by police after crashing their motorbike into a 22-year-old pedestrian in Kampot town on Saturday. The suspects, who are alleged to have been drunk, attempted to escape from the scene but were chased down and arrested. The pedestrian was badly wounded and knocked unconscious and the driver of the motorbike was also injured. Police sent both of them men  to the hospital. KAMPUCHEA THMEY

Suspect in motorbike robbery detained
KANDAL provincial police sent a 34-year-old woman to court on Saturday, accused of stealing a motorbike from a construction worker in Sa’ang district on Friday. According to police, the suspect stole the motorbike and attempted to escape on the vehicle, but the owner reported the crime to police. A chase ensued and the woman crashed into two pedestrians before police arrested her. KAMPUCHEA THMEY

Battambang police arrest man over theft
POLICE in Battambang sent a 23-year-old man to court on Saturday. He was accused of committing a robbery in Kamrieng district. Police said four suspects robbed a victim of a gold bracelet, 1,500 baht (US$50) and a mobile phone. Three of the suspects were arrested after the robbery and another escaped to Thailand, but Thai and Cambodian police arrested him on Thursday. RASMEY KAMPUCHEA


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