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Police Blotter: 13 Nov 2008

Police Blotter: 13 Nov 2008



A man died after he was stabbed with a knife in Banteay Meanchey province on Monday. According to police, the victim, Muy Krouch, 19, was taken to hospital but was dead on arrival. Banteay Chhmar district police said that they arrested seven of the suspect's friends, while the suspect himself had escaped. Witnesses said the conflict was not a big one, and that the suspect had wanted to show off his strength and bravery by attacking someone with his weapon.


Two people have been arrested for stealing a money bag from a foreigner on street 273 in Boeung Kak 1 commune, Tuol Kork district, Phnom Penh on Sunday. The money bag belonged to a 48-year-old American man. According to police, the bag contained US$80 and some other personal documents.


Police arrested a man while he was breaking into a motorbike spare parts shop on street 252 in Toeuk La'ok 3 commune, Tuol Kork district, Phnom Penh. The arrested man is Prum Socheat, 25, who police believed was renting a room on a street in the same neighbourhood.


Two burglars were caught trying to flee after breaking into a villager's house and stealing property in Kandal province. The house owners were not at home. Seeing this, one of the suspects broke into the house to steal money and gold, while the other one sat on a motorbike outside waiting for the house owner. They then drove the motorbike away while a relative started shouting for help. After the police got the news about this, they searched for the thieves and caught them as they were trying to escape.


A 77-year-old woman was killed after being crushed by a motorbike on Sunday while she was walking through  Khsam commune, Kampong Chhnang district and province. "Grandma Ven", as she was known, was run over by Sok Sopheaklida, a 17-year-old girl from Village 8 of the same commune, while she was crossing the road to her house.


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