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Police Blotter: 19 Oct 2011

Police Blotter: 19 Oct 2011

Village mob beats alleged robber to death
VILLAGERS beat a man suspected of stealing a motorbike to death in Takeo province’s Bati district on Sunday. The robber allegedly stole the motorbike, which was parked in a rice field, with an accomplice. When the owner saw it being stolen, she shouted for help and a group of residents chased down the robbers. One was beaten to death while another was arrested and sent to court. Police warned that in the future residents should not fight suspects.

Guard’s neck slit after bungled robbery
A 23-YEAR-OLD man who is thought to have slit a security guard’s neck after an unsuccessful burglary on a foreigner’s home was arrested in Sihanoukville town on Monday. Police said the man had attempted to enter the house, but the door was locked. In a fit of anger, the would-be robber allegedly saw the guard sleeping underneath the house and took a knife to his throat. Luckily, the guard survived and the suspect was arrested soon after.

Truck crash claims one dead, one injured
ONE man died and another was seriously injured after their motorbike crashed into a container truck in Phnom Penh’s Dangkor district on Monday. Eyewitnesses said the pair had been driving the bike very fast and it had seemed they were trying to escape from police. The truck ran over both men during the crash, but one man survived. Authorities have detained the truck driver and are trying to resolve the situation.

Ice-using suspects arrested after deal
TWO suspected drug users were arrested in Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district on Thursday after they were discovered by police on an area patrol. The men were believed to have been buying ice, but the dealer that they bought it from escaped arrest. The two arrested men have been detained at a local police station for further questioning.

Suspected handbag snatchers arrested
A 30-YEAR-OLD man was found dead in the VIP room of a casino in Svay Rieng province on Monday. Police are treating the death as a murder, as the man appeared to have been stabbed in the stomach, but have yet to discover why he was killed. Hotel staff said he had come to play cards at the casino and had been involved in an argument. Police are investigating the crime and are trying to identify the victim.


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