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Police Blotter: 22 Nov 2011

Police Blotter: 22 Nov 2011

•Man hospitalised after random stabbing attack
Four men between the ages of 18 and 20 were sent to provincial court on Saturday on suspicion of stabbing a young man on Wednesday in Battambang province’s Rattanak Mondol district. The motive of the attack was unclear. Police said the suspects were drinking and blocked the way of the 24-year-old victim by stabbing him as he was walking to buy eggs from the local market. The four men fled the scene, but were eventually captured by authorities. However, they did not confess to the crime. The victim was sent to hospital.

•Speeding drunk driver killed in moto crash
A young man who was allegedly driving drunk was killed instantly early on Saturday morning when he crashed into the back of a truck in Siem Reap town. Police said the 23-year-old was speeding behind the truck at about 12:30am and did not notice when the truck began slowing down, running his moto into its back. Authorities are searching for the driver of the truck, who fled the scene. The truck and the victim’s motorbike were sent to the police station for further investigation. 

•Thieving pair arrested for stealing motorbike
A 16-year-old and a 22-year-old were arrested for robbery on Friday in the capital’s Dangkor district. Police said a 23-year-old student offered the two men a ride on his moto when the pair asked the student to stop in a desolate area so they could urinate. After the victim stopped, the men attacked him and stole his moto. The victim shouted for help, alerting nearby police who caught the suspects.

•Police bust group of alleged drug dealers
Five men between the ages of 19 and 24 were arrested for dealing drugs on Friday after Sen Sok district police in Phnom Penh found three packages of illicit drugs on the trio. Police said the suspects were returning from a village, where they purchased the drugs. The suspects were sent to a rehabilitation center.

•Bag-snatching students detained by authorities
A pair of high school students were arrested by police in Phnom Penh’s Daun Penh district for bag-snatching on Friday. Police said the two 17-year-olds grabbed the handbag of a young woman on her motorbike. The 27-year-old woman shouted for help while she chased the suspects. Local authorities intervened and captured the suspects who were sent to the police station for further questioning. The handbag, which contained more than US$100 and a gold necklace, was returned to the victim.


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