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Police Blotter: 23 Aug 2011

Police Blotter: 23 Aug 2011

Motorbike crash claims teenager in Siem Reap
A TEENAGE girl was killed and two other girls seriously injured after their motorbike was struck by a vehicle on Thursday in Siem Reap’s Puok district. Eyewitnesses said a car swerved into a lane of oncoming traffic and struck the girls’ motorbike head on before crashing into a roadside ditch. The driver of the vehicle fled the scene. The three teens on the motorbike were taken to the hospital, where one was pronounced dead and two others remain in critical condition. Police confiscated the car in hope of tracking it back to the suspect who fled the scene.
KAMPUCHEA THMEY

Man shot, friend beaten over snooker argument
ONE man was shot and another beaten with a snooker cue on Saturday following an argument in Phnom Penh’s Chamkarmon district. Police said one victim became involved in an argument with two men over a game of snooker, which resulted in him being severely beaten with a wooden cue. Police said the victim then called a friend for assistance. However, when the victim’s friend arrived he was shot in the chest by one of the two suspects, before they fled the scene. The victims were sent the hospital and police said they have confirmed the identity of the two suspects, but have yet to make an arrest.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

Roof collapse ends in tragedy for family
THE roof of a slum building collapsed on an adjacent family’s home, killing one woman and injuring four others on Friday night in Kandal province’s Takhmao district. The victims, all members of the same family, were reportedly taken to the hospital by neighbours after a metal roof collapsed on them while they were sleeping. Police said the slum, which was built during the French colonial era, was not longer safe and should be torn down to avoid future accidents.
KAMPUCHEA THMEY

Motodop stabbed in back three times
A MOTODOP was stabbed three times in the back and hospitalised on Saturday in Phnom Penh’s Russei Keo district. The motodop, 32, said he was driving a customer home when he was stabbed by his passenger. The suspect then fled the scene, but was arrested by police an hour
later.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

Informant’s tip off leads police to narcotics haul
ANTI-DRUG police arrested three men after raiding a guesthouse on Saturday in Phnom Penh’s Chamkarmon district. Police, who said the raid was fuelled by a tip from an informant, uncovered one package of drugs and drug paraphernalia during the raid.
KAMPUCHEA THMEY

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