Police Blotter: 24 Mar 2011

Police Blotter: 24 Mar 2011

Drunken blade attack leaves one injured
Policearrested a 22-year-old man on Monday after he attacked another man at a dance party in Kandal province’s Khsach Kandal district. Police said the victim visited a residence where the suspect was drinking alcohol with other villagers and an argument broke out. The suspect then grabbed a sword and viciously attacked the victim, seriously wounding him. The victim then ran to a nearby dance party for help. Police sent the suspect to provincial court on Tuesday.
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Foreigner kills man in tragic traffic accident
A 67-YEAR-OLD man was killed after an unidentified suspect crashed into him on Sunday in Takeo province’s Samrong district. An eyewitness said that the deceased man, who was from Kampong Speu province, was returning home on his motorbike when he turned left without signalling and a foreigner crashed into him, killing him instantly. The suspect escaped from the scene.
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Carpenter hacks coworker to death
A 25-YEAR-OLD man is accused of hacking a 29-year-old coworker to death during an argument on Monday night in the Banan district of Battambang province. Police said the two men, both carpenters, drank alcohol together and then had an argument. The suspect then lethally hacked the victim several times in the head with a knife, before fleeing the scene. Police said they know the identity of the suspect and are searching for him.
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Stolen motorbike turns up after sword robbery
DANGKOR district police detained a 19-year-old man after a stolen motorbike was found with him in Phnom Penh on Monday. Police said a 20-year-old student reported the theft to police after he saw his motorbike being washed. On Saturday, two men with a sword attacked the student and robbed him of his vehicle while he was on his way to a dance party in his village. Police are searching for additional suspects.
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Pregnant woman arrested after theft
A 50-YEAR-OLD watermelon vendor detained a pregnant woman and turned her over to police on suspicion of stealing more than 1 million riel (US$250) from her in Kampong Cham province’s Kampong Cham town on Tuesday morning. The vendor claimed the suspect pretended to buy her watermelons with other customers but stole more than 1 million riel from her bag while she wasn’t looking. Police said the woman has been sent to provincial court.
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