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Police Blotter: 30 Sep 2010

Police Blotter: 30 Sep 2010

Woman loses necklace in drive-by snatching
Two thieves snatched a 30-year-old woman’s necklace from her neck while she was riding her motorbike in Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district on Monday. Police said the victim was travelling on her way to a pagoda when the two thieves drove dangerously close to her and grabbed her necklace. The woman shouted for help, but no one came to her aid before the thieves sped off. Police are on the hunt for the suspects.

Eager boy hit by car while jumping from taxi
A 9-year-old boy died instantly after being hit by a car while alighting from a moving taxi in Phnom Penh’s Dangkor district on Monday. Police said the boy was travelling to a pagoda. As the taxi approached its destination, the boy haphazardly hopped out into traffic. Police said the taxi driver was “careless” in failing to look after his passenger. They confiscated his car, and sent both drivers to the district police station for questioning.

Gang’s poles and stones break siblings’ bones
Two siblings were seriously injured after being attacked with stones and a metal pole by four drunken gangsters in Kandal province’s Ponhea Leu district on Monday. Police said the two victims were at a party when they began to argue with the suspects, who proceeded to beat them with the metal pole before stoning them. Neighbours sent them to hospital immediately. Police said the suspects will be caught, as they are notorious for their bad behaviour.

Police suspect migrant worker of killing wife
A 39-year-old man in Banteay Meanchey province’s Preah Netr Preah district was arrested on suspicion of killing his wife on Monday. Police said that the man, who worked in Thailand, was angry when he arrived home because his wife had finished all the wine and was heavily boozed. He then grabbed a knife and stabbed her to death. Neighbours reported that the wife got drunk every time her husband went away to work.

Cops on the lookout for wannabe thieves
Police in Kampong Chhnang province are on the hunt for two men who unsuccessfully attempted to steal a motorbike from a factory worker at gunpoint on Tuesday. The victim, who moonlights as a motorbike taxi driver, had ridden his motorbike to a quiet place to gather his thoughts. It was there that he ran into the two suspects, who threatened him with a gun before beating him. Police arrived immediately, but the suspects managed to escape on foot.


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