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Police Blotter: 4 Nov 2010

Police Blotter: 4 Nov 2010

Drug-addicted stabber strikes again and flees
A 28-year-old man was stabbed by a drug addict as he left work in Stung Treng on Monday. Police said this was not the first instance of the suspect stabbing someone, and that he “always stabbed the villagers” when he needed a drug fix. The victim said he was leaving work when the suspect stabbed him. The victim was sent to hospital, and police are hunting for the suspect.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

Rival gangs do battle with rocks and swords
Six “gangsters” were briefly detained when they resorted to using swords and rocks to settle a drunken argument in Battambang on Tuesday. Police said two groups were drinking wine in separate places when an argument broke out within one group. Curious, the other group went to intervene, but soon found itself embroiled in the scuffle. Before long, members of each gang produced swords and picked up nearby rocks to use as weapons. A neighbour called police, who detained the gangsters and shaved their heads. Police released them after they promised “to stop doing that”.
KAMPUCHEA THMEY

Old woman hit by motorbike in Poipet
An 80-year-old woman was hit by a 16-year-old rider on a motorbike as she crossed the road on Monday in Banteay Meanchey’s Poipet town. Police said the girl was driving very fast when she collided with the elderly woman. The woman was sent to hospital, where a doctor declared that she had suffered serious injuries “because she is old and she did not have enough power”. Police said people under the age of 18 cannot drive motorbikes, so they kept the motorbike.
KAMPUCHEA THMEY

Police nab arrogant serial bag-snatchers
Police arrested two men for snatching a bag from a woman in Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district on Monday. Police said the victim was riding her motorbike home from work, when the two men grabbed at her bag and forced her to lose control. After the bike fell, police raced over and arrested the two men. The suspects later bragged about their bag-snatching abilities, claiming they “did this so many times”. Police returned the bag to the victim.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

Mob retaliates against alleged motorbike thief
A Vietnamese man was arrested after he stole a motorbike on Tuesday. The victim said he locked his bike outside his house in Phnom Penh’s Daun Penh district, and went inside for dinner. During the meal, he heard “a strange sound”, so he went to investigate and found the suspect stealing his bike. Nearby residents banded together and fought the accused, before police intervened.
KAMPUCHEA THMEY

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