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Police Blotter: 5 May 2010

Police Blotter: 5 May 2010


Police in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district are looking for a 32-year-old Vietnamese national who is accused of killing his friend after a drunken dispute. Police said the suspect, a construction worker, and his friend, a 30-year-old carpenter, were drinking alcohol together when a tense verbal argument broke out. The suspect left the scene, then apparently returned holding a sharp knife. Police say the suspect used the knife to viciously stab the victim in the chest. The victim’s family sent the man to a local hospital, but he later died.

A 55-year-old gold vendor was robbed by four armed men as he was about to venture to the market Sunday morning in Battambang town, police reported. The victim told police that he ran for his life into his house after seeing men breaking open the gate to his complex. The masked robbers then allegedly broke into his car, where, he said, he had roughly US$10,000 worth of gold. The men made away on two motorbikes. Police said no one was injured in the robbery, and that they are currently looking for suspects.

A 29-year-old man alleged to be a serial mugger has been arrested and sent to Battambang provincial court after a 30-year-old man said he was robbed last week. The victim said the man ambushed him with a wooden stick and fled the scene with US$10. However, the suspect was arrested later that day. Local villagers called the accused man a drug addict. They said he was part of a group of three people who would often beat travellers or students so they could get drug money. The suspect allegedly confessed to the robbery. Police returned the stolen money to its rightful owner.

Police in Kampong Chhnang province have arrested a 35-year-old man accused of breaking his 7-year-old daughter’s leg. Neighbours reported seeing the man drag the daughter by her hair, then kick her leg so forcefully that it broke. The girl’s mother, neighbours said, was busy working in the rice field. The mother said this was the second time her husband had injured their child. Police said they could not explain the attack.


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