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Samaritans set back by sword-swinging suspect
Tue, 24 February 2015
A failed motorbike robbery in Poipet on Saturday night proved the old adage that no good deed goes unpunished. When a man left a club at about midnight, two men – one wielding a samurai sword – stopped him, ordering him off his bike, police said.
An ad hoc posse that quickly materialised attempted to hold the men for police, but three of the do-gooders were seriously injured when the sword came into play. The injured men were hospitalised, and the two suspects were arrested.
Housewarming hijinks give way to swordplay
Fri, 3 April 2015
Police in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district are on the lookout for six men who hacked a woman with a samurai sword and made off with her motorbike on Wednesday night.
The 31-year-old woman was driving home from a friend’s housewarming party at about 9:30pm, when a gang of six men on several motorbikes followed and ran her off the road, police said.
When she tried to escape, one of the men, armed with a samurai sword, gashed her left hand and head, before the group made off with her bike. Police are investigating. KOH SANTEPHEAP