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Economic Pressures Causing Crime To Rise In Vientiane

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The number of crimes in Vientiane continues to rise despite police efforts to crack down on the criminals, according to a weekly report from Vientiane Police Headquarters on Wednesday.

From July 17-23, a total of 54 criminal cases were recorded in the capital, six more cases compared to the previous week, with robbery among the major crimes this week.

Some of the more brazen crimes recorded by police included: The robbery of Ms Mee Malayvieng, aged 24, a trader from Dongpalaep village in the capital’s Chanthabouly district. On July 17, she rode with her niece on a motorbike to visit her relatives in Donkoi village, Xaysettha district.

At around 2pm she went out from her relative’s house and shortly afterwards, two criminals followed her, using a motorbike without a number plate. The criminals rode their motorbike up beside her and used a sharp implement to threaten her before taking her motorbike, jewelry and other properties to escape the scene. Police are looking for the criminals.

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