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‘Like a pack of wild dogs’

Police are looking for a notorious group of “thugs” who are allegedly responsible for fatally stabbing a 38-year-old man from Thailand early yesterday morning.

Police are looking for a notorious group of “thugs” who are allegedly responsible for fatally stabbing a 38-year-old man from Thailand early yesterday morning.

“It appears that this was a random attack,” said Edmonton police homicide detective Bill Clark.

“We are a big city and we have some big-city problems here, but this is a bunch of thugs walking the neighbourhood. And in order to put an end to these thugs, we need the public’s help.”

Two of the victim’s friends were walking home near 99 Street and 82 Avenue when they were violently attacked by a group of “four to six white males” sometime around 1 a.m., said Clark.
Police said the melee continued in front of a house east of 99 Street and 80 Avenue where it appears three of the men were continuing to rob the pair.

The victim and another friend ran out of the house to help, police said, and that’s when the victim was stabbed. Police said the suspects then ran off in a northwestern direction. The victim was rushed to hospital where he later died.

“We know that somebody knows these people,” said Clark about the suspects. “There is a chance that these individuals are involved in this type of activity in this area in the past. We would like to speak to anyone that may have had this type of incident, or been accosted by these group of individuals before ... They are like a pack of wild dogs.”

Clark said the victim and his friends involved in the attack were all “hard-working innocent victims” who don’t speak English.

Police are looking for three white males. One is described as a chubby 20-year-old with short dark hair who stands between five-foot-seven and five-foot-10.

The second suspect is described as a skinny 18- to 20-year-old with short dark hair who was wearing baggy black shorts to his knees with pockets on the sides. Police believe he is armed with a knife.

The third suspect, the tallest of the group, is described as an 18- to 20-year-old who was seen wearing a black leather coat.

Police are asking anyone with information to call the service’s dispatch line at 780-423-4567.