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Police Blotter: 02 July 2004


JUNE 17: Hin Lon, 57, was shot dead instantly during a robbery at 8:15 pm

in Por Snai village, Prey Veng province. Long Yeng, 64, told police a robber killed

his wife with an AK-47 then escaped empty-handed after authorities arrived. Lon was

shot three times while trying to shut the door on the robber while he attempted to

enter the house to steal property.

JUNE 17: Police are looking for San Phoeun, 39, after he committed a murder

at around 5 pm in Thnoat Roling village, Kampot province. Police said Phoeun killed

a neighbor, Lin Yao, 45, with a knife and then cut his head off because Yao had built

a dike to keep water for his rice field. Police said Phoeun was angry because Yao's

dike flooded his seedlings.

JUNE 18: A motodop driver, Sum Siev, 25, was found dead at a rice field in

Changkran Dek village, Kampong Speu province. Police said his arms and legs were

tied and his body dumped there after being strangled elsewhere while carrying two

passengers two days earlier. His bike was stolen.

JUNE 18: Bun Hurt, 30, a motodop driver, was found naked and dead in Kauk

Thnoat village, Siem Reap province. Police said he was drugged with sleeping pills

and killed with a stick by two robbers who were later arrested.

JUNE 18: A 45-year-old widow, Chum Ouk, was murdered and her body dumped at

a canal in Boeng Andeng village, Svay Rieng province. Police said she was killed

with a knife and her head cut off while bicycling home from a market where she worked.

Police suspect robbery because two damleung of her gold was stolen.

JUNE 19: Two gunmen escaped after committing a multiple murder at 2:40 pm

in Prey Koh village, Kampong Speu province. Police said Iem Khon, 57, was shot dead

with an M16 rifle while trying to escape from the attack behind his house. His two

sons, Surn Noeun, 24, and Surn Saut, 15, were fatally gunned down during the attack.

Police said Khon had been accused of sorcery.

JUNE 19: Khim Sokhom, 54, was attacked with a hatchet while watching television

at 7:30 pm at his house in Chrey Thom village, Kandal province. The victim's family

told police an unknown man entered the house and chopped Sokhom four times then escaped

on foot. Police said revenge was a reason. Sokhom was sent to a hospital in Vietnam

for treatment.

JUNE 20: Sar Ron, 37, was sent to the provincial hospital for medical treatment

after being knifed during an argument at around 1 pm in Laak village, Kampong Thom

province. Police said the woman was struck in the neck by her brother-in-law, Lanch

Sok, 37, who escaped. Sok was angry as Ron owed his son 7,000 riel for plowing a

rice field.

JUNE 22: Kim Ol, 37, was arrested for a murder he committed the previous night

in Sbek Preal village, Kampong Speu province. Police said Ol killed his wife's lover,

a farmer, Pich Phirom, 24, then he hanged the body from the roof of a cottage at

his farm. Phirom was strangled with a rope while asleep on a bed with Ol's wife,

Khim Laim, 35, with whom he had been having a love affair for two years, during which

a child was produced.

JUNE 22: Ward Pov, 36, was shot dead while asleep downstairs at his house

in Rokar Bos village, Battambang province. Police said Pov was shot in the chest

and the stomach with an AK-47 by an unknown man.

JUNE 23: Som Narong, 45, a military medical doctor, was sent to Preah Kossamak

hospital after being found unconscious at 10 pm in Tuol Kork village, Russei Keo

district, Phnom Penh. Narong said he had been drugged with sleeping pills by two

unknown men while drinking wine at a local shop in the early evening. They stole

his motorbike and more than $100 in cash.

JUNE 25: Police are looking for Savy, 25, after he murdered a young girl at

7:20 pm in Trea village, Meanchey district, Phnom Penh. Police said Savy probably

escaped to Prey Veng province where he had been living before he came to stay for

two days with a married couple. Moeun Leakhena, 9, was strangled while she was staying

alone at her house. Police suspect Savy was hired to kill the girl for someone who

wanted to take revenge on her family.

JUNE 25: At least eight people died instantly and seven others were sent to

a hospital in Phnom Penh after an accident at 10:20 am while they were in a small

truck on National Road 4 in Trapaing Kang village, Kampong Speu province. Police

said the truck overturned after colliding with a Pajero car driven by Chum Sopheap

who was severely injured.,

JUNE 25: An accident killed four Khmer traditional musicians and injured another

18 when their truck overturned on Road 6 in So Yaung village, Kampong Thom province.

Police said the truck rolled five times into a rice field after the front tire exploded

at speed while travelling from Kampong Cham to Siem Reap where they were to perform

at a wedding party.

JUNE 26: A policeman, Samrith Thai, 29, died at Calmette Hospital after being

shot in a robbery while riding a motorbike on the way to a park where he exercised

every early morning on Sisowath Quay in Chatomuk commune, Phnom Penh. A witness said

three robbers blocked the path of Thai and shot him in the chest with a K-59 handgun

then escaped on his bike.

- Translated from Khmer newspapers Koh Santepheap and Rasmei Kampuchea by Aun




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