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Police Blotter: 05 October 2007


SEPTEMBER 21: Yi Soriya, 29, was arrested for a murder he committed during

a rape in the downtown of Mittapheap district, Sihanoukville. Police said Soriya

killed Hem Nhen, 38, a wine shop owner. Hem Nhen was found dead in her shop. Soriya

confessed that he chopped Hem Nhen once in the neck and many times in the head after

raping her while he was drunk.

SEPTEMBER 21: Six provincial forestry administration officials were arrested

for a murder in Trapaing Chung village, Pursat province. Police said the six people

wounded Nam Batheang, 29, who died later at a provincial hospital after he was shot

twice with an AK-47 while driving a car and carrying two others. Police said the

shooter, Heang Pov, and his five accomplices, Kim Chantha, Um Sopha, Chea Bunly,

Im Sophy, and Ham Ho, who tried to stop the car as they thought the car smuggled


SEPTEMBER 22: Police came to inspect the body of a primary school teacher,

Khan Bak, 56, who was found hanging at his house in Krapeu Choeung village, Battambang

province. Police said Bak committed suicide because he was ill. His family said Bak

recently attempted to commit suicide once but survived.

SEPTEMBER 23: Two gunmen escaped after killing grocery vendor Pich Kim, 64,

during a nighttime robbery in Kampong Ley village, Battambang province. Hong Pov,

33, who was also wounded, said the robbers knocked on the front door and asked to

buy something. Then one of the two shot Kim dead with a K-59 pistol. The robbers

escaped after collecting one million riel and $100.

SEPTEMBER 23: Two robbers were arrested while trying to escape on a stolen

motorbike at 10:30am in Psar Depot 2 commune, Phnom Penh. Police said the two suspects,

Harch Chan, 19, and Vuth Thy, 25, robbed Nhim Khemarin, 24, a motorbike taxi driver.

Khemarin told police the robbers pointed a sharp steel weapon at his stomach then

escaped on his bike when he parked to pee.

SEPTEMBER 23: Teak Tep, 33, was robbed of his motorbike at 7:15pm in O'Khleng

Por village, Preah Vihear province. Tep told police three robbers blocked his path

and knocked him down with a rock then escaped on his bike after stealing 500,000

riel in cash. Police have issued warrants for three suspects identified as Kha Thai,

28, Lim Noeun, 33, and Eap Songly, 48.

SEPTEMBER 24: Police came to inspect the body of a motorbike taxi driver,

Hoeung Loak, 24, who was found in Kbal Spean village, Battambang province. Police

said Loak was murdered elsewhere and his body buried. He had been missing for four

days. Police are still investigating the case because they identified a suspect who

had been seen driving the victim's motorbike and later sold it for Baht 21,000.

SEPTEMBER 24: Pheng Phareth was robbed of 32 million riel in cash while he

was changing a flat tire at 11:50am on Monivong boulevard in Wat Phnom commune, Phnom

Penh. Phareth, who has been working at the provincial health office in Kandal province,

told police that two people opened the car's door and stole his moneybag then escaped

on a motorbike while he was sitting outside the car waiting for a repairer to fix

the tire. Police reminded people that recently a woman, Un Sokkoung, 26, who is an

accountant manager at Tuol Kork market, was also robbed of more than $10,000 in cash

under similar events.

SEPTEMBER 25: Chea Chheang, 23, and two accomplices were arrested after stealing

a mobile phone at 5:20am in Teuk Laak 1 commune, Phnom Penh. Kim Heng, 38, told police

that the three beat her down and put their arms around her neck then escaped after

picking up her phone.

SEPTEMBER 25: Police arrested two Indonesians who planned to commit a robbery

at 11:12am on Monivong Boulevard in Sras Chak commune, Phnom Penh. Police suspect

the two intended to flatten the tires of a female victim and then rob her as she

tended to the puncture. The two were chased and arrested in Psar Doeumkor commune

while trying to flee. A day later police arrested two other Indonesians and one Khmer-Islam,

and confiscated 14 sharp steels from the suspects for evidence.

SEPTEMBER 27: Ung Savuth, 51, was sent to a clinic and he later died after

hanging himself at 5:30am in Poprak Khang Choeung village, on the outskirts of Phnom

Penh. Sok Hong, 43, told police her husband committed suicide because he was in debt.

Hong said Savuth had attempted suicide by hanging himself once last December.

SEPTEMBER 28: Two gunmen escaped on a motorbike belonging to Khun Pisith,

23, who was shot and wounded by robbers at 7:10pm in Paprak Khang Thbong village,

on the outskirts of Phnom Penh. Police said Pisith was shot once in the back with

an AK-47 after trying to fight off the two robbers. Police took Pisith to a hospital

in Phnom Penh for surgery.

SEPTEMBER 29: Ol Senghour, 18, was found dead in the early morning at an abandoned

cottage in Teuk Chrov commune, Kampong Cham province. Police suspect the killer or

killers snatched Ol Senghour the previous night as she was returning from a Phchum

Ben dance at the local pagoda. Police suspect she may have been raped.

SEPTEMBER 29: Ym Choung, 22, filed a complaint after he was robbed of his

motorbike at 10:15am in Trapaing Sangke village, Kampong Speu province. Choung told

police that two unknown men on a motorbike parked in front of him and aimed a handgun

at him then stole his bike.

SEPTEMBER 30: Yan Sophal, 26, was stabbed to death while arguing with Khom

Mao, 26, at around 6pm in Prek Tanou village, Phnom Penh. Police arrested Mao and

confiscated one knife and a sword after the argument. Police said Mao had been released

from Prey Sar prison just three days earlier, after serving eight months for battery.

SEPTEMBER 30: Tum Sokha, 25, was found hanging by a rope at 6:30pm in the

kitchen of his house in Chung Rouk village, on the outskirts of Phnom Penh. Police

said Sokha committed suicide possibly because he had argued with his brother while

drinking wine together in the afternoon.



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