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Police Blotter: 07-December-2001


NOVEMBER 23: Nith Dalok, 30, a student from the National Institute for

Management, was robbed while riding along Street 53 in Wat Phnom precinct, Phnom

Penh. Dalok told police that three men on a motorbike blocked her path, threatened

her with a handgun and beat her on the head before stealing her bike.

NOVEMBER 24: Yin Niel, 31, was shot dead after attempting to steal 100,000

riel from a shopkeeper at 7:45pm at her shop on Street 150, Toul Kork district, Phnom

Penh. Police said the robber, who had a K-59 handgun, was shot once in the head after

he and his accomplice exchanged fire with police while trying to evade arrest.

NOVEMBER 24: Sar Sokhom, 22, was found dead in a forest in Mittapheap district,

Sihanouk-ville. After inspection, police said Sokhom, who was a moto-taxi driver

from Kirivong district, Takeo province, had been killed two weeks earlier. They suspect

robbery as the motive as his motorbike had been stolen.

NOVEMBER 24: Sok Soeun, 36, was sent to Preah Sihanouk hospital after being

knifed in a quarrel at 4:30pm in Prek Toil village, Phnom Penh. Police said Soeun,

a recycler, was stabbed in the chest with a bottle shard by a fellow recycler, Ouk

Sao, 37, a friend of Mao, who had refused to give 500 riel to Soeun after losing

a betting game for kick-boxing. The assailants were arrested.

NOVEMBER 24: Long Hieng, 39, and Han Hien, 39, were gunned down at around

3pm while collecting medicinal roots at the forest in O'Smach village, Oddar Meanchey

province. The sole witness, Chhin Poeu, who escaped the shooting, told village authorities

the men had been shot twice by Thai border police taking revenge for the death of

their captain who was recently killed during a robbery.

NOVEMBER 25: Two people were killed after a DK-75 bomb exploded at 7:15am

in Rokar Thom village, Chhbar Mon district, Kampong Speu. Police said the dismembered

body of Chhon, 37, was found five meters away from the explosion, and his friend

Lin, 28, was found three meters away. Chhon had been sawing off the head of the bomb

to get the gunpowder for sale.

NOVEMBER 25: Tep Bien, 51, was shot dead in a robbery at 10:20pm in Sne

village, Baphnom district, Prey Veng. Police said Bien was shot once in the shoulder

with an AK-47 while parking his motorbike to drop off his friend, Tri Khieng, 42.

Khieng was also shot. His index finger was cut off and his one damleung value gold-ring

was stolen.

NOVEMBER 26: The naked body of a 22-year-old woman, Lin, was found at the

riverside in Tonle Bassac commune, Phnom Penh. Police said Lin had been raped and

strangled, probably by her neighbor who had threatened to kill her after she told

her husband the man tried to rape her six days before.

NOVEMBER 26: A 53-year-old man, Moeun Uch, was found floating in a tributary

located about 150 meters from his house in Toul Daunkorm village, Koh Thom district,

Kandal. Police said Uch had drowned three days earlier. He had been washing while

he was drunk.

NOVEMBER 26: Luigi Falchi, 28, an Italian national, was arrested for allegedly

having sex with underage boys at a parlor in Pali Ley village, Banteay Meanchey province.

Police said he was arrested after Heng Bo, 21, told them he was paid to procure 12-year-old

boys for sex, but that he hadn't been paid for doing so.

NOVEMBER 27: Two people were beaten to death after stealing a motorbike

at 9:20am in Doeum Kor village, Russei Keo district, Phnom Penh. The robbers, Heng

Phearun and Ou Tolla, were killed by a crowd of villagers after they were arrested

by municipal police. Two other suspected robbers, Em Yaran, 18, and Keo Phalla, 24,

were arrested.

NOVEMBER 28: Chung Thibit Yeung, 35, a Vietnamese prostitute, was beaten

with a steel bar by her French ex-boyfriend at 11:30am in a parlor in Sihanouk-ville.

Police said Yeung was beaten and lost consciousness after refusing the advances of

Mauchane Markolivor, who was later arrested.

NOVEMBER 28: Yao Dai Yin, 50, a Vietnamese doctor, was arrested at his

clinic in Psah Chas precinct, Phnom Penh. Police said he was arrested after a Vietnamese

national, Laim Ngok Lang, 45, complained to a court that her arm had been disabled

after receiving an injection from Yin. Lang had demanded $3,000 in damages, but the

doctor refused to pay.

NOVEMBER 28: A 21-year-old girl, Sao Sreypoeu, was beaten and injured in

a robbery at 6:30pm while riding on the corner of 110 and 53 Streets in Wat Phnom

precinct, Phnom Penh. Sreypoeu told police that two robbers on a motorbike blocked

her bike, hit her on the head with the butt of a handgun and then escaped with her


NOVEMBER 29: Keo Thy, 26, a moto-taxi driver, was the victim of an attempted

robbery at night in Boeng Kak 2 precinct, Phnom Penh. Thy told police that one of

his passengers, Surn Vichit, 23, tied a half-meter of nylon around his neck. Other

moto-taxi drivers arrested Vichit and handed him over to police.

NOVEMBER 29: Three military officials were arrested after 740 kilograms

of TNT was found in their car while they were driving from Prey Veng to Phnom Penh

through National Road 1 in Neak Leung village, Kandal province. Police said the men

were Touch Savy, a driver from the Division E90 Unit, Sok Rithy, a soldier from the

Explosives Unit in the Ministry of National Defense, and San Bunseng, a policeman

at the Ministry of Interior. They had apparently used a forged letter signed by General

Teng Savong, the director-general of the national police.

NOVEMBER 30: A 20-year-old man was sent to Calmette Hospital after he was

beaten nearly to death while stealing the windshield of a CRV car parked on 118 Street

in Psah Thmei 1 precinct, Phnom Penh. Police said he was hit by cyclo-drivers and

passers-by after the owner of the car, Yimchomnap Pheakdey, director of the legislative

office in the Ministry of Commerce, arrested him.

NOVEMBER 30: Von Voeung, 38, was found dead at 6am at her house in Prek

Mahatep village, Battambang province. Police said the victim, a wife of Vurn Som

El, 38, who works for WorldVision in the province, was murdered with scissors after

being raped while her husband was attending a six-day seminar in Phnom Penh.

DECEMBER 2: A truck driver, Thau Phin, 22, died instantly at 5:15am on

National Road 4 in Bos Taney village, Kampong Speu. Police said the driver lost control

of the truck and hit a tree. His assistant and the house owner were seriously injured

and sent to hospital in Phnom Penh.



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