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Police Blotter: 09 July 1999

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June 23: Soung Nay Sean, 30, was chopped to death at midnight by three

unidentified men while he was sleeping at his house in Prey Chraing village, Prey

Veng. Police said the victim was chopped two times in his throat and died immediately.

The motivation for the killing is not known. The criminal escaped.

June 24: Two people died and another was seriously injured in an accident

at 7:00 pm on National Road 7 in Kampong Cham. Police said the victims, soldiers

from a sub-region in Kampong Cham district, were on a motorbike which was hit by

a truck when they came home to visit their families. The truck driver escaped.

June 24: Ouk Seang Huor, 35, was shot dead with a K-59 handgun by robbers

who took his motorbike while crossing a rubber plantation in Kampong Cham. A local

authority said the victim, a teacher from Chup company based in Thmar Pich, was shot

twice and died immediately. The robbers escaped after the incident.

June 24: Chum Tha, 33, a motor-taxi driver, was chopped to death by robbers

who took his motorbike and a necklace in Romdoul Choeung Phnom village, Sihanoukville.

The robbers escaped safely. Police said the criminal is already known.

June 24: Ngoun Loeun, was arrested immediately after he raped a girl, 13,

while she was bringing her cows to a rice field in Trapaing Krasaing village, Samrong

Tung district, Kampong Speu.

June 26: Yat, 45, a woman from Svay Rieng province, was found hanging dead

in a kitchen of a relative's house in Chatomuk commune, Daun Penh district. A witness

said the dead woman had just come a half day's journey to stay one night to be far

away from a man who has followed to love her a long time ago.

June 27: Two soldiers died immediately at 8:00 pm while exchanging fire in

a personal conflict at Pochentong Air Force Military headquarters in Dong Kor district,

Phnom Penh. The victims were Som Siphan, 47, deputy chief of headquarters, and Chin

Saron, 29, a soldier in that headquarters.

June 27: Heng Sros, 25, an engineer from a construction department in Sihanoukville,

was found dead on a hill at a sparse forest in Phum Thmei village. Police said the

victim had suffered massive injuries, and his neck was tied by a belt. The motivation

for the killing is not known.

June 27: A gold seller, Koy Phalla, 20, was robbed by two robbers while she

was leaving from Psah O'Russei to her house on Street 217, Sangkat O'Russei, Khan

7 January. The robbers escaped safely with 150 damleung of gold and a diamond ring.

June 28: Ngin Khun, 38, was robbed by an unidentified man who took his motorbike

while he was riding on National Road 11, Kampong Cham. The victim, a motor taxi driver

from O Raing Ov district, was shot one time to threaten when he did not agree to

give his motorbike to that robber. The robber escaped.

June 29: Three kidnappers were arrested by policemen after they captured a

teacher while he was working at a banana field in Thmar Poun village, Prey Chhor

district, Kampong Cham. Police said the capture came after the victim, Mach Sok,

39, complained to the court when he was released after he paid $7,700 ransom.

June 30: Paet Neat, 27, died and his younger brother, Paet Noeun, 15, was

arrested by local people after they robbed a motor taxi driver on National Road 3

in Khlas Sandai village precinct, Dongkor district. The moto driver, Yu Phal, 50,

from Kampong Speu province, was beaten and his face suffered massive injuries.

June 30: One person died and seven others were seriously injured in an accident

at 5:30 pm on National Road 5 in Am Pil village precinct, Pon Gnealeu district, Kandal.

Police said the victims who are customs officials and policemen, were in a car which

was hit by another coming from the opposite direction while driving to follow a small

truck.

June 30: Cheng Touch, 34, a taxi owner, was stabbed to death by offenders

who attempted to rob his car while he was driving on National Road 6 in Kampong Cham.

Police said the victim, who had agreed to receive $40 for the hire, was stabbed once

in his head and five times in his chest by three robbers who were arrested after

the incident.

July 1: Chan Heng, 16, a Vietnamese, was arrested at 11:30 am by policemen

after he robbed Srey Mom, 25, while she was driving a motorbike on Mao Tse Tung Blvd

in Chean La Circle precinct. Police said that another robber escaped safely with

a necklace of the victim, evaluated at five chi of gold.

July 1: Ha Hoeung, 34, a construction worker from Vietnam, was stabbed and

seriously wounded at night by his friend in a quarrel while drinking wine at anarchic

building precinct in Tonle Basac commune, Cham-carmon district. The victim was stabbed

twice in his stomach and back by the criminal, Ya, 26, who escaped.

July 3: Hurn Mony, 30, was beaten to death in a quarrel while playing chess

with his friend, Buoth Ratha, 25, in Prek Khsai commune, Piem Ror district, Prey

Veng. Police said the victim, who is a provincial criminal, suffered massive head

injuries and died after being sent to hospital. The criminal was arrested.

July 6: Piseth Pelika, 34, a Cambodian film actress, was shot and seriously

wounded at 8:30am with a K-59 by an unidentified man while she was buying a bicycle

for her niece in Boeng Pralit Commune precinct, 7 January district. Police said the

victim was shot three times in her back. She was taken to Calmette Hospital immediately

for surgery, then to Kantha Bopha Hospital. Her attacker escaped safely with a waiting

motorcyclist. Police said the motivation for the crime appeared to be revenge.

Translated from Khmer newspapers Koh Santepheap and Rasmei Kampuchea by

Aun Pheap

 

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