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Police blotter: 10 Nov 2008

Police blotter: 10 Nov 2008



Student and gang member Phy Sophous, 15, of Phsar Doem Thkov High School was arrested after beating and threatening a student. Phea Sopheaktra, 14, was approached by Phy Sophous and two accomplices who demanded his Nokia N73 hand phone and his bag on Tuesday after he walked out of a classroom at Boeung Trabek High School. Two other suspects, Chan Sokhun, 16, and Phy, 20, escaped. The suspect was arrested and confessed to local police.


Three young robbers were arrested by Sihanoukville Police on Wednesday after robbing a German tourist. Wolfgang Teels, 54, was walking alone on the beach when Khim Phoan, 21, Eam So, 17, and Chon Phoan, 24, stabbed him in the stomach with a fruit knife. The robbers tried to steal his money, but were forced to flee when the victim called for help. The three suspects confessed and are awaiting trial, said local police.


RCAF paratrooper Doeun Vandorn, 33, was seriously injured after he crashed into a container on road 271 in Tuol Kork district. He now is in hospital, but police are not sure of his status. Police and witness said he drove his 125cc motorbike into the container truck, which was on the other side of the road. The truck driver fled the scene and police confiscated the container.


Battambang police arrested So Sareth 16, who killed a 68-year-old woman on Wednesday. So Sareth choked the victim at her home and fled from Takeo province to Battambang. Police tracked down the suspect and arrested him. He told police that he had choked her, but denied stealing three million riel (US$750). The suspect is awaiting trial.


Police in Sa-Ang district, Kandal province, arrested Kong Pov, 28, for domestic violence on Tuesday after he tried to burn his house down and threatened to beat his wife and young daughter.

The suspect arrived home after consuming large amounts of rice wine, and quarrelled with his wife. He reportedly destroyed plates and other kitchen materials. He then threatened to beat his wife, who complained  to the police. The couple reportedly had frequent violent disputes. The suspect was arrested by police and re-educated.


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