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Police Blotter: 11 August 2006

Police Blotter: 11 August 2006

JULY 30: Chea Saret, 39, killed her husband, Burn Bear, 41, when he returned

drunk at midnight from a party in Prey Kry Tbong village, Kampong Chhnang province.

Police said Saret struck Bear two times on the head and once on the neck with a steel

bar when he returned home from a neighbor's house where he was invited for a party

at the opening ceremony of a new building.

JULY 30: A military police officer, Chan Sattara, was sent to Calmette Hospital

after being shot when he tried to stop two robbers who stole a motorbike from a student

at 4:30am in Teuk Laak 1 commune, Phnom Penh. A witness said Sattara was shot in

the waist with a handgun after shooting once into the air when the robbers tried

to escape on a stolen motorbike.

JULY 30: Chhit Phoeun, 27, was arrested for a robbery committed three weeks

previously in Boeng Kak village, Phnom Penh. Police said Phoeun robbed a French national,

Hamida Djouabi, 40, and stole $300 in cash with two passports when he returned home

from a drink at midnight. Police recently arrested other two suspects, Chong Rasmey

and Phan Pisoth.

JULY 31: Oknha Sang Thorn, 56, a gasoline station owner, was kidnapped while

visiting his farm where he had been feeding thousands of cows in Prey Sin village,

Battambang province. His worker said seven masked gunmen entered the farm, handcuffed

Thorn and pushed him into a car then drove away to a nearby mountain. Police said

Thorn's wife later received a telephone call from the kidnappers who demanded $300,000

ransom. Thorn was freed after his wife paid $50,000 in cash.

JULY 31: Police arrested two gangsters, Heang Phanara, 23, and Rith Sovanara,

20, who stole a bicycle from Chhurn Bunyong, 35, when he rode at 1:30pm in Prek Talong

village, Phnom Penh. Bunyong, who is being treated at Tong Sing clinic, said three

gangsters blocked his path and chopped him many times with a heavy knife then escaped

on his bicycle.

JULY 31: Seng Thol, 43, a soldier in Military Parachute 911 Unit, was arrested

by his friend Pich Ponleu Timean while raping his friend's 11-year-old daughter at

2:30pm in Lor Kambor village, Phnom Penh. The girl said Thol came to visit her father,

but gave her 1,000 riel then raped her. Timean handed Thol over to police.

AUGUST 31: Police arrested Kang Borey, 29, who raped his 21-year-old sister

when their parents were working about 2pm in a ricefield in Kampot Skea village,

Svay Rieng province. Police are filing a complaint to send Borey to court after he

confessed to the rape.

AUGUST 1: Long Routha, 20, and Mom Thy, 21, were arrested for a murder they

committed during a robbery a day earlier in Thmey village, Banteay Meanchey province.

Police said they killed a moto-taxi driver, Tan Map, 43, and stole his bike. Map's

throat was cut with a knife when he carried the pair from Sampov Loon district in

Battambang province to Malai district.

AUGUST 1: Four gunmen escaped after robbing three damleung (112.5 grams) of

gold from a couple, Prum Sarom, 51, and Chan Thy, 49, at 7:30pm in Bakou village,

Dangkor district, Phnom Penh. Sarom told police the robbers entered his house, and

one of them hit him on the head with the butt of a handgun when he came to help his

wife who was beaten and injured.

AUGUST 2: Police arrested Man Sokwarth, 23, and accused him of a robbery three

years previously in Svay Rolum village, Kandal province. Police said Sokwarth escaped

with stolen money after he robbed a construction manager, Thach Toun, 56, when he

drove a motorbike to a construction site where he was going to pay salaries to his

workers.

AUGUST 3: Meas Mi, 40, was sentenced to 10 years in prison after Phnom Penh

Municipal Court found him guilty of infecting his wife with HIV. Kong Set, the presiding

judge, said Mi was arrested after injuring his wife when he raped her on January

7, 2006. The wife said Mi beat her and raped her as she refused to have sex with

him because he would not use a condom.

AUGUST 3: Police shot dead a man named Mao and arrested his accomplice, Neang

Tak, 42, as they tried to escape after stealing a motorbike from Phon Sophea, 20,

at 4:25pm in Boeng Khna village, Kandal province. Police said Mao and Tak escaped

on the stolen motorbike to Trapaing Chhoeu Neang village where Mao was killed about

10 kilometers from the robbery site.

AUGUST 3: Tim Tum, 20, and Kai Keo, 20, were sentenced to five years each

in prison after a provincial court found them guilty of a robbery in Kandal village,

Banteay Meanchey province. The court said Tum and Keo were arrested after stealing

a motorbike on November 10, 2005.

AUGUST 3: Sam Phan, 36, was arrested for raping his 23-year-old niece in Tuol

Ta Ek village, Battambang province. Police said Phan raped his niece while she was

bathing during afternoon rainfall. Phan told police his niece agreed to have sex

with him because she had been in love with him three months earlier.

AUGUST 4: Police arrested Te Hang, 32, who was accused of committing rape

the previous night in O'Neang village, Banteay Meanchey province. Police said Hang

raped a 24-year-old married woman, the mother of one child. Hang denied the rape

and said the woman telephoned him and asked him to come for sex when her husband

was not at home. Hang said the woman had been having an extramarital love affair

with him for a year, and they had had sex together on three occasions.

AUGUST 4: Som Bin, 37, was arrested, accused of raping an eight-year-old girl

a week earlier in Prey Nheat village, Kampong Speu province. Police said Bin raped

the girl while she was sleeping with Bin's daughter in his house. The girl said Bin

raped her twice. Bin denies it.

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

Pheap

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