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Police Blotter: 16 July 2004

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JULY 2: Police killed one person and arrested an accomplice after a robbery

at around 8 pm in Chruoy Changvar precinct, Phnom Penh. Police said Dy, 34, was shot

dead trying to escape after he stole a motorbike from Phan Pheaky, 30, an employee

at Electricité de Cambodge.

JULY 4: Two gunmen escaped after shooting a motodop driver in a robbery at

around 8 pm in Teuk Lang village, Dangkor district, on the outskirts of Phnom Penh.

A witness said Khat Koeun, 35, who came from Prey Veng province, was shot in the

groin and later died at Chantrea clinic.

JULY 4: A farmer, Khuot Var, 61, was knifed to death on his farm in Prek Loung

village, Battambang province. Police said Var was struck seven times while asleep

while guarding the farm. Police suspect a neighbor killed Var for stealing 7,500

baht he received from selling a cow the previous day.

JULY 5: Ngueang Thithy, 17, a hairdresser, was found dead at 8:30 am at Sochiev

guest house in Veal Vong commune, Phnom Penh. Police said the woman was brought to

the guest house the previous night by her boyfriend and stabbed once in the neck

then strangled. Police said the man probably killed her for her three gold rings.

JULY 5: Police arrested a karaoke worker, Sean Thy, 25, after she knifed a

German national, Marul Deutsch, 34, while staying at a guest house in Boeng Pralit

commune, Phnom Penh. The woman told police she became angry and stabbed Marul twice

because he forced her to use a sex drug for having sex.

JULY 6: Puot Samdaleak, 39, a military police lieutenant-colonel, was shot

dead at 3:45 pm while driving a car out of military headquarters where he worked

on Norodom Boulevard in Phnom Penh. Police said Samdaleak was executed with an AK-47

by a guard, Keo Sinoeun, who was angry after Samdaleak upbraided him for being on

duty without his helmet. Sinoeun escaped and remains at large.

JULY 6: Chhau Chamroeun, 44, was killed during a night-time argument in Prek

Treng village, Kandal province. Police said Chamroeun was grabbed and beaten to death

when he went outside to ask four drunken people why they had thrown rocks on the

roof of his house. The gangsters were angry after a dog barked at them as they were

returning home from drinking wine.

JULY 7: One robber was killed, an accomplice escaped, and two policemen severely

wounded in a shootout after the robbery of a motodorp driver at 8:30 am in Prek Ho

village, Kandal province.

JULY 7: Seap Samoeun, 36, was found floating in a stream in O'Kunthor village,

Kampong Thom province. Police said his body had been dumped there after he had been

killed elsewhere with a hatchet while returning home from his farm the previous night.

A neighbor, Khlim Seng, 55, was arrested for murder because Samoeun had recently

argued with him over a land dispute.

JULY 8: Three children were killed after returning home from a nearby school

at 9 am in Trapaing Chhouk village, Phnom Penh. Police said a cousin, Sam Samet,

23, killed his aunt, Ann Kimlan, 45, with a knife then slaughtered the children by

strangling them and cutting their throats. Keo Vanny, 41, and her daughter, Mao Nory,

12, were also knifed and seriously injured. Samet told police he was angry at his

uncle Mao Seng, a colonel at the Ministry of National Defence, who had dismissed

his adopted grandmother from the house.

JULY 8: Ngan Sopheap, 22, was sent to a clinic after he suddenly lost consciousness

at 5 am in Tuol Kay village, Dangkor district, on the outskirts of Phnom Penh. A

witness told police Sopheap had been poisoned while drinking wine with his friends,

who escaped with his motorbike.

JULY 9: Uch Chhoeun, 56, was found dead in the early morning in Trabek village,

Kampong Cham province. Police said he was knifed several times while returning home

from a neighbor's house where he had been drinking with a group.

JULY 10: Police sent a garment worker, Srey Nak, 19, to Chantrea clinic for

a medical surgery after she was shot three times with a K-59 handgun while riding

home on her motorbike at 7 pm in Prek Talong village, Phnom Penh. Police said two

robbers escaped empty-handed to Takhmau district after trying to steal her motorbike.

JULY 11: Khuon Heng, 34, of Tumnub Rolork commune, Sihanoukville, was shot

in the chest with a K-59 handgun by her husband, Khun Sarin, 40, who then killed

himself, in front of their three children. The couple apparently had been diagnosed

as having AIDS.

JULY 12: Pheng Samrith, 20, took himself to Calmette Hospital for surgery

after being shot in a night-time attempted robbery as he rode his motorbike on Monivong

Boulevard in Srah Chak precinct, Phnom Penh. Samrith told police two robbers ordered

him to stop and shot him in the waist after leaving Disco Spark shop where he drank

beer in the early evening.

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