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Police Blotter: 17 August 2000

Police Blotter: 17 August 2000

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July 20: A former third place holder in the Miss Cambodia, contest, Khy

Routanak, 26, was beaten and injured at 4:00 am while asleep at her cousin's house

in Boeng Raing commune, Phnom Penh. Police said Routanak, who had been romantically

linked to a member of the Royal Family, was scalded with hot water and beaten with

an iron bar during a robbery attempt.

July 21: An 18-year-old man, Ym Sarom, was found dead in the early morning

on a footpath in Kraing Tapho village, Kandal Steung district, Kandal. After inspection,

police said Sarom was stabbed several times in his throat and stomach with a knife

by three friends.

July 21: An 18-year-old boy, Nop Vanna, was found dead at noon at his house

in Trapaing Veng village, Steung Sen district, Kampong Thom province. A doctor told

police the victim might have killed himself with poison.

July 22: Poeu Chan, 14, died instantly in an accident at 3:30 pm while

sitting under a tree about two meters from National Road 6 in Han Tvea village, Barai

district, Kampong Thom. A traffic police officer said the victim was hit by an Isuzu

car driven by Eap Hak, who worked for the Perta Friendship Petrol company. The car

remained on the spot but the driver escaped.

July 22: Meas Mean, 75, cut off the hand of his 70-year-old wife, Hin Hoeun,

during a family quarrel at 6:30 pm in Kiri Andet village, Barai district, Kampong

Thom. Police said the victim was chopped with a big knife by her husband who told

them that his wife was always drunk so he cut his wife's hand so she could not hold

a glass to drink wine.

July 23: The Top One garment factory in Svay Pak village, Russei Keo district,

outskirts, was broken into by six people who stole 16 sewing machines worth $10,000.

Police said the thieves, Sok Thoeun, 22, Lok Lin, 18, Roeung Kunthea, 24, Lim Poeu,

19, Larch Len, 23 and Lev Vandeuk, 28, were later arrested. Recently, Lin Thilung,

48, its owner, was robbed of $50,000 while taking the money to a bank in Phnom Penh.

July 23: Yem Sambath, 47, a moto-taxi driver, was found dead in the early

morning in a market precinct in Serei Sophon district, Banteay Meanchey. After inspection,

police said the victim's throat had been cut. The motivation for the killing was

unknown, however police said robbery was suspected because the victim's motorcycle

was missing.

July 23: O Savong, 34, was gunned down at 10:30 pm after she paid 22,000

baht to three kidnappers who broke into her house in Thlak village, Srey Snom district,

Siem Reap. Police said her husband, Houl Kob, 30, was tied up and seriously injured

during the attack. The kidnappers, who had military uniforms with AK-47s, escaped

safely after the incident.

July 24: Tam Rosadh, 37, died instantly in an accident at 8:10 am while

he was on a Nissan car driving on National Road 6 in Thla village, Barai district,

Kampong Thom. A police officer said the victim died from head injuries when his body

flew up and hit a branch of a tree when a front tire of the car fell off.

July 24: Him Ros, 53, a worker from the provincial public works department,

died at 3:00 am after he was bitten by hornets in Svay Dongkum village, Siem Reap.

Police said the victim had been persuaded by two companions to look at a strange

bird in a tree. When he was standing under the tree the companions threw rocks at

a hornets' nest causing them to attack the victim. The two men were arrested.

July 24: Four people in a car were arrested at 9:30 pm while asking for

200 liters of gasoline from Peo Saroeun, a director of the Siem Reap Women's Association.

Police said the offenders, Buot Poeu, Seng Sophorn, Om Phally and Peung Rasmei had

fraudulently claimed to be working as bodyguards to the Cambodian Senate President,

Chea Sim, who sent them to work there.

July 24: A 25-year-old woman was raped at 3:00 am while asleep at a guest

house in Phnom Penh. Police said the victim was raped by a 27-year-old moto-taxi

driver. A friend of the victim's husband asked the offender to pay $1000 for the

mental trauma caused, but he paid $400 saying he had only indecently assaulted the

victim.

July 25: A 40-year-old man, Ly Hak, was sent to Calmette hospital immediately

after he suddenly lost consciousness in the early morning at a guest house in Boeng

Kak 1 precinct, Toul Kok district, Phnom Penh. A doctor reported to the police by

saying the victim, a moto-taxi driver, had been drugged with a sleeping pill by people

who took his bike.

July 25: The body of a 47-year-old man, Neng Chheang, was found in a drainage

ditch at 8:30 am in Boeng Keng Kang 3 precinct, Chamcarmon district, Phnom Penh.

Police said the victim, a police official from the Ministry of Interior, may have

been drunk and drowned after he returned from drinking beer with his friend on Sunday

evening.

July 25: Phan Moeun, 57, a moto-taxi driver, was sent to Preah Kossamak

hospital after he was seriously injured at 7:00 am in Boeng Tumpon precinct, Mean

Chey district, Phnom Penh. Police said the victim, who came from Prek Eng village,

Kien Svay district, Kandal province, was knocked down with a long stick by robbers

who stole his motorcycle.

July 25: Ul Samoi, 53, a provincial forestry official of Kratie, was gunned

down and two policemen were seriously wounded in the morning while confiscating four

boats loading illegal logs at the Kampong Raing tributary in Tbaung Khmum district,

Kampong Cham. Police said the victims were shot by the boats' guards. Two of four

boats were seized.

July 25: A 35-year-old unidentified man, was found floating in a river

located in Kaam Somnor commune, Leuk Dek district, Kandal. Police said the man might

have been murdered.

July 26: A 29-year-old Malaysian national, Laga, a chief security guard

for the SL International sawmill, was injured at 2:00 am after a hand grenade exploded

in the factory on National Road 1 in Som Rong village, Kien Svay district, Kandal.

Police said the grenade was thrown by a villager who tried to escape after he was

caught stealing from the factory.

July 26: Sok Leng, 28, a blacksmith, was electrocuted at 3:50 pm when a

fellow worker started a welding generator in Boeng Keng Kang 1 precinct, Chamcarmon

district, Phnom Penh. A witness said the victim was killed instantly after he fell

and hit his head.

July 27: A 32-year-old man, Rafi, was arrested at 10:00 am after authorities

found five motorcycles with no license plates at his house in Tomnop Teuk precinct,

Chamcarmon district, Phnom Penh. Police said the capture came after a pupil, Bun

Dara, 15, complained to authorities when he was robbed of his bike by two robbers

who sold it to Rafi about two hours later.

July 27: Sun Chheang, 45, died instantly in an accident at noon while carrying

a pig on a motorbike on National Road 2 in Prek Sleng village, Kandal Steung district,

Kandal. Police said the victim, who is a pig seller from Trapaing Yoong village,

Takeo province, was hit from behind by a Kamas truck. The truck driver escaped.

July 27: An 18-year-old garment worker was sent to hospital at 2:45 pm

after she was found injured at her guest house in Chong Thnol village, Russei Keo

district, outskirts. Police said the victim had attempted suicide by stabbing herself

several times in the throat with scissors after she was fired from her job after

a small piece of cloth was found in her waist.

July 27: The body of a 7-year-old boy, Chin Sopheak, was lifted up out

of the water at 9:00 pm after he drowned at 3:15 pm in Steung Meanchey pagoda, Mean

Chey district, Phnom Penh. Witnesses said the victim slid down into the lake while

running and playing with friends in the rain.

July 27: Sun Peng, 17, was arrested at 7:40 am after he attempted to steal

a bike in Prek Liap precinct, Russei Keo district, on the outskirts of Phnom Penh.

Police said Yoeng Moeun, 37, a moto-taxi driver, was threatened with a knife after

he dropped Peng off. Peng said he had only committed one robbery in his life as he

needed some money to go back to his home in the countryside.

July 27: A 31-year-old man, Buot Rom, was sent to hospital after he was

seriously injured at 6:00 am in Krapeu Poul village, Kampong Chhnang. Police said

the victim, a fisherman, received serious burns when he poured kerosene into a pot

of burning rubber that he was using to make a fishing basket.

July 28: Um Samol, 20, was electrocuted in the early morning while shocking

fish in a lake behind his house in Khva village, Dangkor district, on the outskirts

of Phnom Penh. Police said the victim, a student from Toul Ampil high school, was

killed when the electrical equipment he was using fell on him as he bent down to

pick up the fish.

July 28: Four French nationals were arrested at Nagaland guest house on

93 Street in Srah Chak precinct, Phnom Penh. Police said Tiphain Dequesne, 20, Charlotte

Vonessen, 21, Larrouse Loic, 29, and Larrouse Johanne, 27, were accused of using

illegal drugs after two packages of marijuana were found in their room. Three Vietnamese

owners of the guest house were also arrested at the same time.

July 28: One person was shot and killed and three others were arrested

at 8:40 pm while riding in a car on National Road 3 in Taing Kasang village, Dangkor

district, outskirts. Police said the car refused to stop for a police check point

and police opened fire.

July 28: Six people died and nine others were seriously injured after a

grenade exploded at 8:30 pm in Sai Koy's house in Beng village, Krakor district,

Pursat. Police said Sai Koy had been accused of being a sorcerer. He was injured

in the attack.

July 29: A 16-year-old monk, Sum Sandea, was arrested for a murder he was

accused of committing two months ago in Srah Chak commune, Phnom Penh. Police said

Sandea escaped to Svay Reang province and had became a monk at Krasaing Chrum pagoda

in Svay Teap district after he killed Un Piseth, 16, a pupil from Haing Ngor primary

school.

July 29: Chun Chan Thau, 25, was sent to Calmette hospital immediately

after she suddenly lost consciousness at night on Mao Tse Tung Blvd in Teuk Laak

1 commune, Toul Kok district, Phnom Penh. Police said the victim was drugged into

a stupor by two people who picked up her mobile phone when she was on a moto-taxi.

The pickpockets escaped on a motorbike.

July 30: A 30-year-old gold seller, Chhu Chanda, was robbed in the evening

while leaving a car driven by her husband and walking to her house on Mao Tse Tung

Blvd in Teuk Laak 1 precinct, Toul Kok district, Phnom Penh. Police said the victim

was threatened by two offenders armed with a K-54 handgun who stole her jewelry worth

more than $8,000. The robbers escaped safely.

July 30: Ane, 19, was sent to Preah Kossamak hospital immediately after

he was seriously injured at 8:30 pm on 432 Street in Boeng Trabak commune, Chamcarmon

district, Phnom Penh. Police said the victim, one of five gangsters, was chopped

with a big knife by construction workers who were angry with Ane's constant attempts

to extort money from them.

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