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Police Blotter: 18, August 2000

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August 2: Mao Savo, 37, died instantly in an accident at 5:10 pm on 369

Street in O Andaung village, Mean Chey district, outskirts. A traffic policeman said

the victim was hit from front by a Hyundai car loading pure water from Anodat company

while carrying his wife with one boy and one daughter, who were also seriously injured.

The car driver escaped.

 

August 2: A 42-year-old man, Svay Savad, was found hanging in a toilet

of his house in the early morning in Wat Liep village, Chamcar Samrong commune, Battambang.

According to his wife, Kong Kheng, 43, her husband, a gambler from Romeas Hek district

in Svay Reang province, killed himself because he owed $3200 from gambling.

August 3: Khin Thol, 50, was gunned down by authorities at 1:30 pm in Srah

Chak commune, Daun Penh district, on the outskirts of Phnom Penh. Police said the

victim, accused of buying motorbikes from robbers, was shot six times and died on

the spot after he tried to escape when police brought him to show where he hid a

handgun. Sok Khun, 16, who had robbed 40 times, was also arrested after he robbed

a bike and sold it to the buyer.

August 3: Hou Sambo, 36, was chopped with an ax and seriously injured at

2:30 pm while driving a motorbike slowly in Chbar Ampeou 2 precinct, Mean Chey district,

Phnom Penh. Police said the victim was hit on the back of his head by Phin Sokha,

17, who tried to steal his bike. Sokha in turn was chopped in the head by Sambo,

who fought to take the ax from him.

August 3: Tes Salon, 40, was arrested in the morning by provincial authorities

after he robbed 700,000 riel from a seller in downtown Steung Treng. Police said

three people were seriously wounded when the robber tried to exchange fire to escape

by a boat carrying 31 passengers. The passengers were threatened with death by hand

grenade when the authorities tried to arrest him.

August 3: Thabo Lidad, 23, was shot dead with an AK-47 at 4:00 pm at her

house in Toul Thnoat village, Kien Svay district, Kandal. Police said the victim

was hit twice by her 28-year-old estranged husband, Srey Sarik, who had become angry

when his wife asked to cut off the relationship so she marry with another man. Sarik

shot himself in the head after killing his wife.

August 3: Hou Sambo, 36, was chopped and seriously injured in a drinking

quarrel at 4:00 pm in Prek Pra commune, Mean Chey district, on the outskirts of Phnom

Penh. Police said the victim was hit once on his head with an ax by Phin Sokha, 17,

who became angry when Sambo rejected his idea in a conversation. Sokha was beaten

till he lost consciousness by neighbors at the same time.

August 3: The body of a 47-year-old woman, Thlang Ron, was lifted up out

of the water in the early morning after she drowned three days earlier in Phat Sondai

commune, Baribo district, Kampong Chhnang. According to her husband, Wa Touch, 44,

his wife, a fishery worker, was drunk and slid down into the river while walking

out of a floating house to urinate.

August 3: Yu Mao, 29, was stabbed and seriously injured at night while

riding a motorbike on Sisowath Quay in Srah Chak commune, Phnom Penh. Police said

the victim was stabbed once in his right shoulder with a knife by Vien Yaing Long,

22, who had become angry when he was criticized after he honked a horn to overtake.

The assailant, a cake maker, was arrested.

August 4: Chan Thy, 35, was arrested for a murder he is accused of committing

a year ago in Phnom Penh. Police said Sambath Bun, 39, an Australian who was married

to a Cambodian, was killed with a K-59 handgun and his body dropped on a footpath

in O Bakaam precinct, outskirts. Chan Thy confessed that he killed Bun because when

Bun got angry he would always torture his wife, who is suspected of involvement in

the killing.

August 4: Chu Yteu, 45, was robbed of $2,000 while driving a car on Veng

Sreng road in Chrey Korng village, Dangkor district, on the outskirts of Phnom Penh.

Police said the victim, a director of Hong Wa garment company, was ordered to stop

and beaten on his head with an AK-47 while returning from taking money from a bank.

One of five robbers in two cars was shot dead by his accomplices to keep him quiet

after he was seriously wounded during the robbery.

August 4: A 32-year-old man, Men Hurn, was shot dead at 10:00 pm while

sleeping at his house in Chrak Sangke village, Samaki Meanchey district, Kampong

Chhnang. Police said the victim, who was believed to be a sorcerer and was the father

of three children, was shot four times in the stomach and his head with an AK-47.

The criminal is unknown.

August 5: Bun Senghou, 44, a moto-taxi driver, was chopped and seriously

injured by his passenger at 2:30 pm in Trapaing Chhouk village, Russei Keo district,

outskirts. Police said the victim was asked to park, then hit from behind his head

with a big knife by the passenger, who attempted to steal his bike. The robber, Ly

Pheap, 20, was arrested immediately.

August 5: Thun Buntheang, 23, and his girlfriend, Ly Nim, 23, died instantly

the day before their wedding in an accident at 5:30 pm on National Road 6 in Phnom

Bak Pieng precinct, Batheay district, Kampong Cham. Police said the victims were

hit by a truck loading logs after their motorcycle was hit by another bike while

returning from Phnom Penh with a motorbike.

August 5: A 47-year-old woman, Lim Sokhon, was robbed of 50 damleung of

gold at 5:00 pm while driving a motorbike toward her house in Kook Srok village,

Siem Reap province. Police said the victim, a gold seller from Psah Puok, was accosted

by two robbers on a motorcycle who aimed a handgun at her and threatened to kill

her if she did not hand over the gold.

August 5: Kim Ly, 31, was chopped with an ax and seriously injured in a

family quarrel at 6:00 pm in Boeng Bei village, Moong district, Battambang. Police

said the victim was hit three times on his head, shoulder and chest by his 21-year-old

nephew, Doeun, who became angry when he was criticized as a drunkard after he ranted

and raved while drinking wine with neighbors.

August 6: Chea Yu, 28, was beaten unconscious by a bodyguard of the Customs

Department Chief, Pen Siman, and threatened with death by handgun, at 2:30 pm after

having an accident in Chom Chao commune, Dangkor district, on the outskirts of Phnom

Penh. A local newspaper said the victim had been riding a motorcycle and hit the

bodyguard's Landcruiser car in the front. The bike was seized by police at the bodyguard's

request.

August 6: Dith Kron, 33, was chopped and seriously injured at midnight

while returning from drinking wine in Toul Domnak village, Barai district, Kampong

Thom. Police said the victim was hit from behind his shoulder with an ax by his brother-in-law,

Soung Pheap, 30, who had defended his sister after Kron threatened to kill her with

a knife when she refused to give 15,000 riel to pay for wine.

August 6: Dy Ros, 20, was sent to Sihanouk hospital at 2:00 am after suffering

acid burns in Kaki Thom village, Kien Svay district, Kandal. Police said the victim

had acid poured over his face and body while asleep in front of his house. According

to his sister, the victim was mistakenly attacked by a neighbor who was intending

to kill her husband, who had asked the neighbor to pay for a bicycle he had borrowed

then lost.

August 6: Nin Sokhe, 14, was chopped to death at 11:30 am while she was

watching cows in a ricefield in Chombak village, Kiri-vong district, Takeo. A witness

reported to the police that the victim was hit six times with a big knife by a man

who was angry after he was chopped once while he was trying to rape her older sister,

Nin Sokhim, 16, who was also chopped to death at the same time. The criminal, who

is known to the police, escaped.

August 7: Chea Son, 38, a worker, died instantly in an accident at 11:00

am in a powder factory in Boeng Trabak precinct, Chamcar-mon district, Phnom Penh.

A witness said the victim, who was married with five children, and from Mean Chey

village, Romduol district, Svay Reang, was hit by a truck loading stone columns while

carrying a bag of rice from a riverside to the factory.

August 7: Uy Bunheang, 46, was sent to Sihanouk hospital after he was injured

at 7:30 pm on Kampuchea Krom Street in De-pot 2 precinct, Phnom Penh. A traffic police

said the victim, a border policeman from the Interior Ministry, was beaten and his

right ear bitten off by Seng Srah and Seng Phalla, who became angry when ordered

to stop for negotiation after an accident.

August 8: Six journalists from local newspapers were beaten and injured

by restaurant hirelings at midnight while drinking beer at Phka Thmar restaurant

on Mao Tsetoung Blvd in Boeng Trabak commune, Phnom Penh. Police said Heng Tharidh,

Bun Somnang, Duot Sadeth, Pich Ros, Meng Ly and Thong Davuth, were hit with bottles

and chairs when they refused to pay $4 after two glasses were broken.

August 8: A 36-year-old taxi-driver, Phan, was killed at 4:00 pm while

carrying two robbers, Phan Phaneth, 18, and Sun Than, 19, who were injured at the

same time on National Road 5 in Maluo Moeun village, Ponhea Leu district, Kandal.

Police said the robbers, who were trying to escape from Banteay Meanchey province,

were pinned down by a palm tree that fell on the car.

August 9: Nom Bun, 20, was sent to Preah Sihanouk hospital after he was

burned at 6:40 pm on Russian Federation Bld in Poprak Khang Tbaung village, Dangkor

district, on the outskirts of Phnom Penh. Police said the victim caught fire after

another traveler threw a cigarette on his motorcycle while he was carrying four cans

of gasoline. His bike was incincerated.

August 9: Noeu Yan, 33, was robbed of his motorcycle at 3:00 pm while carrying

a girl in Chamcar Kaosu Piem Chaing precinct, O Raing Ov district, Kampong Cham.

Police said the victim, a moto-taxi driver, was persuaded to go to a quiet place

where her accomplices lay in wait. Yan was ordered to stop and had a long gun aimed

at him by two robbers who stole his bike.

August 10: Sam Nath, a deputy commissioner from Mongkul Borei district

in Banteay Meanchey province, was shot and wounded in a robbery at 7:00 pm in Phnom

Tauch precinct. Police said the victim was hit with a K-59 handgun while exchanging

fire when a moto-taxi driver asked for help because two robbers attempted to steal

his bike. One robber was gunned down.

August 11: A 20-year-old man, Long Lon, a blacksmith at Heng Ly company,

was electrocuted at 5:10 pm while fixing an electric wire at the new Orasey market

in Phnom Penh. Police said the victim, from Papel village, Romeas Hek district in

Kampong Cham province, fell down and his head had massive injuries after he was shocked,

and he died a few minutes later.

August 11: Sok Nara, 28, a master kidnapper known as Rasmach, was gunned

down at 8:00 am while driving a motorbike from his girlfriend's house at 4:20 am

in Russei Srok village, Mean Chey district, on the outskirts of Phnom Penh. Police

said the kidnapper was surrounded and shot dead while exchanging fire trying to escape

after he was found in a tree.

August 11: One grenade exploded at midnight outside a house in Sre Khnar

village, Dangkor district, on the outskirts of Phnom Penh. Nou Sam Oeun, a former

policeman, said the grenade, from the former Soviet Union, was fixed under his room

by an unidentified neighbor who was trying to kill him.

August 12: The body of a 30-year-old unidentified woman was lifted out

of the water after she was found floating in a river at 4:50 pm behind Tonle 2 restaurant

in Psah Kandal 1 commune, Phnom Penh. After inspection, police said the victim, believed

to be Vietnamese, may have been killed and her body dropped in the river as her head

had massive injuries.

August 13: A 51-year-old man, Sok Mao, was found dead at night in Boeng

Sralang commune, Toul Kok district, Phnom Penh. His younger brother, Sok Poeu, reported

to the police that the victim, a construction worker from Kraing Chek village, Kampong

Speu province, may have died from much blood flowing from his mouth as he had always

drunk a lot of wine every night.

August 14: Prok Aun, 49, was sent to hospital after she was beaten unconscious

at 8:00 pm in Teuk Laak 3 precinct, Toul Kok district, on the outskirts of Phnom

Penh. Police said she was hit on her head with the handle of an ax by her husband,

Chan Mon, 63, who had become angry as he was not allowed to get in after he came

back from drinking wine. Mon was arrested.

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