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Police Blotter: 19 November 2004


NOVEMBER 4: Em Samnang, 35, was arrested and his two accomplices escaped after

they attempted a robbery in Teuk Thlar commune, Phnom Penh. Police said Samnang was

also charged with a murder of a neighbor allegedly committed the previous day during

a robbery in K6. Samnang killed a neighbor, Khieu Ny, 42, then stole his motorbike.

While drinking beer, Ny was drugged with sleeping pills and his body dropped near

a lake.

NOVEMBER 4: Tieu Chamnam, 25, committed suicide at 4 p.m. in Nikum village,

Battambang province. Police said Chamnam was angry and poisoned himself with insecticide

after his wife criticized him as he cooked a chicken to eat with wine when his friend

came to visit him at home.

NOVEMBER 5: A blind woman Ung Chheng, 73, was sent to Calmette Hospital for

medical treatment after being axed at 7:30 a.m. in Psar Thmey village, Kampong Cham

province. Police said she was chopped four times in the head while going with her

daughter to a nearby market. Police suspect robbery was a motive as the victim had

never argued with any neighbors.

NOVEMBER 5: Police arrested Loch Chanthet, 20, after he committed a murder

two days earlier in Ralous village, Kandal province. Police said Chanthet killed

a 16-year-old girl and stole her platinum necklace and a platinum ring. The victim,

Yin Channary, was attacked while catching crab at a rice field. She was raped and

had her throat cut with a sickle.

NOVEMBER 6: Nheuk Srun, 47, a jewelry vendor, was robbed at 7:25 a.m. while

preparing to work at her shop in Mittapheap commune, Phnom Penh. Srun said three

robbers aimed at her with a K-59 handgun and hit her on the face then escaped on

a motorbike with a jewelry bag containing more than $1,000.

NOVEMBER 6: A 15-year-old girl, Thin Chhoeun, died at a hospital after a family

dispute at 9 a.m. in Koh Keo village, Banteay Meanchey province. Police said the

girl was struck on the head and neck with a stick by her drunken father, Thin Chuoch,

56, who was angry while arguing with his wife, Din Dy, 42. Dy was stabbed several

times with a knife and severely injured.

NOVEMBER 8: A unidentified 20-year-old man was beaten to death after attempting

to steal a necklace on Street 271 in Tumnop Teuk commune, Phnom Penh. His accomplice

escaped. Police said the man was arrested by a crowd of motodop drivers and beaten

to death after he grabbed a platinum necklace from a woman on the street.

NOVEMBER 8: Chek Sokhan, 22, was sent to Calmette Hospital for treatment after

being knifed at 4:30 p.m. in Psar Thmey 2 precinct, Phnom Penh. Police said Sokhan

stabbed her boyfriend, Sun Dara, 21, in the arm then stabbed herself in the stomach

in a suicide attempt. Sokhan said in a letter that Dara had been in a relationship

with her for one year but his parents separated them.

NOVEMBER 9: Two gunmen were shot dead in an exchange of gunfire with police

while hiding at a guesthouse at 1:30 p.m. in Srah Chak commune, Phnom Penh. Police

said Kol Masim Noel, 25, and Pheak, 25, were suspected as accomplices of Keo Bunthoeun,

who committed a robbery the previous day.

NOVEMBER 9: A 15-year-old girl, Chong Ny, was found hanged from a tree in

Sarai village, Sihanoukville. Police said someone killed her and hanged the body

after raping her while she looked after her family's buffaloes in the afternoon.

NOVEMBER 9: Thieuv Sopheak, 19, committed suicide in Soung Koeut village,

Kampong Cham province. Thieuv Sokheang, 53, told police his son hanged himself from

the roof of the house while drugged on narcotics. Sokheang said Sopheak was probably

unhappy after his father accused him of stealing $20. Sopheak had tried to commit

suicide twice before.

NOVEMBER 10: The body of Chaing Mouyni, 20, was lifted out of water for inspection

after being found floating in the sea at O'Chhoeu Teal Beach, Sihanoukville. Police

said Mouyni, a garment worker from Double Win International Corp., was murdered by

strangling and her body dumped in the sea while visiting two days earlier from Phnom


NOVEMBER 10: Police arrested a woman, Nhem Noam, 45, after she was accused

of human trafficking in Boeng Salang commune, Phnom Penh. Police said she sold her

16-year-old daughter for $400 to a brothel owner, Keo Leap, 40, who was later arrested.

Police said Leap resold the girl for $1,000 to a foreigner for having sex. Police

freed seven other young women who were kept at the house.

NOVEMBER 10: A suspected robber was killed and his two accomplices escaped

after committing a robbery at 8:15 p.m. in Boeng Trabek commune, Phnom Penh. Police

said Sar Bunna, 31, was arrested by a mob and stoned to death. Ly Kimsreat, 19, said

they stole her motorbike. Kimsreat said they panicked and dropped a K-54 handgun

after she shouted for help.

NOVEMBER 11: Sok Khoeun, 37, was shot dead during a nighttime robbery in Trapaing

Sokha village, Kampong Cham province. The victim's husband, Sok Khan, told police

four gunmen entered his house and killed his wife with an AK-47 then escaped after

taking a five chi gold necklace, five chi platinum necklace and five million riels

in cash.

NOVEMBER 11: Police arrested Chea Sarom, 41, after she killed her husband

in Snor village, Kampong Chhnang province. Sarom said she was angry and killed her

husband with a hoe after he hit her with a bamboo stick during an argument. Sarom

told police she had been married to Sath Diet, 45, for six years and they had a 3-year-old

daughter. He always tortured her when he was drunk.

NOVEMBER 11: A crowd of people killed a 20-year-old man, Mao, and arrested

an accomplice, Long Sakhean, 23, after they attempted to steal a gold necklace at

5:30 p.m. in Psar Doeumkor precinct, Phnom Penh. Police said Mao was arrested and

beaten to death while trying to escape on a motorbike after taking the necklace from

a woman passing on street 234.

NOVEMBER 11: Van Nich, 19, a student at Takhmau secondary school, was found

dead in Prek Samrong village, Kandal province. Police said Nich's throat was cut

with a knife while driving home on a motorbike during the early evening. Police suspect

robbery because his bike was stolen.

NOVEMBER 12: Srey Net, 24, a construction worker, died at a clinic after he

was severely injured during a traffic argument on Russian Boulevard in Prek Chisak

village, Phnom Penh. Police said Net was attacked with a heavy knife after Yean Duy,

20, and his brother, Yean Din organized and seized the knife from him during the

attack. The assailants escaped on a motorbike.

NOVEMBER 13: Chrouk Y, 31, killed his wife, Sok Kai, 36, and his 2-year-old

son, then committed suicide while he was drunk at 7:40 a.m. in Samrong village, Kampong

Thom province. Police said Kai was struck on the head with the back of an ax and

had her throat cut with a sickle. The man committed suicide by hanging after he killed

the boy with an ax then cut his throat.

NOVEMBER 15: A motodop driver, Ouk Phanit, 20, was sent to Russian hospital

for medical surgery after being shot in a robbery at 5:30 a.m. while riding down

on Mao Tse Tung Boulevard in Tumnop Teuk precinct, Phnom Penh. Phanit said his two

passengers hit him on the head with the butt of a handgun, shot him in the waist

then escaped on his motorbike.

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




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