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Police Blotter: 20 December 2002



DECEMBER 9: Phoeun Phy, 25, was sent to a hospital after being shot and

wounded during a robbery at 7:10 pm while riding along Street 144 in Psar Kandal

2 precinct, Phnom Penh. Police said three men on a motorbike blocked his path, knocked

him off the bike with a handgun, shot him in the leg and stole his bike.


DECEMBER 9: Ti Eang, 46, a Vietnamese national, died instantly in an early

morning traffic accident while riding his motorbike in Wat Bo village, Siem Reap

province. Police said he was struck by another motorbike driven by two people, who

then ran away.

DECEMBER 9: Yin Chantha, 38, was found dead next to his motorbike in the

early morning on Russian Federation Boulevard in Teuk Thla village, Russei Keo district,

Phnom Penh. Police said Chantha died in a traffic accident, but his family thought

he was murdered. They said he had left home at midnight after receiving a telephone


DECEMBER 9: Um Ang, 28, a policeman from Oddar Meanchey province, was murdered

in a robbery at midnight in Thnal Bot village, Mongkol Borei district, Banteay Meanchey.

Police said two men stabbed him with a knife, dumped his body in a canal then stole

his motorbike.

DECEMBER 10: Phan Ol, 40, died instantly after an unknown man threw a grenade

into her house at 7:30 pm in Trapaing Danghit village, Kamchai Mear district, Prey

Veng. Police said the incident happened after she had returned from the family's

rice field with her husband Var Ran, 45, a daughter, Ran Tieu, 15, and maid, Long

Hoeun, 53. They were all seriously injured, and the attacker escaped.

DECEMBER 10: Kao Piseth, 14, was sent to a provincial hospital for surgery

after a B-40 bomb exploded at 9:45 am while he was fishing with other children in

Kandoal Dom village, Chhbar Morn district, Kampong Speu. Police said the bomb blew

up after his friend threw it into a canal ten meters away.

DECEMBER 10: Pru Dy, 37, was sent to Preah Kos-samak Hospital after being

knocked down in a domestic attack at 7:30 pm in Psar Depot 3 precinct, Tuol Kork

district, Phnom Penh. Police said her husband, Prak Sophal, 41, beat her over the

head with a stick after he saw her giving another man a massage. Police arrested


DECEMBER 10: A 42-year-old woman, Chuon Chhun, was found dead in her house

in Boeung Basak village, Kampong Cham province. Police said the woman poisoned herself

after her husband accused her of having sex with her brother.

DECEMBER 11: An elderly couple were murdered while asleep in Tateung village,

Banteay Srey district, Siem Reap. Police said village chief Krial Bun, 71, was axed

once in the head and his wife, Noeu Ut, 70, axed twice. Police suspect revenge was

the motive, since his new motorbike and other items were not stolen.

DECEMBER 11: Chea Savoeun, 28, was shot and severely wounded during a robbery

at midnight while riding on Norodom Boulevard in Boeung Keng Kang 1 precinct, Chamkar

Morn district, Phnom Penh. Police said Savoeun, a bodyguard to Prime Minister Hun

Sen, was shot in the cheek while trying to fight off three gunmen who eventually

made off with his motorbike.

DECEMBER 11: Soeung Vy, 25, was robbed of his new motorbike while riding

with his girlfriend on Mao Tse Tung Boulevard in Psar Depot 2 precinct, Phnom Penh.

His girlfriend told police that four men on two motorbikes blocked Vy's path and

shot him in the shoulder with a K-59 handgun, then stole his bike. He went to Preah

Kossamak Hospital for surgery.

DECEMBER 11: Em Roeup, 21, died instantly and his friend, Yim Saloum, 21,

a kick-boxer, was seriously injured in a traffic accident at 11:30 pm on National

Road 5 in Chrey village, Thmar Kaul district, Battambang. Police said their motorbike

hit a parked truck.

DECEMBER 11: Keo Routha, 36, was shot dead while driving his car at night

in O'Bei Chorn commune, Banteay Meanchey province. The deputy commander of the provincial

military unit, Te Haing, said Routha was attacked by Thai soldiers while crossing

the border. Routha was a driver for a Thai businessman who was smuggling the car

into Cambodia.

DECEMBER 12: The body of a 49-year-old unidentified woman was found floating

in the river at Thmei village, Meanchey district, Phnom Penh. The woman had been

stabbed four times in the stomach with a knife. Police said she had been murdered

elsewhere, and her body dumped in the river. They sent her body to Chak Angre Krom

pagoda for cremation.

DECEMBER 12: Jing Bun Lin, 45, a Taiwanese man, was robbed of his $13,000

in cash, as well as $11,000 Taiwanese dollars at the Princess Hotel on Moni-vong

Boulevard, Phnom Penh. He told police that three gunmen knocked on his door, then

threatened him and tied his arms. They escaped after stealing the money.

DECEMBER 13: Police sent Khao Sokha, 43, a primary school teacher, to Calmette

Hospital after she was shot in a robbery at 9:40 am in Prek Ho village, Takh-mau

district, Kandal province. Witnesses told police that a robber shot her twice with

a K-59 handgun then stole her new motorbike while she was parking to buy cakes for

her children.

DECEMBER 13: Police arrested Si Sonauk, 18, after he was accused of a rape

committed two days earlier in Kampong Chomlang Krom village, Kam Reang district,

Battambang. Police said he had raped a 7-year-old girl at 9 am, then gave her a bottle

of orange juice and threatened to kill her if she told her parents.

DECEMBER 13: Police arrested Thach Vanna, 21, after he was accused of a

murder committed two years ago in Boeung Keng Kang 1 precinct, Chamkar Morn district,

Phnom Penh. Police said Vanna was angry after learning that Thay Vanret, 30, had

developed a relationship with Vanna's mother. Vanret - a policeman and bodyguard

of Vanna's mother, who owns her own company - was shot in the head with a K-59 handgun

while getting out of his car.

DECEMBER 14: Sak Bunsong, 36, a soldier, was robbed of his motorbike at

9:45 am in Samrong village, Russei Keo district, Phnom Penh. Bunsong, who also works

as a motodop, told police that three passengers ordered him to stop, threatened him

with a K-59 handgun, then escaped.

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




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