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Police Blotter: 21 July 2000

Police Blotter: 21 July 2000

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July 5: A 24-year-old woman, Penh Khuon, was sent to Preah Kosmak hospital

but died later from burns she suffered while trying to fill a kerosene lamp at 8:00

pm in Phnom Sralao village, Sre Ambel district, Koh Kong. Police said the victim

had given birth to a baby two months earlier.

July 6: Tauch Thiep, 58, was chopped to death at 4:00 am while playing

with her grandchild in Kampong Somnanh village, Takhmau district, Kandal. Police

said the victim was hit with a big knife by her son-in-law, Wadh Sarith, 22, who

she had argued with a year earlier.

July 6: A 17-year-old student, Pich Routha, was shot dead at 1:30 pm while

parking his motorcycle on 135 Street in Toul Tompong 1 precinct, Phnom Penh. Eye

witness said the victim was hit once in his left temple with a K-59 handgun by two

robbers who took his bike. The robbers who were on a motorcycle escaped after the

incident.

July 6: Thach Yong, 44, was stabbed to death at 7:00 am while drinking

coffee at a coffee shop in Psah Leu precinct, Sihanoukville. Police said the victim,

a papaya seller, was hit in his right chest with a knife by his 39-year-old second

wife, Hong, who had been angry at his attempts to reconcile with his first wife.

July 7: The owner of the Tot One garment factory, Lin Thilung, 48, was

robbed of $50,000 at 3:15 pm while riding in a sports car with his wife on National

Road 5 in Russei Keo district. Police said the victims, a Taiwanese and his Vietnamese

wife were ordered to stop by a group of armed men. He was taking the money to a bank

in Phnom Penh.

July 7: A 33-year-old recycler, Oeun, was stabbed to death at 8:00 pm while

walking to collect garbage on 136 Street in Psah Thmei 1 precinct, Phnom Penh. Police

said the victim was hit with a knife by another recycler. The reason for the attack

was not known.

July 7: Three mechanics from the Christian NGO YWAM were rescued at noon

after three days being detained in Ta Preach village, Santouk district, Kampong Thom.

Police said the victims were freed one by one after the four kidnappers were surrounded

by local authorities. The victims were kidnapped while repairing a tractor's engine.

July 7: But Bunthan, 50, was beaten and seriously injured following accusations

he was stealing money from a group of gamblers at 5:00 pm in Toul Kook village, Russei

Keo district, on the outskirts of Phnom Penh. Police said the victim was hit with

long sticks and rocks by gamblers after he was accused as a robber by his wife, Noy

Sim, who was also playing cards at the time. Bunthan had recently argued with his

wife after he refused to give her $10 to visit relatives in the countryside.

July 8: A Taiwanese national Spiay Chheng Tor, 49, was beaten and seriously

injured at midnight while asleep with his wife, Kau Thiek Feung, 26, who was also

injured in the attack at Dongkor district, on the outskirts of Phnom Penh. Police

said the victims were hit on the heads with a handgun by five robbers who stole $1,600,

a diamond ring, a platinum ring, and two damleung of gold necklaces.

July 8: A 34-year-old man, Vith, was found hanging at 5:00 am at a riverside

location in Doeum Chan village, Mean Chey district, on the outskirts of Phnom Penh.

The victim's friend reported to a policeman by saying that Vith, who is a fishery

worker, possibly killed himself because he had been diagnosed as having a terminal

illness.

July 8: Phan Em, 21, a businessman, was robbed at 9:50 am while driving

a car on Soramarith Street in Chaktomuk commune, Phnom Penh. Police said the victim,

a deputy director from the Gold Tex company, was ordered to stop and threatened with

a K-59 handgun by eight robbers in a car. The robbers escaped with $37,700, a seven

damleung gold necklace, and a diamond ring.

July 8: Hial Un, 35, was shot to death in a family quarrel at 9:30 pm in

Ro Veang village, Traing district, Takeo. Police said the victim was shot three times

in his stomach with an AK-47 by his 34-year-old brother-in-law, Keo Soriya. Seng

Chren, an older sister of the victim, was also shot dead at the time.

July 8: Sang Rith, 32, a construction worker, was shot and seriously wounded

at 4:00 am during a fight with two robbers at his house in Chamcar Ovlek village,

Dangkor district, on the outskirts of Phnom Penh. Police said the victim was shot

once in his stomach by the robbers who attempted to steal 230,000 riel he had received

from selling a pig two days before.

July 9: Kong Kinyn, 27, was shot and wounded at midnight while he was giving

a his girlfriend a ride on his motorcycle on 156 Street in Psah Depot 1 precinct,

Toul Kok district, Phnom Penh. Police said the victim was hit once in his left chest

by four unidentified men who attempted to steal his motorcycle. The robbers escaped

in a car after local authorities intervened and shot at them.

July 9: Chea Bunneang, 19, was shot dead instantly at 8:00 pm while riding

a Chally motorcycle in Tonle Bassac commune, Chamcarmon district, Phnom Penh. Police

said the victim, a student, was hit once in his head by an unidentified man in a

car after some passengers asked for help to arrest robber. The shooter escaped after

the incident.

July 9: A suspected robber, Dung Yang Minh, was shot dead at 2:10 am on

105 Street in Boeng Keng Kang 2 precinct, Phnom Penh. Police said that Minh, who

had a K-59 handgun, was ordered to stop and was then killed instantly by a patrolman

after he tried to exchange fire to escape.

July 9: A 25-year-old woman, Sok Chea, was shot dead at night at a guest

house in Se Sin village, Serei Soaphorn district, Banteay Meanchey. Police said the

victim, who was married with a 3-year-old boy, was hit once in her head by two unidentified

men who had an AK-47. Police said revenge was suspected for the motivation for the

killing as her property including jewelry were not taken.

July 10: Three robbers were arrested at 9:00 am by flying tiger police

after stealing a motorcycle at the Rubber Plantation department on 84 Street in Srah

Chak commune, Daun Penh district, Phnom Penh. Police said the thieves, Ou Sina, 25,

Sisovath Sovichea, 39, and Non Cheath, 30, tried to escape in a car but they crashed

into a telegraph pole.

July 10: One person died and fifteen others were seriously injured in a

grenade attack at 8:50 pm in front of a coffee shop on 70 Street in Toul Sangke village,

Russei Keo district. Eye witness said the grenade was thrown by one of three unidentified

men who rode past on a motorcycle. Bun Channarith, 15, a school student, died after

being sent to Calmette hospital. The reason for the attack is not known.

July 10: Pauy Yang Phan, 31, was stabbed and seriously injured at 10:00

am while drinking wine with his friend in Koh Tapoeu village, Kampong Svay district,

Kampong Thom. Police said the victim, a fisherman, was stabbed with a sharp piece

of wood by Cheung Yang Chung, 27, who was drunk. The victim died latter.

July 10: Five robbers were arrested at 7:00 am while they were in a car

driving on National Road 2 in Trapaing Thkau market precinct, Chhouk district, Kampot.

Police said the robbers, Im Phalla, 30, He Thaung, 36, Dath Hean, 20, Khat Rithy,

26, and Sen Sella, 26, tried to escape a day after they had robbed a motorcycle in

Psah Depot precinct, Phnom Penh.

July 11: Three villagers were freed at 3:00 am after their family paid

one million riel to kidnappers in Korng Kang Bei village, Ponhea Krek district, Kampong

Cham. Police said the victims, Chhoeung Sok, 35, Chheang Srey Phan, 21, and Hok Eng,

52, were captured and brought into the forest by five kidnappers who demanded $ 3,000

ransom.

July 12: Four passengers died instantly and thirteen others were seriously

injured in an accident at 5:15 am on National Road 2 in Sangke village, Kandal Steung

district, Kandal. Police said the victims, who were in a Korean-taxi car from Takeo

province, were hit by a truck coming the other way. The truck remained on the spot

but the driver escaped.

July 12: Moul Bon, 21, a moto-taxi driver, was robbed at 10:30 pm while

carrying a passenger on Russian Federation Blvd in Thnal Bombek village, Dangkor

district, on the outskirts of Phnom Penh. Police said the victim was ordered to stop

and hit from behind on his neck with a mallet by the passenger, Ben Sokhon, 18, who

was arrested instantly.

July 12: A 4-year-old boy was kidnapped for $10,000 ransom while he was

at home in Mean Chey district, Phnom Penh. The father of the victim, said his son

who is now being detained in Takeo province would be killed if he gives the money

late.

July 12: Lin Da, 30, was killed at 4:00 pm and her body dropped on Barai

Teuk Thla rubbish dump in Banteay Chhoeu village, Pouk district, Siem Reap. After

inspection, police said the victim, a bar dancer, was strangled by two unidentified

persons.

Police said robbery was suspected as the motive for the murder because the victim's

jewelry has been taken.

July 13: Ouch Ra, 28, was arrested in the morning at his house in Toul

Sangke village, Russei Keo district, on the outskirts of Phnom Penh. Police said

the suspect, a soldier from a special region, was accused of stealing a moto-taxi

from Yve Phoeung, 43, who complained to authority after he was beaten and his bike

taken while carrying the offender.

July 13: A 19-year-old girl, was sent to hospital immediately after suddenly

losing consciousness at her house in Boeng Kak 1 precinct, Phnom Penh. The victim's

mother reported to the police that her daughter tried to kill herself with two packages

of medicine after she was criticized for refusing to clean the house.

July 13: Five gangsters were arrested at 11:00 am after they raped a girl

in Phnom Penh. Police said the capture came after a 21-year-old girl complained to

authority as she was tortured and then raped.

July 13: Chea Chanthou, 24, was killed at 5:00 pm while drinking beer with

seven others at a karaoke shop of Phkai Preuk in the downtown of Siem Reap. Police

said the victim was stabbed once in his chest and died instantly after he groped

a waitress. His body dropped in front of the shop.

July 14: Chraing Vanna, 22, was shot dead instantly at 8:15 am at her engagement

ceremony in Lek Pi village, Kampong Liav district, Prey Veng. Police said the victim,

who is a widow with one boy, was hit five times with a handgun by her estranged boyfriend,

Ieng Savuth, 31. Savuth, a body-guard to a third deputy governor, was angry that

she loved another man.

July 14: Two of three robbers were arrested after stealing a moto-taxi

in Phoum Trea precinct, Mean Chey district, on the outskirts of Phnom Penh. Police

said Sok Neng, 21, was threatened with a handgun and hit from behind by the robbers,

Sin Chhoavin, 29, and Pich Sokhan, 23, who stole his motorbike while he was waiting

to collect a fare from them.

July 14: A 29-year-old moto-taxi driver, Heng Sokhom, was shot dead at

10:00 am while carrying two passengers on a local road in Toul Tamoul village, Preah

Sdech district, Prey Veng. Eye witness told the victim was shot once in his throat

and died instantly after he was ordered to stop by the passengers who stole his motorcycle.

July 14: Ek Sovanara, 26, was beaten and seriously injured in a drinking

quarrel at 9:00 pm at a wine shop in Psah Chas precinct, Phnom Penh. Police said

the victim was hit on his head and face with wine bottles by his friends, Chim Nimul

and Um Som Arth, who had become angry after giving him 9,000 riel to pay for the

wine but when the seller checked the money there was only 7000 riel there.

The assailants were arrested.

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