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Police Blotter: 21 March 2008

Police Blotter: 21 March 2008

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March 7: A gold seller in Leu Market, Sihanoukville, was

robbed outside his home in Sangkat 2, Khan Mitapheap, Sihanoukville by four men

with two pistols. The robbers followed the trader to his home on two motorbikes

at about 4:20pm and approached him brandishing weapons as the trader opened his

car door. The thieves made off with an unspecified amount of gold in two bags.

March 7: 125 people died on Cambodian roads in December

2007, according to a monthly report issued by “Victim information system and

traffic accident in Cambodia.”  The report, which cites figures provided by

traffic police and private hospitals, said a further 1,923 people were injured

in accidents in December, including 576 seriously. In Phnom Penh, 580 people were reported to have

been involved in traffic accidents during the month, a 32 percent increase from

December 2006.

March 7: Two men were arrested in Sampov Meas district,

Pursat province on suspicion of illegal logging. Un Reth, 45, was arrested by

military police in Damnak Ampil village, Lolok Sar commune at 11:30am, while

Khom Sothea, 28, was arrested in Steung Touch village, Roleap commune at 4:30pm

the same day.

March 7: A man and his wife were robbed of four million

riels and one chi (3.85 grams) of gold during a home-invasion in Takeo village,

Prey Veng province. Seven robbers carrying two “long guns” entered the home of

Ky Chun, 51, and Ith Lay, 45, at 7:30pm. Chun was beaten during the robbery.

March 10: A 19-year-old woman was taken by thieves from

Kampong Trach market, Kep
City, at 9am and robbed

of all her jewelry despite her loud screams. The thieves returned the woman to

the market after taking 3.5 chi (13.5 grams) of gold from her.

March 11: Four people were arrested for smoking drugs in

a karaoke room at Sre Kropleak restaurant, Kampong Thom province. The raid was

conducted by the province’s army, police and military police, in cooperation

with the military police of Steong Sen district, who then checked on a location

in Srayov Cheuong village, Srayov commune, after receiving a tip-off that

unspecified drugs were being distributed from there.

March 13: Teachers thwarted a mass brawl between two

groups of youths at a Phnom Penh

high school by detaining four young men until police arrived. The two groups

assembled at 6pm at Bun
RanyHun
SenWat
PhnomSchool,

Khan Daun Penh, and began fighting, prompting the teachers to intervene. Police

identified the arrested as San Vanra, 17, Mao Yon, 19, En Donan, 21, and Preap

Vatha, 18.

March

13: Two motorcyclists died suddenly after colliding on National

Street 4, Khan Prey Nop, Sihanoukville, at 7:30pm.

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