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Police Blotter: 23 june 2000

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June 9: The body of an 18-year-old man, Ron Ny, was found in a lake in

Wat Ong village, Kandal Steung district, Kandal province. Police said the victim

was beaten to death by Nat Vith, who caught Ny trying to steal his cow and sell it

for 800,000 riel. The criminal was not arrested.

 

June 9: Nuon Heng, 62, was chopped and seriously injured at 8:00 pm following

a drinking session with friends in Psah Thmey 2 precinct, Phnom Penh. Police said

the victim, a cyclo driver, was hit twice on his head with an ax by a 55-year-old

man, Chim Tha, who became angry that he was being criticized and belittled. The assailant

escaped after the incident.

June 10: Four people were arrested after they robbed the Chinese Association

in Ta Kem village, Ang Snoul district, Kandal. Police said the arrests were made

after Kong Lak, 67, a security guard for the association, complained to authorities

that he was beaten on his head with a long stick and injured by robbers, Tha Vanna,

20, Ek Oeun, 20, Ek Im, 19, and Leng Sokha, 21.

June 10: A 52-year-old moto-taxi driver, Nuon Sophal, was sent to Preah

Kossamak hospital immediately after he suddenly lost consciousness at 4:30 pm on

Russian Federation Blvd in Chom Chao commune, outskirts. A doctor said the victim,

who came from Arey Ksat village, Kandal province, had been drugged with sleeping

tablets by two women who then stole his motorbike.

June 10: The body of a 40-year-old man, Chan Ny, was found in a canal in

Tomnop Rolak precinct, Mitapheap district, Sihanoukville. Police said the victim,

a moto-taxi driver, was hit on his head with a big rock by unidentified robbers who

stole his motorbike.

June 11: Chheng Rim, 19, and Sok Khim, 17, were arrested for a robbery

committed two weeks ago in Psah Kandal 2 precinct, Phnom Penh. Police said a 38-year-old

man, Seng Sopheap, had been threatened with a plastic handgun and robbed of a diamond

and platinum necklace and cash.

June 11: One woman died and five others were seriously injured in a motor

vehicle accident at 9:30 am on National Road 4 in Kook Kanhchak village, Kompong

Sella district, Sihanoukville. Police said the victims were on a truck loaded with

durian fruit which crashed after blowing a tire.

June 11: A 46-year-old woman, Eng Yuleng, was found dead in Prek Andaung

village, Koh Thom district, Kandal. After inspection, police said the victim had

killed herself with insecticide because she was angry following a quarrel with her

husband earlier in the evening.

June 11: Sia Ung, 59, died instantly after falling off the back of a motorcycle

and being struck by a following car at 4:00 pm on Monireth Street in Steung Meanchey

village, Mean Chey district, Phnom Penh. Police said the driver of the car escaped

safely after the incident.

June 11: Y Chanthy, 35, was shot dead at 7:50 pm in a land dispute in Ta

Loeut village, Prey Veng. Police said the victim was shot with an AK-47 by Ou Saphon,

a provincial police official. Saphon had become angry after Chanthy asked him to

pay one million riel for mental damage for threatening to kill him. Saphon said Chanthy

could get the money in his next life, then killed him. Chanthy's niece, Koy Le Ieng,

22, was also shot dead. The criminal policeman Saphon was not arrested.

June 12: A 40-year-old woman, Bun Tong, died instantly at 1:30 pm on Kampuchea

Krom Blvd, Phnom Penh, after falling off a moto during a robbery attempt. Police

said two men tried to snatch the victim's gold necklace, causing her fall from the

motor cycle. She died of massive head injuries.

The thieves escaped safely after the incident.

June 12: A Phnom Penh criminal officer, Phat Phalla, 35, was shot and injured

at 8:10 pm while exchanging shots with five robbers on Street 67 in Psah Thmei 2

precinct, Phnom Penh. Police said Phalla had been ordered to stop by the robbers,

who beat him and stole his motorbike. He then shot at the robbers as they escaped.

June 12: Khem Sophoan, 42, was robbed of his motorbike at 3:00 am while

carrying two passengers in Wat Phnom precinct, Daun Penh district, Phnom Penh. Police

said the victim, a moto-taxi driver from Kandal province, was hit on his head with

a handgun by his passengers when he refused to hand over his motorbike.

June 12: Bun Thy, 20, a security-guard from Sompoeu Meas restaurant, was

shot dead at midnight while looking for his wife in a brothel in Mitapheap commune,

Sihanoukville. Police said the victim, who was married with one child, was shot by

Doeu, 18. Thy was unhappy that Doeu had developed a relationship with his wife. Doeu

escaped after the incident.

June 13: A 52-year-old man, Kia Sovan, was found floating in a lake in

front of his house in Prey Chisak village, Dongkor district. Sovan's wife told police

her husband drowned after coming home from a drinking session with friends.

June 13: Mao Thear, 45, a recycler, was chopped and seriously injured in

a quarrel at 7:30 pm in Wat Phnom precinct, Phnom Penh. Police said the victim was

hit with a long knife by his friend Sey Sareth, 42, who became angry because Thear

knocked him down while he was fighting with his wife. The victim was sent to Calmette

hospital. The assailant was arrested.

June 13: Kong Kan, 42, was stabbed to death at 8:30 pm in a family quarrel

Treuy Troeng village, Saang district, Kandal. Police said the victim was stabbed

by his 31-year-old nephew, Tom Koy, who became angry when his family were criticized

and belittled. The assailant escaped after the incident.

June 13: Thea Chhon, 29, was robbed of his motorbike at 8:00 pm while carrying

two passengers about 200 meters from Srah Sour hotel in Poipet commune, Banteay Meanchey.

Police said the victim, a moto-taxi driver, was ordered to stop by two accomplices

of the passengers. Soam Chhay, 34, one of four robbers, was arrested, and nearly

beaten to death.

June 14: Tep Samnang, 25, a pickpocket, was beaten and seriously injured

at 11:10 am after stealing a handphone from a telephone shop on Kampuchea Krom Street

in Phnom Penh. Police said the pickpocket, from Phoum Taung, Kampong Cham province,

was arrested and hit with rocks and sticks by the shop's owner and neighbors after

he picked up the phone and tried to run away.

June 14: Khuon Sokhom, 48, was chopped and seriously injured at 9:15pm

while taking a bath at his house in Tonle Bassac commune, Chamkarmon district, Phnom

Penh. Police said the victim, who is a village chief, was hit three times with a

big knife by In Narin, 20. The assailant escaped after the incident.

June 14: Chean Ung, 40, a construction worker, was chopped and injured

at 6:30 pm while drinking wine with his friends in Prek Purleu village, Srey Santhor

district, Kampong Cham. Police said the victim was cut once on his right shoulder

with a big knife by Va Kimhong, 52, who became angry after he was knocked down by

the victim.

June 15: A 55-year-old taxi driver, Pao Srey, was robbed at 2:45 am while

carrying two passengers on Street 67 in Wat Phnom precinct, Phnom Penh. Police said

the victim was threatened with a K-59 handgun by the passengers who attempted to

steal his motorbike. The robbers, Chan Thirat, 19, and Van Vuthy, 29, were arrested

immediately.

June 16: Nay Saroeun, 35, a policeman, was shot and seriously wounded at

midnight while asleep at a taxi control office in downtown Kampong Chhnang. Police

said the victim was shot once in his chest by an unidentified person who escaped

on a motorbike after the incident. The victim was sent to the provincial hospital

immediately. The reason for the attack is unknown.

June 16: Ly Leuy, 50, and his son Luey Ry, 18, were struck and killed instantly

by lightning at 5:00 pm during a thunder storm in Kum Rou village, Kra Lanh district,

Siem Reap.

June 17: Thong Seung, 41, a merchandise seller, was shot dead at night

when he opened his door to sell wine to a customer at his house in Salong village,

O'Raingov district, Kampong Cham. Police said the victim was shot by the customer,

who stole seven chi of gold and 250,000 riel. The robber escaped safely after the

incident.

June 18: The PDC garment factory in Poprak village, Dongkor district outskirts,

was robbed at midnight by 10 people who stole 18 sewing machines costing around $4,000

to $6,000 each. The thieves escaped safely.

June 19: A 62-year-old gold seller, Khoal Phan, was robbed at noon in O'Russei

1 precinct, 7 January district, Phnom Penh. An official for Phnom Penh Criminal Police

Sreng Bunnaret said the victim was threatened by six people on three motorbikes,

one of them armed with a handgun. The robbers escaped safely with 30 damleung of

gold and 20 damleung of platinum.

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