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Police Blotter: 26 January 2007

Police Blotter: 26 January 2007

JANUARY 12: Khun Sreymom, 44, owner of CTV9, died at Calmette Hospital after

she was shot during a robbery in the TV station at 12:40pm in Boeng Kak 1 commune,

Phnom Penh. Koy Thal, 18, Sreymom's adopted son, said a masked gunman entered Sreymom's

room on the third floor and shot her in the leg then defenestrated her. A diamond

pendant necklace was stolen. Thal was arrested for questioning.

JANUARY 12: Police arrested two soldiers, Yun Samuth, 36, and Kan Sokim, 46,

for a murder a day earlier in Sala Kanseng village, Siem Reap province. Police accused

the pair of having killed Chheang Mony, 33, while he was driving home in a car. Police

said Mony was shot six times with an AK-47 and died behind the car trying to evade

the bullets.

JANUARY 14: Vong Saren, 42, was sent to a provincial hospital for treatment

after he was knifed in a robbery while driving a motorbike at 4am in Kaky Soam village,

Svay Reang province. Saren told police a man appeared from the sidewalk and chopped

him ten times with a sword but fled empty-handed after Saren shouted for help while

they struggled.

JANUARY 15: Cheang Vuthy, 15, was robbed of his motorbike while driving home

from school in the evening in Sampor village, on the outskirts of Phnom Penh. Police

said three robbers blocked Vuthy's path and hit him with a belt then tried to escape

on his bike. Police came upon them and arrested two of the three, Chea Chamroeun,

26, and Hom Phea, 24.

JANUARY 15: Jonathan David Cole, 45, a Briton, died at Calmette Hospital after

a road accident at 1:30am in Chey Chumnas commune, Phnom Penh. Police said Cole was

riding a motorbike and collided with another motorbike driven by Cambodian Toeu Sam

El, 40, who died at the scene.

JANUARY 16: Three military generals were arrested and later sent to Battambang

provincial court where they were charged with organizing crime and leading an illegal

armed force last year. Military police named of the three as Kheang Savurn, brigadier

general of the Royal Armed Forces, Uth Sakhan, major general at Military Division

70, and Men Saran, major general and deputy commander of military region 2. Military

police said the arrest was based on a warrant issued by investigating judge Duch

Soksarin and prosecutor Sar Yousthaovarak. The court said the three generals had

been involved with seven people who were arrested for a recent robbery.

JANUARY 16: Three robbers shot dead a roast pork vendor, Pol Thy, 41, as they

robbed him while he was speaking on his telephone on a parked motorbike at 8pm in

Lory village, Takeo province. A passerby told police one of the three robbers shot

once into the air with a K-54 handgun then shot the victim in the chest and they

escaped on a new motorbike he had bought a week earlier.

JANUARY 17: Three people were arrested for a murder two weeks ago in Kaun

Sat village, Kampot province. Police said the suspects, Soun Samoeun, 38, Chhan Soeun,

23, and a 70-year-old man are accused of having killed Kong Sary, 28, during a nighttime

revenge attack. Sary was strangled, then taken away from her house and killed with

a knife.

JANUARY 18: Pich Raya, 25, was arrested and charged by a provincial court

with raping an 11-year-old girl in Vihear Loung commune, Kampong Cham. The girl told

police that while her parents were away at night, Raya knocked at her front door

and asked her for a drink of water, then raped her.

JANUARY 19: Two brothers, Doung Saing, 18, and Doung Nor, 16, were found dead

at a chicken farm where they worked for Ung Sambo, 42, in Thnal Bot village, Kampong

Speu province. Police said the two were killed with sticks and a hoe while sleeping

at the farm the previous night. Police arrested one of two suspects, Khim Vay, 23,

who had escaped to Phnom Penh Thmey commune, Phnom Penh.

JANUARY 19: Seven deminers from the Cambodian Mine Action Center (CMAC) were

killed after two mines exploded while they were working at a minefield in O'Chamlang

village, Battambang province. Keo Sarat, chief of provincial CMAC unit, said his

colleagues found one mine and tried to take it out of the ground, but another mine

beneath it exploded. The dead were Chea Huon, 46, Thoeun Den, 24, Seam Routh, 25,

Hoeun Sreyrout, 25, Deap Chhoun, 45, Chhim Loeun, 32, and Thorng Hakly, 21.

JANUARY 21: A Briton, Bowel Anpaul, 41, was arrested at 9:30am accused of

pedophilia in Kakarp commune, on the outskirts of Phnom Penh. Reach Sokhom, deputy

commissioner of municipal police, said Bowel, who works as an English teacher at

a private company (CATS), was accused of committing pedophilia with two children

aged between 12 and 14 years.

JANUARY 22: Police arrested two of three gunmen, Var Sok, 25, and Kong Lino,

24, who had escaped after robbing Cheang Yi, 56, and his wife Chea Neang Eng, 52,

while they were working at their English Language Training Institute (ELT) at 8:30pm

on January 13 in Psar Thmey 3 commune, Phnom Penh. Police said the three robbers

entered the ELT, threatened the couple with a handgun and knives and took $99,000

in cash and jewelry worth $22,000. They then took the couple's daughter hostage and

escaped in her LandCruiser. The police recovered $10,000 when they arrested the robbers.

Var Sok had recently been fired from his job as a security guard at the ELT.

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

Pheap

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