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Police Blotter: 29 June 2007

JUNE 14: Police are looking for six gangsters who escaped after killing Khoeun

Veasna, 23, during a nighttime argument in Taing Samrong commune, Kampong Speu province.

Police said Veasna was reportedly chopped to death with a heavy knife after he arranged

the fight with the six gangsters, who had argued with him while dancing in the early

evening.

JUNE 15: Police arrested three Vietnamese nationals when a telephone shop

vendor was reported using $200 of fake currency in Khbal Koh commune, Kandal province.

Police named the three people as Yor Dang Yoi, 25, Nguyen Thy Khai, 20, and Nguyen

Dang Teung, 27. Yim Bunthan, 27, who owned the shop, said they had bought her mobile

phone for $180.

JUNE 16: A group of ten robbers escaped in a van with three damloeng of gold,

worth $3,000 and two million riel in cash at midnight in Chikor commune, Kampong

Cham province. Police said the gunmen robbed Tok Kimheng, 58, the owner of a construction

equipment shop. Heng Nak, 28, was shot twice in the eye and the waist with an AK-47

and died instantly during the robbery.

JUNE 17: Touch Pinh, 46, a grocery shop vendor, was beaten nearly to death

with a steel bar during a nighttime robbery in Papeal Khe village, Battambang province.

Pinh complained to police that four robbers forced and opened the front door then

aimed at him and his wife with an AK-47 while asleep during a drizzly night. Pinh

said the robbers escaped after collecting one damloeng of gold, Baht 100,000 and

one million riel in cash.

JUNE 17: Nhem Ponlak, 36, was arrested by police after Sim Sarim, 72, accused

him of attempting rape at 5:30pm in Kom Bas village, Kampong Cham province. The woman

told police Ponlak grabbed her from behind then stabbed her in the arm and slashed

her on the face with a knife as she tried to fight off while he was attempting to

rape her at a stream behind the house.

JUNE 18: Yan Phin, 38, was arrested by a motorbike taxi driver Soth Vuthy,

41, who later handed him to police after having attempted to rob him at 10:50am in

Prek Tanong commune, Kampong Cham province. Vuthy told police Phin used his two fingers

as a handgun and pointed at his waist while riding on his bike. Vuthy said Phin ordered

him to stop and threatened to kill him with the gun, but he punched him twice on

the face after leaving his bike.

JUNE 18: A garment worker, Tum Saroun, 33, was found hanging at 5:30am at

a locked bathroom in a rental house in Thmey village, Takhmau district, Kandal province.

After examination, police said Saroun hanged herself with a krama as she recently

told people she was unhappy because she had no money to pay a creditor. Saroun leaves

two children orphans.

JUNE 19: Kong Phay, 38, was arrested by police after beating his wife, Sim

Sokhon, 38, nearly to death during an argument at 10:30pm in Teuk Laak 1 commune,

Phnom Penh. Police said Phay was angry and knocked his wife down on the head with

a bamboo stick because she complained to the police following a dispute as she refused

to have sex with him while he was drunk.

JUNE 20: Koeun Chhoeun, 40, a policeman at the municipal criminal police office,

was fatally gunned down in a nighttime robbery while driving on Russian boulevard

in Mittapheap commune, Phnom Penh. A passerby said two robbers on a motorbike blocked

Chhoeun's path and shot him twice in the head with a handgun as trying to fight off.

The two escaped on his bike.

JUNE 21: Top Nguon, 57, came to complain to the police after two people robbed

him while driving home on a motorbike the previous night in Mittapheap commune, Phnom

Penh. Nguon said that one of the two robbers threatened to kill him with a handgun

and another stole his two mobile phones, a gold ring and $280 in cash. They then

escaped in their car.

JUNE 21: Keo Chamroeun, 54, a colonel of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces,

was arrested by military police and later sent to Phnom Penh court for questioning

after being accused of injuring his four neighbors during a boundary dispute in Boeng

Kak 2 commune, Phnom Penh. Police said the arrest came after a warrant issued by

Nhean Sovan, the investigating judge. The judge later detained Chamroeun in Prey

Sor prison with his four construction workers after they injured the neighbors during

the fight.

JUNE 22: Chum Tongheng, a two star military general of the Royal Cambodian

Armed Forces, was temporarily jailed in Prey Sor prison after Phnom Penh court charged

him of dealing drugs in Treng Trayoeng village, Kampong Speu province. The interior

ministry's anti-drug police arrested Tongheng after a warrant issued by Kim Ravy,

the Phnom Penh court's investigating judge.

JUNE 25: Sao Sokhom, 19, was sent to Calmette Hospital for surgery after being

shot during a nighttime attempted robbery while driving home on a motorbike in Boeng

Kak 1 commune, Phnom Penh. A passerby said two people on a motorbike blocked the

path of Sokhom and shot him in the waist with a handgun then escaped empty-handed

after police arrived.

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