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Police Blotter: 29 September 2000

Police Blotter: 29 September 2000

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September 14: Sreng Sambo, 38, was gunned down at 6:20 pm while

getting out of a car at his house on National Road 1 in Chhouk village, on the

outskirts of Phnom Penh. Police said the victim, a former policeman, was hit

once in his throat by an unidentified person with a hand gun. The attacker

escaped. Revenge is the suspected motive for the killing.

September 14: A 54-year-old man, Luy Yon, was shot and wounded at 9:45

pm while he was on the way home with his sister in Ta Lak village, Kampong Speu.

Police said the victim, who was believed to be a sorcerer, was hit once in his

right shoulder by an unidentified attacker. Police suspect revenge as the

motive.

September 14: Chhoy Sokhom, 44, was shot and wounded at 5 am while

stopping to pick up two passengers on 488 Street in Psah Doeum Thkau precinct,

Chamcarmon, Phnom Penh. Police said the victim, a moto-taxi driver, was shot

once by one of the passengers after he refused to hand over his motor bike. The

robbers escaped.

September 15: Sna, 18, died after being sent to Preah Sihanouk

hospital after he was beaten and seriously injured at 7:30 pm on Mao Tse Toung

Blvd, Phnom Penh. Sna, a pickpocket, was beaten by a crowd after he stole a

three chi platinum necklace from a woman, Hong Sovanara, and tried to escape.

His accomplice, Tep Nhan, 18, was arrested.

September 15: Suong Sarin, a local police officer, was robbed of his

motorcycle at 7:10 pm while leaving his house in Kampong Sbau village, Kandal

province. Police said the victim was threatened with a handgun by three robbers

on a motorbike. The robbers escaped safely with the victim's motorbike.

September 16: Three people died and two others were seriously injured

after a bomb exploded in the evening in Vihea Suor village, Khsach Kandal

district, Kandal. Police said the victims, Penh Korm, 21, Krauch Pinh, 56, and

Sar Aun, 9, were killed instantly after they tried to cut the end off the shell

they had just found.

September 17: Sam Routha, 18, was chopped and seriously injured at 3

am while he and his accomplice were stealing eight chickens in Steung Chroeu

village, Takhmau district, Kandal. Police said Routha was caught and hit twice

on his head with a big knife by a householder. His accomplice, Muot Virak, 17,

was also arrested and beaten - nearly to death - at the same time.

September 17: A 32-year-old man, Mao Saret, was beaten and injured in

a quarrel at night on 143 Street in Boeng Keng Kang 2 precinct, Phnom Penh.

Police said the victim, a moto-taxi driver, was stabbed and hit with a knife and

rocks by his friends including Um Phenit, 20, who had become angry during a

dispute over who would take the next passenger. The assailant was arrested after

the incident.

September 17: A 30-year-old moto-taxi driver, Sou Ven, was shot dead

in the early morning while carrying two passengers on 143 Street in Boeng Keng

Kang 2 precinct, Chamcarmon district, Phnom Penh. Police said the victim was

shot once in his head with a handgun by the passengers after he refused to stop.

The robbers escaped safely with the victim's motorbike.

September 17: Three gangsters were arrested following the rape of a

teenage girl two days earlier in Kien Svay district, Kandal. Police said the

capture came after the 17-year-old victim complained to police that she was

raped at night by eight gangsters while returning from watching a dance near her

house.

September 18: A 37-year-old man, was arrested for a rape at a

guesthouse in Toul Kork village, Russei Keo district, on the outskirts of Phnom

Penh. Police said the arrest came after a 30-year-old garment worker complained

to authorities. However, the rapist denied raping her, saying he had just groped

her while she was asleep.

September 18: Maing Kosal, 32, was killed instantly by a pig at night

while capturing and tying another pig in Roka Timouy village, Kandal. Witnesses

said the victim was helping neighbors make a dike to protect their pig pen from

flooding when he was hit in his stomach by another pig; as he fell he injured

his head and died.

September 18: Hong Kim An, 60, was arrested at 10 am by criminal

police at his house in Psah Doeum Kor commune, Phnom Penh. Police said the

capture came after his sister, Hong Kimhorn, 54, complained to the court that

she was detained in a house and a $7,000 ransom was demanded for her release.

However, Kim An said he was just trying to recoup a debt.

September 19: Ruot Ly, 18, was seriously injured and later died

following an accident at 8:30 pm on Sothearos Blvd in Tonle Bassac commune,

Phnom Penh. Police said the victim was hit by a motorcycle while walking across

the street. The driver agreed to pay $1,000 for funeral costs but the victim's

family demanded $5,000.

September 19: Four gangsters were arrested immediately and three

others escaped after raping a girl at night in a rice field in Mean Chey village

on the outskirts of Phnom Penh. Police said that an 18-year-old girl, a goods

seller from a market in the city, was captured while sitting with her boyfriend

near Steung Meanchey bridge, taken into the rice field and violated.

September 19: Haim Minea, 18, was stabbed to death in a quarrel at 6

pm in Preah Norodom junior high school in Psah Kandal 2 precinct, Phnom Penh.

Police said the victim, a son of Man Haim, a colonel from the Ministry of

Interior, was stabbed several times in his stomach, head and shoulder with a

knife by five gangsters. The assailants escaped after the incident.

September 20: Two coconut sellers, Muot Oeun, 27, and Ny Nal, 27, were

arrested at 7:30 am after they sent a letter in an attempt to extort money from

a customs official in Toul Svay Prey 1 precinct, Phnom Penh. Police said the

capture came after Van Sovan, 45, complained to authority that he had been

threatened with a grenade by the offenders, who demanded $600.

September 20: Sum Chan Eng, 36, was gunned down at 5 am while 150

meters from her house in Toul Trea village, Tbaung Khmum district, Kampong Cham.

Police said the victim was shot dead instantly by an unidentified man who

escaped safely. Police said revenge is the suspected motive for the killing as

her jewelry was not taken.

September 20: Chun Thoeun, 36, was robbed of her jewelry at midnight

in the Canadia garment building in Trapaing Por village, Dangkor district,

outskirts. Police said the victim, a wife of Ouk Mao, who is a construction

manager for the factory, was hit with a K-54 handgun and wounded by five people

wearing military uniforms. The robbers escaped with one damleung of a gold

necklace and one damleung of a gold bracelet.

September 20: A 72-year-old woman, Sai Soeun, was shot dead with an

AK-47 at 7:40 pm at her house in Phneay village, Kampong Speu. Police said the

victim was hit once in her head by three hired gunmen including Veng Vorn, 27,

and Sok Phirum, 21, who were arrested later. Pich Phoeun, 36, a daughter-in-law

of the victim, was also shot three times.

September 21: The body of a 30-year-old unidentified man was found

floating in the river in front of Dei Dos pagoda in Kampong Cham province.

Police said the naked victim, had probably been killed two days earlier. He had

been beaten and his head had been hit by an axe. The motive for the killing was

unknown.

September 21: Teng Lieu, 25, a garment worker, had her face burned off

with acid by her former husband, Kon Kimhak, at 6 pm when she was on the way

home in Teuk Thla commune, Russei Keo district, outskirts.Kimhak was angry after

Lieu left him after he was sentenced to two years jail for rape.

September 22: Sieng Sam Ol, 25, was arrested by criminal police after

raping a girl at night at a guesthouse in the provincial capital of Kampong

Cham. Police said the rapist, who was married from Kratie province, had

persuaded the victim to come to find a job in Phnom Penh.

September 24: Chin Vuth , 30, was arrested at 7pm after he was found

staying in Prayu Vong pagoda in Tonle Bassac commune, Phnom Penh. Police said

the capture came after a 32-year-old man, Chou Mab, complained to authorities

that the offender had sold his bike, which he had borrowed to go and buy some

cigarettes.

September 25: Chan Vuthy, 18, was robbed of his motorbike at 11:30 am

while preparing to leave his house in Teuk Laak 2 precinct, Toul Kok district,

Phnom Penh. The victim reported to police that he was threatened with a K-59

hand gun. The robber escaped safely with the bike.

September 25: Sin Phalla, 19, died instantly in an accident at 9 am on

National Road 3 in Toul Key village, Dangkor district, on the outskirts of Phnom

Penh. Police said the victim, a garment worker from Kampong Speu, was hit from

behind by a truck when she fell from a moto-taxi. The truck was found two

kilometers from the accident but the driver escaped.

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