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Police Blotter: 4 May 2007

Police Blotter: 4 May 2007

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APRIL 20: Srun Lon, 66, was freed after being kidnapped a day earlier

with his son-in-law, Mey Sam An, 42, in Krasaing Chey village, Kampong Thom

province. Lon said two kidnappers brought him and his son-in-law into a nearby

jungle and demanded $5,000 ransom. Lon said the kidnappers released Sam An after

he gave them 20 million riels in cash.

APRIL 20: Phal An, 31, a

recycling vendor, was found dead at 10am in Boeng Prey village, Battambang

province. Police said An was murdered while driving his motorbike. Police

suspected robbery was the motivatation because his bike had been

stolen.

APRIL 20: Eadh Seav, 42, was found dead in the early

morning in front of his house in Svay Reang village, Kampong Thom province.

Police said Seav was murdered with a heavy knife the previous night. Police

suspected revenge was the motivation for the killing because villagers had been

unhappy with Seav and had accused him of sorcery.

APRIL 21: Chea

Phy, 46, was sent to Calmette Hospital for an operation after being wounded

during a robbery at 7:20pm in Tuol Kork village, Phnom Penh. Eyewitnesses said

three robbers on a motorbike stopped Phy and shot him once in the neck with a

homemade handgun, then stole his motorbike as he was driving home from

work.

APRIL 21: Ngok Sokhy, 26, was shot in his sleep and later

died at a district hospital in a revenge in Trapaing Neang village, Kampong Cham

province. Eyewitness told police two unknown men entered Sokhy's house and shot

him once with an AK-47, then escaped.

APRIL 22: Buot Teuk, 48, a

land dealer, was found dead in the early morning in Boeng village, Siem Reap

province. Police said Teuk was shot once in the waist while driving home the

previous night. Police suspected revenge was the motivation of the killing

because his motorbike and his expensive mobile phone were found

nearby.

APRIL 22: Ly Sosith, 25, was shot and wounded during a

nighttime argument in Psar Thmey 2 commune, Phnom Penh. The gunman was not

identified but a bystander said he had been working as a security guard at a

football gambling outlet. Sosith was shot in the leg with a K-54 handgun and

later taken by police to Calmette Hospital.

APRIL 23: Police

arrested three people accused of murder in Roka Khnol village, Kampong Cham

province. Police said the three suspects, Chheang Sithy, 21, Oeun Ranet, 17, and

Oun Chanroeun, 19, confessed they killed Yin Heang, 62, during a robbery. Heang

was murdered with a bamboo stick while riding home on a bicycle.

APRIL

23: Three gunmen escaped empty-handed on their motorbike after attempting to

rob An Sotheara, 23, in Psar Kandal commune, Phnom Penh. Witness said the

robbers blocked Sotheara's path and knocked him on the mouth with the butt of a

K-59 handgun, then shot him in the left eye as he shouted "stop thief." Sotheara

was sent to a clinic for medical treatment.

APRIL 23: Four

suspected robbers were shot dead after preparing to commit robbery at 9pm in

Russey Sang village, Prey Veng province. Police said the four exchanged gunfire

and tried to escape on a motorbike after they were ordered to stop for

inspection. Police confiscated two AK-47s and 43 bullets, three flashlights and

a plastic bag of poisonous hotdogs.

APRIL 24: Mar Thong, 33, a

policeman, was shot and wounded as he tried to stop a gunmen who had committed a

robbery at 8:30pm in Chamroeun Phal village, Phnom Penh. Police said the gunmen

shot Thong in the chest when Thong tried to stop the robbers from escaping on a

stolen motorbike, which belonged to Thach Navy, 24. Thong is now at Russian

hospital.

APRIL 26: Hum Rasmeioudom, 26, and his girlfriend Srun

Phalleap, 23, committed suicide at 6:30am in Ampil Krom village, Kampong Cham

province. Police said Rasmeioudom shot himself with a handgun after wounding

Phalleap, who died later at a hospital. The pair wanted to marry but the girl's

parents refused because she had not graduated high school yet.

APRIL

27: Ngin Piseth, 26, was robbed of his motorbike at 10:30pm while driving

his girlfriend on Monivong Boulevard in Sras Chak commune, Phnom Penh. Piseth

told police two robbers aimed a handgun at him and knocked him on the head with

the butt of the gun then escaped on his bike.

APRIL 27: Sor Maun,

23, a construction worker, was found hanging from a mango tree at 9am in Toul

Char village, Pursat province. Police said Maun probably hanged himself with a

krama. He recently argued with his mother-in-law after he sold a bicycle for

money to drink wine.

APRIL: 28: Ban Phal, 56, was found in Ampil

Leu village, Kampong Cham province. He had been missing for five days. Police

suspected murder because of severe injuries to Phal's head. Police said Phal was

probably killed with a stick while driving a motorbike to a nearby forest where

he was going to cut grass for his cows.

APRIL 28: A farmer found

the body of Chhoam Bouthang, 20, hanging from a tree at 10:30pm in Prey Chek

village, Battambang province. Police said Bouthang hanged himself with his

trousers after his father scolded him for truancy.

APRIL 29:

Chhoeung Lim, 48, was arrested after injuring his wife, Sao Sum, 49, during a

family argument in Dom Dek village, Kampong Speu province. Police said Lim

chopped Sum once in the head with an ax while was drunk. Sum was taken to a

provincial hospital for medical treatment.

APRIL 30: The body of

Tep Vanream, 42, was found in a closed bag at 4:40am in a park in downtown

Takmau district, Kandal province. Police said Vanream was murdered elsewhere

with an ax and her body dumped there the previous night. Vanream's husband, Oeun

An, said his wife received a telephone call from a debtor who promised to pay

back. An said his wife's jewelry, motorbike and $10,000 in cash were

stolen.

- Translated from Khmer newspapers Koh Santepheap and Rasmei

Kampuchea by Aun Pheap

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