Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Police Blotter: 9 Jul 2009

Police Blotter: 9 Jul 2009

Police Blotter: 9 Jul 2009

WIDOW MURDERED FOR GOLD NECKLACE
A grocery seller died miserably at her home after being raped and strangled with twine on July 7 by an unidentified man who took her gold necklace after the murder. Police identified the victim as Yun Pech, 53, residing in Kandal province's S'ang district. Police said that they are launching an investigation to hunt down the suspect.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

REVENGE AS ATTACK DOGS BECOME SOUP
Three out of four vicious guard dogs that mauled a young bodyguard to death on July 6 at a residence in Preah Sihanouk province were suffocated to death in the sea by police officials as revenge, according to a news source. The source added that the three dogs were sold to a soup shop selling dog meat in the province for US$90.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

SEX MANIAC SNARED IN KAMPONG SPEU
A 10-year-old girl residing in Kampong Speu's Phnom Sruoch district escaped from a sex maniac with her eyes on her neck on Sunday at 2:30pm. Police identified the perpetrator as Hang Phally, 20, living in the same district with the victim, adding that he attempted to rape the juvenile while she was grazing her cows in a field located in the district's Traeng Trayeung commune. The criminal has been sent to Kampong Speu Provincial Court to stand trial.
KAMPUCHEA THMEY

DIRTY COPS RUN RAMPANT in KANDAL
A group of eight men aged from 17 to 29 were arrested and tortured by a handful of military police in Kandal province's Kandal Stung district on July 2 at 9pm, as they returned from a name-giving ceremony. The victims said that they were beaten for unknown reasons so severely with electric batons and kicked by police officials until some of them fell unconscious. The officer who ordered the arrest and torture was identified as Chun Vanny, a military police chief in the district. Villagers said that Vanny had also set up illegal checkpoints to extort money from them.
KAMPUCHEA THMEY

LEXUS GANG ROB MONEY CHANGER
A group of eight armed men driving three motorcycles and a car robbed a 27-year-old money exchanger and phone seller in front of her house on July 7 in Svay Rieng town. The victim was identified as Korn Sophal. Eyewitnesses said that the perpetrators armed with four handguns walked towards the woman, pointed their guns at her and other people near her, grabbed her trunk, threw it into their black Lexus and escaped safely. The victim said that the trunk contained some gold, 70 cellphones, and some Cambodian currency, totalling more than US$10,000.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

MOST VIEWED

  • Prince injured, wife dies after accident

    THE wife of former First Prime Minister Prince Norodom Ranariddh, Ouk Phalla, 39, died while the prince was “severely” injured following a road accident in Preah Sihanouk province’s Prey Nub district on Sunday morning, officials said. Rananriddh, who is also the president of the Funcinpec

  • Bun Heang mocks US, threatens its citizens in scathing open letter

    After being hit with sanctions from the US Department of Treasury, Cambodian General Hing Bun Heang said he would retaliate against any US national who does not respect his country’s sovereignty, has ambitions to invade Cambodia or incites “traitors” in the Kingdom to do

  • Police warn boycott FB group involved in the “Clean Fingers Campaign”

    Police said on Tuesday that they will pick up members of a Facebook group involved in the “Clean Fingers Campaign” that promotes a boycott of next month’s national elections. However, police merely planned to “educate” the group for now, but warned that if the

  • Ranariddh 'seriously injured', his wife dies in accident in Preah Sihanouk

    THE wife of former first prime minister Prince Norodom Ranariddh has died. Ouk Phalla succumbed to injuries sustained in a traffic accident on National Road 4 in Preah Sihanouk’s Prey Nub district this morning. She and the prince were immediately rushed to the Preah Sihanouk