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Police Blotter: 01 september 2000

Police Blotter: 01 september 2000



August 18: Pen Vanna, 18, and Tim Chhonvibol, 20, were arrested after they

attempted to steal a bottle of Hennesy at the Caltex super- market in Mitapheap commune,

Phnom Penh. Police said the thieves were beaten and injured by passers-by after the

shopkeeper asked for help as the men tried to escape on a motorcycle.


August 18: Man Chantha, 19, a gold seller, was shot and seriously wounded

at 6:30 am at Steung Meanchey market in Mean Chey district, Phnom Penh. Police said

the victim was hit with a K-59 handgun while chasing two robbers after his bag containing

gold was stolen. Chantha later died in Preah Sihanouk hospital.

August 19: A 25-year-old man, Chheang Sophannarith, was freed at 5:00 am

after his family paid $150,000 to kidnappers. A local newspaper said the victim,

a son of Oy Limchheang, who is an official at the Ministry of Economy and Finance,

had been abducted three days earlier by four kidnappers who initially demanded $300,000


August 19: A 30-year-old unidentified man was found dead in the early morning

in Sdech Non village, Kampong Siem district, Kampong Cham. After inspection, police

said the victim had been killed a few days earlier. His hands were tied behind his

back and his head had been chopped with a big knife. The motive for the murder was


August 19: Lim Sokmeng, 50, and his daughter, Lim Sotheary, 20, were shot

and seriously wounded in a robbery at 6:30 pm in Dak Pur village, Siem Reap. Police

said the victims were hit with an Ak-47 by six robbers who were exchanging fire with

authorities as they tried to escape after they stole two million riels and $800 from

the Veng Hong Exchange Rate shop.

August 19: A 7-year-old boy, Teng Rethivong, a son of Teng Thai, a director

of the tax department in Takeo, was kidnapped in the evening while playing in a park

in the town. Police said the victim was captured and pushed into a car by four people

who demanded $10,000 ransom. Two suspects have been arrested.

August 20: Ek Sovanarith, 38, was sent to Calmette hospital after he was

injured in a family quarrel at 4:30 pm in Srah Chak commune, Phnom Penh. Police said

the victim was stabbed in his stomach by his sister, Wa Sunnary, 45. Sunnary became

angry after Sovanarith came to help his younger brother who was arguing with her


August 20: Nhor Nang, 33, was shot in a gun battle with authorities at

3:30 pm as he tried to escape after he and three accomplices robbed a villager in

O Oknha Heng village, Prey Nop district, Sihanoukville. Police said Chan Chomroeun,

22, Toun Ran, 42, and Ty Ron, 38, were arrested immediately. They were found carrying

two AK-47s.

August 20: Three people were arrested after they robbed a woman on a motorcycle

in Tros village, Battambang. Police said Tom Chheup, an employee from the provincial

women's affairs department, had a handgun pointed at her stomach by Chan Samnang,

28, Oeun Nhim, 22, and Moeun Yum, 19, while she was on the way home.

August 20: Two kidnappers were rearrested in Kandal village, Kampong Trach

district, Kampot province. Police said Chun Chung Nam, a Malaysian, was kidnapped

for $5,000 ransom by the offenders, Mok Ith, 33, and Sim Pheap, 28, who had been

imprisoned for the offense but had escaped.

August 21: Chheu Helo, 19, a pupil from the Chinese school of Tuon Fa,

was shot dead at 11:20 am while riding a motorbike in Olympic commune, Chamcarmon

district, Phnom Penh. Police said the victim was hit once in his chest and died during

a robbery attempt. Two robbers escaped safely.

August 21: Two suspected kidnappers, Kong Paklim and Sum Rethy, were arrested

at noon by military police after trying to escape by motorcycle when their house

was surrounded in Chroy Ampil village, Kien Svay district, Kandal. The kidnap victim

Chheang Sophannarith, 25, had been freed after his family paid $150,000 ransom.

August 21: Beuk Hieng, 21, was chopped to death and her 2-year-old boy

seriously injured in a family quarrel at 9:00 pm in Phoum Thmei, Kampong Cham. Police

said the victims were hit with a big knife by her husband, Yem Srah, 29, who also

killed himself at the same time. Srah became angry as his wife didn't keep food for

him after he returned from drinking wine.

August 21: Chhai Saran, 21, a garment worker from Wong Hang factory, was

found dead in the early morning at her house in Chumpu Von village, Dangkor district,

on the outskirts of Phnom Penh. The reason was unknown, however, police said the

victim may have killed herself with insecticide as she had been fired from her job.

August 21: The body of a 26-year-old man, Srey Nget, was found on the seashore

in O Chheu Tial precinct, Sihanoukville. After inspection, police said the victim,

who had been killed about three days earlier, was found with a nylon rope round his

neck. His face had been destroyed and his head had massive injuries. The reason for

the killing was unknown.

August 22: Chhun Vanthy, 25, was arrested in the morning after he stole

a car in Boeng Keng Kang 2 precinct, Chamcarmon district, Phnom Penh. The car's owner,

Pheach Fat, reported to the police that the thief came back and told him after the

car had broken-down on the way home in Siem Reap village, Kandal Steung district,


August 22: Chea Sovan, a sports coach, was beaten and seriously injured

at 10:45 am at Toul Tompoung secondary school in Phnom Penh. Police said the victim

was hit on his head with rocks by students who became angry after they were ordered

to stop playing volleyball on a terrace in the school as it was making too much noise

while others were trying to study.

August 22: Heng Sovan, a military policeman, and Yem Phasy, a fisheries

officer, were shot and seriously wounded while inspecting illegal fry fishing at

4:15 pm in Tary Moan Dop village, Kampong Cham. A fishery official said the victims

were hit with an AK-47 by a local policeman who had been hired by the illegal fishers,

and who was also wounded in the exchange.

August 24: Sek Ly Lin, 15, was killed and his body dropped on National

Road 4 in Spien Rong Rang precinct, Phnom Srouch district, Kampong Speu. Police said

Ly Lin, who is a son of Sek Lieng, a customs official in Phnom Penh, was kidnapped

by six people who demanded $200,000 ransom. Four kidnappers were arrested later.

August 24: Lim Somnang, 19, and Keo Sothea, 41, were arrested at 10:30

am while fixing a telephone wire in Wat Koh precinct, Phnom Penh. Police said the

offenders, who worked for the Ministry of Post and Telecommunication, were accused

of stealing the telephone time for making overseas calls which they on-sold for $20

per 30 minutes.

August 25: A 28-year-old man was arrested at his house after he was accused

of raping a woman in Borei Keila precinct, Phnom Penh. Police said the arrest came

after Ouk Chan Vannak, a brother of the rapist, complained to the court that his

wife was raped ten times while he was away from home.

August 26: A 3-year-old boy was found floating in the early morning under

a house on a lake in Prek Tanou village, Mean Chey district, Phnom Penh. Sun, the

boy's father, told police his son slid into the water and drowned while asleep.

August 26: The body of a 36-year-old man, Teng Yoeun, was lifted out of

the water after he was found floating at 10:30 am in a river downstream of Kampong

Thom. The reason was unknown, however, police said the victim, who was married with

two children, might have drowned while getting water for his wife to cook with.

August 26: Hieng Sreikun, 26, was sent to hospital after her face was cut

and injured at 9:30 am at a beer shop in Phoum Ti Mouy, Steung Sen district, Kampong

Thom. Police said the victim, a beer seller, was hit three times with a knife by

a girl, Veun Ny, 21, who was angry that the victim was in love with her boyfriend.

Ny escaped after the incident.

August 27: Hing Sal, 50, and Ung Lan, 48, a couple, were drowned at noon

while they were on a boat to cut water convolvulus (trakuan) in a lake in Daun Sar

village, Kien Svay district, Kandal. Police said the boat was overturned and sank

during a storm.

August 27: A 22-year-old man, Ia Un, was sent to Preah Norodom hospital

after he was seriously injured while helping with a rice harvest at noon in Ksoak

village, Prey Veng province. Police said the victim, a farmer, was pulled into a

rice milling machine, and his penis was stripped liked a peeled banana.

August 29: Noeu Tan, 24, was robbed of her jewelry at 3:00 am while asleep

in Mondul Mouy village, Mitapheap district, Sihanoukville. Police said the victim

had a knife held to her neck and then her face was cut by three people who stole

a five chi gold necklace and three hun of gold earrings. The robbers, Lonh Lorth,

25, from Kampong Thom, Hong Sokchea, 19, from Koh Kong, and Keo Sok Taim, 25, were

arrested after the victim asked for help.


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