Police Blotter: 02-March-2001

Police Blotter: 02-March-2001

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FEBRUARY 16: Or Nha, 25, was sent to Calmette hospital after being wounded

in a robbery at 1 pm in front of the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh. Police said the

victim, a student from Prek Raing village, Kampong Chhnang, was shot in the right

thigh and left shoulder by six people on two motorbikes, who then stole Nha's motorbike

and escaped.

FEBRUARY 16: Sok Chan, 25, was shot and wounded in a robbery while riding a motorbike

with his friend on National Road 5 in Boeng Chhouk village, Russei Keo district,

on the outskirts of Phnom Penh. Police said the victim was hit in the back after

stopping to wait for his friend who had fallen off.

FEBRUARY 16: Um Kimseng, 29, was beaten almost to death at 7:30 pm at Toul

Sangke market in Phnom Penh. Police said the victim was arrested and hit by passersby

after he was accused of stealing 137,000 R from a market vendor. Kimseng told police

that he was not the thief and that he had come to the market to buy a spare-part

for his car.

FEBRUARY 17: Five people died instantly and 57 others were injured in an accident

at 5 pm on National Road 4 in Ta Lath village, Phnom Srouch district, Kampong Speu.

Police said a truck carrying the victims to a Bon Phkar ceremony at Outapor Pagoda,

overturned and flipped five times when the driver lost control while driving fast.

The driver ran away.

FEBRUARY 17: Lay Pao, 42, was shot dead in a robbery while sitting in his

house in Prey Svay village, in the Provincial Capital of Prey Veng. Police said the

victim was hit four times with an AK-47 and died instantly while trying to fight

off three people who attempted to steal his property. One of the robbers, Hin Toeu,

43, was later arrested.

FEBRUARY 18: Van Man, 17, was killed while catching fish in Boeng Kak lake

in Srah Chak commune, Phnom Penh. Police said the victim was stabbed in the left

cheek and left nostril with a spear by Long Sarin Chhun Y, Saing Von, and Noun Sarak.

The suspects confessed that they committed the murder because Man had complained

that a dog accompanying the three had barked at him.

FEBRUARY 18: Alain Savarelli, 49, a French-Australian citizen, was sent to

Calmette hospital after an accident at 5 pm on National Road 3 in Teuk Thla village,

Dangkor district, outskirts. The victim, a popular Apsara TV host, was also robbed

of $2,000 after losing consciousness after his 250cc motorcycle hit a pothole while

he was returning from Kampot to Phnom Penh.

FEBRUARY 18: Hi Sing, 32, was found dead at 8:45 pm nearby his motorcycle

in front of Heng Tong Primary School in Takhmau village, in the Provincial Capital

of Kandal. Police said the victim had had his throat slit. Police suspect revenge

as the motive for the killing as Sing's bike and jewelry were not stolen.

FEBRUARY 18: Hou Liseak, 16, was shot and severely wounded while riding a

motorbike at 4 pm on the corner of 352 and 63 Streets in Boeng Keng Kang 1 precinct,

Chamcarmon district, Phnom Penh. Police said the victim, a pupil from Angkor Borey

Private School, was hit once in the chest with a handgun by three robbers who stole

his Yamaha Fresh motorbike.

FEBRUARY 18: Nou Kim Eng, 63, was axed and severely injured in a family quarrel

at 9:30 pm in O'Takorm 1 village in Battambang. Police said the victim was chopped

several times on the head, temple and neck by his 37-year-old son-in-law, Sok Aun.

Aun was apparently angered by Eng arguing with his wife about money.

FEBRUARY 19: Sao Nhel, 54, was shot to death in a robbery in Lum Pong village,

Bati district, Takeo. A neighbor reported to police that the victim, a farmer, was

hit six times with an AK-47 while trying to fight off seven to eight gunmen who attempted

to steal his property. The robbers, who were wearing only underwear, escaped after

authorities arrived.

FEBRUARY 19: Khao Lida, 20, was sent to a hospital after he was beaten and

injured in a quarrel at 7:30 am at a taxi park in Maung Russei district, Battambang.

Police said the victim, a taxi-driver, was hit with a wood beam by another taxi-driver,

Chhoeun Sopheap, 19, who was angry as Lida had tried to poach one of his passengers.

FEBRUARY 20: Hiep Vuthy, 32, a moto-taxi driver, was sent to Preah Kosamak

hospital after he was shot and severely wounded in a robbery at 4 am on 223 Street

in Psah Doeum Kor precinct, Toul Kok district, Phnom Penh. Police said the victim

was hit once in the mouth with a K-54 handgun by a passenger. The robber escaped

empty-handed.

FEBRUARY 20: A 4-year-old girl was raped at 10:30 am in Prek Eng village,

Kien Svay district, Kandal. Police said the child was brought into a banana field

and raped by a 51-year-old man, Meas Yoeun, who was arrested after the incident.

Yoeun confessed to police that he had molested the girl, but insisted that no penetration

had occurred.

FEBRUARY 20: A 47-year-old moto-taxi driver, Keo Navuth, was shot and severely

wounded in a robbery at 4 am while carrying two passengers on the corner of 253 and

210 Streets in Teuk Laak 3 precinct, Toul Kok district, Phnom Penh. Police said the

victim was hit once from behind with a K-54 handgun by the passengers after he asked

for help.

FEBRUARY 20: Saut Da, 38, was knifed and severely injured in a robbery at

6 pm in Srar Nal village, outside the town of Siem Reap. Police said the victim,

a moto-taxi driver, was stabbed seven times by his three passengers who attempted

to steal his bike after he was ordered to stop. The robbers, Pheap Lan, 20, Long

Thau, 21, and Long Tear, 19, were arrested.

FEBRUARY 21: Kao Somnang, 20, was shot and wounded at 11:05 am while leaving

Antarak Devy school by motorcycle in Boeng Kak 2 precinct, Phnom Penh. Police said

the victim was hit twice with a K-54 handgun after staring at Priep Samseksa, 19,

a son of Priep Tan, governor of Preah Vihear. Tan paid $400 to the victim's family

and begged them not to kill his son in revenge.

FEBRUARY 21: Hak Huy Eng, 29, was found dead under her bed in Doeum Chan village,

Mean Chey district, Phnom Penh. Police said the victim, wife of Pang Soeun, a body-guard

of the Senate President Samdech Chea Sim, had been strangled with an electrical wire

by unknown assailant who stole a five chi gold necklace and a pair of gold earrings.

FEBRUARY 21: Sok Se, 21, was knifed and seriously injured while he was on his

way home from a dance in Kday Chas village, Mouk Kampoul district, Kandal. Police

said the victim was chopped on the head by Heng Hien and Heng Hurn, whom he had argued

with in the early evening after Se allegedly stepped on their feet while dancing.

The assailants, were later arrested.

FEBRUARY 21: Hak Vansan, 42, was gunned down in Ti Pi village, Kroch Chmar

district, Kampong Cham. Police said the victim, a cow dealer, was shot in the abdo-men

with an AK-47 by an unknown assailant while investigating a barking dog outside his

house. Police suspected that revenge was the motive.

FEBRUARY 22: Son Chhoy, 48, was shot dead in a robbery in Trapaing Trayoeng

village, Bati district, Takeo. Police said the victim was hit in the chest by eight

to 10 offenders who attempted to steal his property. The robbers, wearing only underwear

and carrying AK-47s, were angry after Chhoy tried to leave his house and ask for

help. Two neighbors, Mok Chhuon, 58, and Tak On, 35, were also robbed of jewelry.

FEBRUARY 22: Un Hieng, 37, and two others, including a four-year-old boy, were

shot dead in a robbery at 9:45 pm in Steung Sgnuot village, Kampong Tralarch district,

Kampong Chhnang. Hieng was shot once and died instantly after she refused to give

jewelry to two offenders who had AK-47s. The other victims included Sam Sarym, 19,

a son of the victim. The child was unnamed. The robbers escaped with 600,000 R.

FEBRUARY 23: Eight suspected "underwear robbers" were arrested in

Traloak precinct and Neakavon pagoda in Phnom Penh. Criminal Police Department Deputy

Chief Lek Vannak said that two farmers in Bati district, were killed recently in

a robbery by the eight robbers who came from O Bei Chorn commune in Banteay Meanchey.

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