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Police Blotter: 10 november 2000

Police Blotter: 10 november 2000



October 26: Seng Sida, 34, a brothel owner, was found dead at her house

at 8:30 am in Tonle Bassac commune, Chamcarmon, Phnom Penh. Police said the victim,

who was married with three sons, possibly killed herself with poison because two

bottles of insecticide were found near the body. The victim's husband said his wife

killed herself after her lover stole some money from her.


October 26: Tid Saphan, 35, a technician from National Radio of Cambodia,

was electrocuted at 7:20 pm on 61 Street in Wat Phnom Commune, Phnom Penh. A witness

said the victim climbed up a post to fix an electric wire, but he fell after being

shocked. The victim died after being sent to a hospital with severe head injuries.

October 26: A 39-year-old man, Vey Ith, was found dead in a forest in Mondul

1 precinct, Mitapheap district, Sihanoukville. After investigation, police said the

victim, a moto-taxi driver, was chopped several times on the face and neck with an

ax. Police guess robbery was the motive for the killing.

October 26: Chheang Khiet, 39, a disabled person, was arrested in connection

with a rape he is accused of committing two months earlier in Chheu Tial village,

Malai district, Banteay Meanchey province. Police said the capture came after Kuot

Ly, 42, second wife of Khiet and mother of the victim, complained that Khiet raped

her 14-year-old daughter three times.

October 26: Sam Sokhom, 26, died in hospital in Kampong Speu province after

he was shot during a quarrel at midnight in Tbeng Khpus village, Samaki Meanchey

district, Kampong Chhnang. Police said the victim was shot with an AK-47 by Ly Hokveng,

30, who became angry after the victim intervened in a fight between Hokveng and his

wife. Hokveng is at large.

October 27: Chhim Sithan, 40, a moto-taxi driver, was sent to Preah Kosamak

hospital immediately after he suddenly lost consciousness at 5 am on 516 Street in

Boeng Kak 1 precinct, Toul Kok district, Phnom Penh. Doctors said the victim had

been drugged with sleeping pills by two unidentified men who took his bike after

he was persuaded to drink beer with them at a karaoke bar.

October 27: Nguyen Than Hai, 29, and Feung Thanh Hong, 32, were beaten

and injured at 11:30 pm while returning from drinking wine in Psah Depot 3 precinct,

Toul Kok district, Phnom Penh. Police said the victims, who are car mechanics, were

attacked by four people who stole their motorbike. One of the four robbers, Pin Srey

Aun, 38, was arrested hiding in a house nearby.

October 27: Try Bunly was found dead under a brothel in Phoum Thmei, Mitapheap

district, Sihanoukville. Police said the victim was electrocuted while trying to

escape from a quarrel after drinking wine in a coffee shop nearby. Police said brothels

often electrify their perimeters to prevent their prostitutes from escaping.

October 28: A couple, Priep Somala, 41, and Nguon Vandara, were severely

injured in a robbery at 8:15 pm while riding a motorbike in Ti Bei village, Kampong

Cham. Police said the victims, who own a pharmacy, were hit with a long stick by

three robbers who attempted to steal their motorbike. One of three robbers, Chon

Vann, 23, was arrested immediately and nearly beaten to death.

October 29: Iep King, 38, a taxi-driver, was gunned down in a quarrel at

7:20 pm while he was in a car parking in Psah Thmei 2 precinct, Daun Penh district,

Phnom Penh. Police said the victim, who came from Leap Tong village in Kampong Thom

province, was shot dead instantly with a handgun by four gangsters who were arguing

with another man at the time.

October 29: Nay Sieng, 44, was shot dead and a bodyguard, Bun Ron, was

seriously wounded at 7:45 pm while driving in Sala Krao precinct, Sisophon district,

Banteay Meanchey. Police said Sieng, a policeman, was shot three times with an AK-47

by a group of people who attempted to rob him.

October 29: A couple, Saing Ruoth, 91, and Mom Ing, 68, were gunned down

at 8:15 pm in a house in Daim Spey village, Battambang. Police said the victims were

shot with an AK-47 by their 31-year-old son-in-law, Tid Mony. Police said revenge

was the suspected motive for the killing as the criminal had just separated from

his wife.

October 30: The body of a 23-year-old woman, Ny, was found hanging at 6:10

pm at a guest-house in Chaktomuk commune, Phnom Penh. After inspection, police said

the victim, who was married to an Australian, possibly killed herself because she

was not allowed to see her son after she developed a relationship with a Belgian


October 30: Chhoeun Ketia, 29, was shot and severely wounded at 11:30 pm

while parking a motorbike on the sidewalk to urinate after returning from a Karaoke

shop on 107 Street in Veal Preah Sre precinct, Takmau district, Kandal. Police said

the victim was shot once with a K-59 handgun and died later in Calmette hospital.

Two criminals escaped with his motorcycle.

October 30: Pok Socheat, 21, was stabbed to death in a quarrel at midnight

in Chong Kaosou village, Siem Reap. A provincial police official, Sok Saroeun, said

the victim was repeatedly stabbed in his chest and left shoulder by Chhuos Chhoeun,

21, and Chhuos Teo, who had became angry because the victim intervened in a dispute.

October 31: A 13-year-old teenage girl was raped at 9 am at her home in

Prek Raing village, Takhmau district, Kandal. Duop Mom, mother of the victim, told

police that her daughter was threatened by a knife-wielding man named Thy who promised

to pay some money after having sex with her. Thy, who already has two wives, escaped

after the victim's mother arrived.

October 31: A 20-year-old student, Phuon Routanak, was shot dead at 9:50

pm while buying a cigarette in front of a house in the provincial capital of Battambang.

Police said the victim was shot once in the heart with an AK-47 and died instantly.

Police said revenge was suspected as the motive for the killing as the victim's watch

and jewelry were not stolen.

November 1: Kim Sung Yong, 40, a Korean, was robbed of her car while parked

in front of her guest house on 384 Street in Toul Svay Prey 2 precinct, Chamcarmon

district, Phnom Penh. Police said the victim, who is an employee of Save the Children,

had a handgun aimed at her temple and was pushed out of the car by three robbers.

November 1: Yong Poeu, 25, was chopped and severely injured during a morning

robbery in Kampoy Roy village, Phnom Sruoch district, Kampong Speu. Police said the

victim, a moto-taxi driver, was chopped once on the neck with an ax by his passenger,

Meas San, 25, who attempted to steal his bike while Poeu had parked to urinate. The

robber was later arrested.

November 1: Don Ran, 26, was shot dead with an AK-47 in a quarrel at 6:30

am at his house in Traing village, Kom Rieng district, Battambang. Police said the

victim was shot repeatedly in the throat and chest by a border policeman named Chhun

Touch, who became angry after Ran criticized and belittled him over an unpaid debt.

Touch fled over the border to Thailand.

November 2: Puth Vanly, 29, was sent to Calmette hospital after he was

shot and seriously wounded at 9 pm while riding a motorbike on 114 Street in Psah

Thmei 1 precinct, Phnom Penh. Police said the victim was shot in the chest with a

K-59 handgun because he refused to give his bike to three robbers on a motorcycle.

The robbers escaped.

November 4: Yu Vannara, 16, was arrested for a rape he was accused of committing

one month earlier in Chamcarmon district, Phnom Penh. Police said the prisoner, a

pupil at Tuon Fa school, is accused of raping Chak Riya while she was visiting in

Kep Thmei village, Kien Svay district, Kandal province.

November 5: Eleven youths drowned in a river at 10 am in Kampong Basrey

village, Preah Sdech district, Prey Veng. Police said the victims drowned after the

boat they were on traveling to a Kathan ceremony at Chan Tearam pagoda. A five-year-old

girl, Srey Neang, survived the sinking.

November 5: Heng Sambat, 29, was sent to Calmette hospital after he accidentally

shot himself once in the chest at 10:30 pm while sitting in a garden in Takmau. Police

said the victim, a provincial military police, was drunk and shot himself with his

K-59 handgun while waving the gun at some children who belittled him as a drunkard.

November 6: Long Meth, 54, a marketing director of Ara cigarette company,

was robbed of US$60,000 at 9:20 am while passing the money to his two colleagues

waiting in a car on 140 Street in Monorom commune, Phnom Penh. Police said two unidentified

gunmen on a motorbike robbed Meth of the money while he was bringing it to a bank.


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