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Police Blotter: 11 May 2009

Police Blotter: 11 May 2009

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Ty Vantheit,15, was shot dead by Phnom Penh police during a raid on a property of 12 men suspected of being involved in a string of robberies in  Beoung Kak 2 commune, Tuol Kork district, Phnom Penh. Police had a warrant for one of the men, Sam Ratha, 26, who was arrested at the scene.


Six men were severely wounded during a clash between two rival gangs at a dance party Friday in Boeung Tumlorb village, Vor Sar commune, Samraong Tong district, Kampong Speu province. The victims were attacked by five men who later returned to the scene of the fight with 20 others and fired several shots from a firearm into the air. No arrests have been made.

Man arrested for suspected rape

Veth Srun, 21, was arrested by police on May 4 on suspicion of raping a 13-year-old girl in Kbal Mous village, Mong commune, Mong Russei district, Battambang province. The arrest was made after the victim's parents reported the incident to police on Friday.


A moto-taxi driver was robbed and killed on Thursday in Or Chamneuk village, Ta Sda commune, Sampov Loun district, Battambang province. The attacker evaded authorities after cutting the victim's throat and fleeing into the woods. The victim was 35-year-old Noy Nang.


A group of security guards are suspected of beating a man, Ton Rathana, unconscious after he parked his motorbike in a forbidden place on Friday. The incident occurred at a small market in Tuol Svayprey commune, Chamkarmon district, Phnom Penh.


Van Yeth, 29, was reportedly beaten by Phnom Penh police Friday after he was stopped for driving a vehicle with no registration plates. The conflict erupted when police fined the man 9,000 riels (US$2.25), but failed to return change from US$10. The victim is threatening legal action after the incident, which occurred on Russian Boulevard, Sen Sok district, Phnom Penh.


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