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Police Blotter: 11 Nov 2008

Police Blotter: 11 Nov 2008



Three men robbed a smoked-fish seller in Kampong Cham's Chba Ampouv commune, stealing a necklace from the victim. The three men used a long blade to threaten her. The next day two suspects, Thoeun Yun, 18, and Suon Theara, 18, were arrested. The police are still hunting for the third perpetrator. 



A 19-year-old woman was raped by 10 men returning home after a Kathen march with her friend in Chhouk district, Kampot province. The two girls were ambushed by a group of 10. They caught the victim and dragged her into a nearby bush and raped her one by one. Her friend managed to escape and inform the police. Unfortunately, when the police arrived, the perpetrators had escaped. The police said they will hunt for the boys.



Villagers found a body floating in a sewer in Meanchey district in Phnom Penh 7:45am on Sunday. During an examination of the body, police inferred that the man was murdered. The identity of the victim is unknown. The body was taken to Sansam Kosal pagoda to be cremated. The police are investigating and asking people if they have a missing family member.



Hoeur Uk, 33,  was stabbed in the heart after complaining that a drunk man was making too much noise on Saturday. Hoeur UK rents an apartment in Phsar Chas commune, Daun Penh district in Phnom Penh. The suspect, named Veng, 29, escaped. He lives in Boeung Kork area in Srah Chork district. The victim was taken to Calmette Hospital.



Mel Thy, 45, living in Kampong Cham's So Tip commune, was arrested by police after he became drunk and cut the owner of the house where he was living. Mel Thy had been staying with the Tuoch To, 46, for five months, because he had no place to live after divorcing his wife. Mel Thy said Tuoch To punched him on the knee, then because he was hurt and angry, he cut the victim. Mel Thy was sent to the provincial court, and the victim was taken to the provincial hospital by his wife and kids.



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