Police Blotter: 13 April, 2001

Police Blotter: 13 April, 2001

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APRIL 2: Nan Sopheak, 20, a moto-taxi driver, was axed and severely injured

at 3:30 pm while carrying two passengers in Kbal Spian village, Banteay Meanchey.

District Justice Police Deputy Chief Long Loeum said the victim was chopped four

times by the passengers who stole his bike. Oeun, 35, one of the two robbers, was

arrested and beaten to death. 

APRIL 2: Four moto-taxi drivers, Sun Savuth, 31, Wa Som Or, 33, Prum Aun,

28, and Nguon Sopheak, 24, were arrested at 7:15 am at the Pochentong railway station

in Par Prak village, Dangkor district, on the outskirts of Phnom Penh. Police said

the arrest came after a passenger, from Battambang province, complained to security

guards that the four had robbed her of 6,000 riel.

APRIL 2: Yeng Yin, 22, was found dead at 4 am on a footpath next to National

Road 4 about 50 meters from a dance hall in Chomkar Chek village, Phnom Sruoch district,

Kampong Speu. Police say the victim was possibly beaten from behind with the back

of an ax and chopped once after returning from a dance. Revenge was the suspected

motive.

APRIL 2: Yugo Yato, 30, a Japanese national, was robbed at 7:50 pm in front

of Preah Domnak in Mitapheap district, Sihanouk-ville. Police said the victim was

pushed down from a moto-taxi driven by Kin Hoeun, an accomplice of two robbers, who

then escaped with $100, Y3,000, a passport, one credit card and an airline ticket.

Kin Hoeun was arrested.

APRIL 2: Dam Yieng, 37, was gunned down at 5pm in O Takrouy village, Ban

Long district, Ratanakiri. Provincial Criminal Police Office Chief Chea Bunthoeun

said the victim was shot once in the left breast with an AK-47 by her estranged husband,

Ahnoch Savoeuk, 40, who was angry after she had attempted to end her relationship

with him. Savoeuk killed himself after shooting Yieng.

APRIL 3: Khieu Phiroeun, 23, was knifed and severely injured at midnight

while riding on a moto-taxi in Boeng Keng Kang 2 precinct, Phnom Penh. Police said

the victim was pushed down and beaten on the head with long sticks and his throat

was cut by a group of gangsters who attempted to steal his money. Chhun Vannara,

18, one of the gangsters, was arrested.

APRIL 3: A 22-year-old woman, Poeu Thida, was sent to Preah Kossamak hospital

for treatment after she swallowed 30 tablets of Paracetamol at 8:30 am in Teuk Laak

2 precinct, Toul Kok district, Phnom Penh. Police said Thida attempted to kill herself

after a neighbor demanded that she replace a large knife that she had borrowed and

then lost.

APRIL 3: Tien Sry, 17, a pupil from Steung Meanchey Primary School, was

electrocuted at 10:50 pm while attempting to steal chickens from a chicken coop in

Russei village, Meanchey district, Phnom Penh. Ros Sovan, 47, the chicken coop's

owner and also a military lawyer, told police that he had electrified the cage as

recently many of his chickens had been stolen.

APRIL 3: Noeu Mok, 51, was axed and severely injured in a land dispute

at 6:30 am in Sra Lop village, Thbaung Khmum district, Kampong Cham. Police said

the victim was chopped four times by Yan Kimhean, who became angry after he was ordered

to stop plowing a rice field that was not his. Kimhean was also chopped once in the

head.

APRIL 3: Four people were killed in a fire at 4:30 am at the Serey Pheap

guest-house in Preah Ponlia village, Serey Sophorn district, Banteay Meanchey. Provincial

Intervention Police Chief Mok Pito said the fire was possibly started from the votive

candle of Ram Sai Pandey, an Indian national who was also killed in the fire.

APRIL 4: Sao Phally, 35, a military police officer from the Ministry of

Interior, was shot and wounded at midnight at a karaoke shop in Boeng Kak 2 precinct,

Phnom Penh. Police said the victim was hit with a bullet fired from an AK-47 by six

policemen after Phally and his friends destroyed some glasses and tried to escape

without paying for their drinks.

APRIL 4: A 30-year-old unidentified man died instantly in an accident at

7:30 am while riding a motorcycle when carrying four cans of alcohol on National

Road 6A in Kien Khlaing village, Russei Keo district, Phnom Penh. Police said the

victim, a wine distributor from Rokar Korng village, Kandal province, was hit by

a taxi while overtaking a truck.

APRIL 4: Yim Vanna was knifed and severely injured while wooing a girl

at a dance at midnight in Kien Khlaing village, Russei Keo district, Phnom Penh.

Police said that Vanna, a popular singer from Hong Neak restaurant, was stabbed twice

in the stomach and the right thigh by Chea Noeng, 30, who was angry as Vanna tried

to woo his wife. Him Savey, a friend of the victim, was also stabbed once in the

waist and severely injured.

APRIL 4: Sum Chhumbon, 40, an official from the Cambodian Royal Academy,

was arrested in connection with a murder that had occurred one week earlier. Police

said that Loeung Chanthan, 21, who was a singer and a girlfriend of Chhunbon, was

killed, her body put in a bag and dropped into a river in Prek Treng village, Saang

district, Kandal.

APRIL 5: Dho Daing Loan, 34, a Vietnamese businessman, was robbed at 2:30

am while asleep at the Dara Thmei guest house in Wat Phnom precinct, Phnom Penh.

The victim reported to police after he was released about 11 kilometers from the

city that he was pushed into a car by five people who then stole his US$5,400, his

passport and a Motorola hand phone.

APRIL 6: The body of a 42-year-old man, Pen Huon, was found hanging from

a mango tree at 6 am at Moniram pagoda in Tonle Bassac commune, Phnom Penh. Police

said the victim, a car driver from the Ministry of Public Works and Transport, had

possibly committed suicide after learning he was HIV positive. A positive HIV blood

test result was found in Huon's pocket.

APRIL 6: A two-year-old boy, Ly Kimheng, died instantly in an accident

at 9:50 am on 102 Street in Wat Phnom precinct, Phnom Penh. Police said the victim

was hit by a Landcruiser while crossing the street. The driver was arrested.

APRIL 6: Chon Van, 23, a convict, was reportedly freed after his family

paid US$1,500 to the Provincial Court of Kampong Cham. Rasmei Kampuchea newspaper

said that Van was arrested and beaten nearly to death in October last year by householders

and he was handed over to authorities after he attempted to steal a motorbike in

Ti Bei village.

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