Police Blotter: 13 July 2007

Police Blotter: 13 July 2007

JULY 1: Heang Burn, 48, was found dead at 6:45pm nearby his motorbike in Kampong

Por village, Kandal province. Burn had been chopped five times with a cleaver. Police

suspected revenge attack was the motivation of the killing because his bike, mobilephone

and 80,000 riel were not stolen.

JULY 1: Ky Sovady, 18, a student at the University of Science and Health,

died at Calmette Hospital after he was shot at midnight in Monorom commune, Phnom

Penh. A witness said an unknown man shot Sovady in the chest with a handgun while

driving home in a car from a local restaurant where he ate and drank with four other

friends. Witnesses said the gunman escaped on a motorbike but the reason of the killing

remains unknown.

JULY 2: Yan Sokha, 26, a motorbike taxi driver, was knifed and severely injured

during an afternoon robbery in Chom Chao commune, on the outskirts of Phnom Penh.

A witness said an unknown man posing as a passenger, ordered Sokha to stop then chopped

him in the head with a cleaver but escaped empty-handed after Sokha shouted for help

to capture the thief.

JULY 2: Police are looking for Thea Ry, 33, who escaped after torturing his

wife, Sok Ra, 32, to death during an argument at 11:30am in Kan Dek village, Oddar

Meanchey province. Police said Ry beat his wife to death with a stick after returning

home from a nearby shop where he had been drinking heavily since the early morning.

JULY 3: The body of a 28-year-old man, Pang Aun, 28, was found hanged from

the roof of his wooden house at 7:30am in Rong Chak village, on the outskirts of

Phnom Penh. Maing Thirith, 24, told police that her husband committed suicide because

he had been fighting a long illness. Thirith said Aun recently told her that he didn't

want to stay alive because he was poor.

JULY 4: Heng Yutha, 19, was arrested by police after injuring Pen Chantha,

21, during a nighttime robbery in Sras Chak commune, Phnom Penh. Police said Yutha

chopped Chantha three times with a cleaver while he was trying to stop him stealing

a mobile phone in his house. Chantha was taken to Calmette Hospital for medical treatment.

JULY 4: The body of a 49-year -old man Chhen Hong, was found at 6pm at a canal

in Kampong Teuk village, Battambang province. A neighbor told police two people Turm

Seng, 30, and Veat Wey, 30, committed the murder because Hong recently accused Wey

of having an affair with his wife. Police are looking for the two suspects who escaped

after the killing.

JULY 4: Meath Poch, 32, was taken to hospital after she attempted suicide

at 7:30pm in Prey Khneas village, Prey Veng province. Police said the woman died

later as she drank insecticide after her husband did not let her go gamble at a neighbor's

house in the early evening.

JULY 5: The body of a 40-year-old man, Ou Sopheak, was found hanging from

the roof of his wooden house in the early morning in Boeng Salang commune, Phnom

Penh. Police said Sopheak, who worked as a policeman, committed suicide after his

wife complained to the court and asked for a divorce.

JULY 5: Khay Dalin, 22, was sent to Calmette Hospital for surgery after two

gunmen shot her at midnight when she was in a car with American, Michael Slabaugh,

43, who was also wounded in his arm while driving down Russian Federation Boulevard

in Tuol Kork district, Phnom Penh. A bystander told police the shooting happened

after the car collided with a motorbike driven by two men. The bystander said that

after the accident, the two unknown men tailed the car from behind and opened gunfire

at it. Unfortunately three bullets entered the waist of Dalin.

JULY 5: Man Vy, 23, was arrested by police after committing violence immediately

after an argument in Ta Soun village, Banteay Meanchey province. Police said Vy stabbed

his friend Kheang Narith, 24, three times in the chest and in the back with a knife

after he was beaten three times on the face.

JULY 5: Provincial court sentenced Surn Seang, 17, to 15 years in prison after

being charged of a murder in Boeng Tim village, Battambang province. The presiding

judge, Ky Rithy, said Seang killed a girl, Laut Chanthoun, 19, on March 8. Rithy

said Seang chopped Chanthoun many times with a heavy knife after he attempted to

rape her while she was fishing at a lake.

JULY 6: Tharith, 29, was arrested after killing Keo Bunthoeun, 26, during

a drinking session at 6:15pm at a wine shop in Ti Mouy village, Kampong Chhnang province.

Police said Tharith stabbed Bunthoeun in the underarm with a knife then tried to

escape. A bystander said Tharith was angry after Bunthoeun punched him twice on the

face while they were drunk.

JULY 6: Khat Routh, 20, was sentenced to five years in Prey Sor prison after

Phnom Penh court charged him with a robbery he committed the previous year in Psar

Doeumkor commune, Phnom Penh. The presiding judge Nhean Sovan said at the hearing

that Routh was arrested on August 28, when he organized with his accomplice, who

escaped, the stealing of a mobile phone from a passerby.

JULY 7: The body of a 36-year-old woman, Prak Un, was found at 6:30am in front

of her house in Thmey village, Kampong Chhnang province. Police came to examine the

body and said the woman had been chopped five times with a heavy knife. Police said

someone killed her while she was walking home from a nearby shop where she ate beef

soup the previous night.

JULY 7: A couple of gold vendors, Chea Saran, 48, and Lim Sina, 45, were robbed

while parking a car in front of their house in Boeng Keng Kang 3 commune. They were

returning from Psar Thmey market where they work everyday. Saran said four robbers

knocked his wife down on the head with a steel bar while leaving the car and walking

home. Saran said he was stabbed in the arm with a knife as he was trying to resist

the attackers who then escaped on two motorbikes after stealing a jewelry bag and

some cash amounting to $70,000.

JULY 8: A 30-year-old unidentified naked woman was found dead at Kim Hong

2 guesthouse in Psar Thmey 2 commune, Phnom Penh. Police said the woman was murdered

with a cleaver and her neck had been strangled with a rope. Police suspected a man

who came with the woman the previous night killed her because the guesthouse's owner

said he escaped early morning.

JULY 8: Three people escaped after killing Long Vy, 25, at midnight in front

of his house in Ta Meas village, Kampong Cham province. His wife told police one

of the three chopped her husband to death with a heavy knife while he was returning

home from a wine shop where he drank and ate dog meat in the early evening. The motivation

of the killing was not known.


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