Police Blotter: 14 Jan 2009

Police Blotter: 14 Jan 2009

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THREE MEN DIE OVERTAKING TRUCK

Koeun Kuong, 22, Chhuon Kakada, 29 and Chun Cheat, 22, from Phnom Sruoch district died Friday after the motorbike they were riding ran into a truck that was coming in the other direction. The three men were trying to overtake another truck when they crashed.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

PIANO THIEF CAUGHT BY TRYING TO PAWN

Chamkarmon police arrested El Tith, 22, on Friday after he and two of his friends stole a piano from Nary Phnom Meas Restaurant. He was arrested in response to a complaint by Buth Bunnarith, 49, who found the suspect trying to sell the piano at a music instrument shop. The police are hunting for the other two who had escaped.  
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

SOLDIER SHOOTS MAN IN THE CALF

lThe police arrested a soldier from Brigade 70 after he shot a man in the calf. Kong Sararith, 43, shot an unidentified man after the victim hit Kong Sararith's son on the head and drove away on a motorbike. The soldier chased the victim and called him to stop, but when the victim did not stop, he shot him.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

BODY OF FATHER AND SON FOUND IN LAKE

Father and son Seng Ya, 39, and San Sothea, 7, died after their boat sank while they were fishing in Boeung Chhouk lake in Phnom Penh's Meanchey district on Friday. The bodies were missing overnight and were found the next evening. The cause of the sinking is not known.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

SOKIMEX GAS THIEVES ARRESTED

Sim Khle, 21, who works at a Sokimex gas station, and Pen Sophanna, a 34-year-old moto taxi driver, were arrested on Sunday for allegedly stealing more than US$7,000 worth of fuel from the station over a long period of time. The manager said he had discovered the source of his missing petrol.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

MAN ARRESTED FOR KILLING GAY MAN

Police arrested Ya Yiv, 19, Monday for allegedly murdering a gay man and stealing his car, cell phone and some money this month. Ya Yiv said he had killed the victim by strangling him with a motorbike brake cord because the victim had raped him. The police said another three suspects in the killing were arrested immediately after the event had happened.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

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