Police Blotter: 15 September, 2000

Police Blotter: 15 September, 2000



September 1: A 19-year-old man, Tuoch Samnang, found hanging from a mango

tree at 5:30 am in Lek Buon commune, Mitapheap district, Sihanoukville. Police said

the victim, a provincial market worker, possibly killed himself as he was despairing

of how to support his family.


September 2: Lai Ny, a masseuse, was chopped and seriously injured at 1:30

pm in Psah Thmei 2 precinct, Phnom Penh. Police said the victim was hit twice on

her neck and shoulder with a big knife by her 21-year-old boyfriend, Chea Thea, who

became angry after she refused to have sex with him just after he had applied a lotion

to his penis which he believed would allow him to have sex for extended periods.

The assailant was arrested.

September 2: Im Sopheak, 16, and Bin Mao, 17, were arrested at 10:30 am

while trying to escape after they robbed the Lim Hong dress shop on 128 Street in

Monorom commune, 7 January district, Phnom Penh. Police said the shop seller was

threatened with a plastic handgun and ordered to bag up 10 pairs of dresses and 10

pairs of shoes by the robbers, who came from Takeo province.

September 3: A 31-year-old pregnant woman, Ouch Bopha, was robbed at 8

am while cooking noodles in Koh Norea village, Mean Chey district, on the outskirts

of Phnom Penh. Police said the victim had suddenly lost consciousness after her hands

were tied behind her back and her face was covered with a krama by two robbers, who

stole five chi of gold from her bracelet.

September 3: Chrouk Lim, 50, a farmer, was arrested after he tried to rape

a woman in Lek Buon village, Koh Thom district, Kandal province. Police said Lim

was hit once from behind his head with a big knife by a 14-year-old girl, Kim Leang,

while he was attempting to rape the girl's 40-year-old widowed mother.

September 3: Heng Huy, 40, died after being seriously injured in an accident

at 8:30 am on National Road 4 in Roka Thom commune, Chbar Mon district, Kampong Speu.

Police said the victim was hit by a taxi while crossing the street. The taxi driver


September 4: Phieu Hun, 56, died instantly and another passenger was injured

in an accident at 7:30 am on Russian Federation Blvd in Chom Chao commune, Dangkor

district, on the outskirts of Phnom Penh. Police said the victims, who were on a

moto-remorque, were hit from behind by a Korean truck which was overtaking another

car. The truck's driver, Kao Theng, 51, was arrested.

September 4: Meung Roeun, 40, was chopped and seriously injured in a quarrel

at her house in Slab Ta Oan village, Kien Svay district, Kandal. Police said the

victim, who is a keeper for a tontine, was hit once on her chest with a big knife

by Aun Tuoch, 19, a vegetable seller, who was angry as he was not paid after he won

the tontine. The assailant was arrested after the incident.

September 5: Thung Thea, 24, was arrested at 5:15 pm while staying in a

guest-house in Tonle Bassac commune, Chamcarmon district, Phnom Penh for a murder

committed two months earlier. Police said Thea killed the person who stole his motorcycle

in Kampong Prasrey village, Preah Sdech district, Prey Veng.

September 5: Ban Borey, 22, a car mechanic, was arrested at 5 pm after

he raped a 15-year-old girl in Prek Ho village, Takhmau district, Kandal. Police

said the victim told police she had been raped six times during the previous four

days while staying in the rapist's house while looking for work.

September 6: Pong Sokha, 42, a businessman, was rescued after he was kidnapped

at 8:45 am in Dey Thmei village, Russei Keo district, on the outskirts of Phnom Penh.

Police said the victim was handcuffed and pushed into a Camry car by five people

who demanded $500,000 ransom. The kidnappers, Chap Sopheap, Sun Oung, Sek Nieth,

Ling Saran and Hok Poeu, who were wearing traffic police uniforms, were arrested


September 7: Khim Sokchea, a kidnapper, was arrested by criminal security

police at 5 pm after he was found hiding in a house in Psah Chas precinct, Phnom

Penh. Police said that Sek Ly Lin, 15, the son of a customs official, had been kidnapped

and killed after his father refused to pay $200,000 ransom to the kidnappers.

September 7: Two fake oil producers, Chea Chanmony, and Soeun, were freed

in the afternoon after they paid around $600 to $800 to the Phnom Penh court. A local

newspaper said the offenders were arrested after 129 containers of illegally produced

oil with the Shell brand on them were found in their houses.

September 7: Nuot Bunna, 23, was robbed of his motorbike while receiving

money from a passenger in Tonle Bassac commune, Chamcarmon district, Phnom Penh.

Police said the victim, a moto-taxi driver, was hit from behind his head and injured

by Prum Ly, 30, and Sok Sokhom, 25, who were arrested immediately. However, the victim's

motorbike was stolen by another robber.

September 7: Vorn Soklen, 21, was sent to Preah Sihanouk hospital with

massive injuries at 9:35 am after two pickpockets pushed her off her motorcycle on

Mao Tsetong Blvd in Tomnop Teuk precinct, Chamcarmon district, Phnom Penh. Police

said the pickpockets stole her three chi gold necklace.

September 7: Huot Srey Leung, 21, suffered acid burns at 2 pm in a guest-house

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

the victim, a girlfriend of Chak Sokhom, 29, from Mong Baraing village, Kampong Chhnang,

was attacked by Pa Ruotha, 26, who was angry that Leung had developed a relationship

with her husband.

September 8: Nuon Nath, 20, was killed by lightning in the evening in Setabo

village, Saang district, Kandal. Witnesses said the victim was struck and died instantly

while taking shelter under a big tree with five other people who were waiting for

a boat to cross the river to Phnom Penh.

September 9: Nhan Kimleang, 40, drowned at 9:30am while getting on a ferry

in Prek Takau village, Khsach Kandal district, Kandal province. Police said the victim

waded into the river about 40 meters from land after the boat's owner said he was

leaving. The victim's body has not been found but the boat has been seized by the


September 9: Four villagers were missing and 12 others were rescued after

a boat sank into the Mekong river at 10:30 am in Chroy Thmar village, Tbaung Khmum

district, Kampong Cham. Water traffic police said the boat was carrying 16 people

from Roka Thom village to Chroy Thmar pagoda.

September 10: A 20-year-old man, Hok Sokchheang, died instantly at 3 am

while he was on a boat with his father fishing in a tributary in Treuy Sla commune,

Saang district, Kandal. Police said the victims were hit by another fast-traveling

boat which was smuggling gasoline from Vietnam.

September 10: Mieu An, 50, died after being sent to Samdech Euv hospital

after he was found with a serious cut to his neck at 7 am at his house in Sam Rong

village, Kang Meas district, Kampong Cham. Police said the victim, who was married

with six children, tried to kill himself with a knife as he was in despair after

his family broke up.

September 11: Kim Sovan, 23, was arrested at 2:45 pm after he was found

hiding in a house in Toul Svay Prey 2 precinct, Chamcarmon district, Phnom Penh.

Police said Sovan was shot and wounded in the stomach during an exchange of gunfire

with authorities after he stole a motorcycle. An accomplice, Neang Tuoch, 31, was

arrested at the same time.


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