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Police Blotter: 18 August 2008

Police Blotter: 18 August 2008


An 18 -year-old virgin has been rescued from a room in Sok Leap guesthouse in Tbong Khmum district, Kampong Cham at 11:30pm on Wednesday. The girl was tricked into entering the hotel room by her female cousin, Mout Srey Mao, who planned to sell her to an old man for US$500. Chak Sok Kay, the district police officer, said he received a complaint from the girl's grandmother that the girl was being held captive at the guesthouse. The girl has made a report against her cousin, who has been arrested and is awaiting punishment.


Pich Soeun, a high-ranking police officer from Kampong Speu, was robbed with a fake gun on his way from work at around 5:30pm on Wednesday. Pich Soeun's motorbike was stolen after four unidentified men on two motorbikes blocked his way. The robbers fired their fake gun three times and this frightened Pich Soeun enough to hand over his prized possession. He was not injured. Police are trying to hunt the robbers.


Chan Ty, a 24-year-old Chinese student, died after being struck by lightning at 4:35pm on Thursday. Chan Ty was enjoying a quiet moment with her male friends under a coconut tree in front of the Royal Palace when she was struck by lightning.  A witness said that her male friends ran away when the woman was struck. Chan Ty's body is being kept at Ounalom pagoda.


Meng Chandeoun, 27, from Kandal province, is dead after he fell into a cement-mixing machine on Thursday in Sangkat Chhruoy Changva, Khan Russey Keo. Witnesses have said that Meng Chandeoun was trying to clean the machine when he fell into it. Meng Chandeoun was pronounced dead on arrival at Calmette hospital.


The wife and daughter of a senior Fisheries Department offical were robbed at gunpoint at 3:30pm on Wednesday at house number 17, Street 291 in Toul Kok district. The gun-wielding thieves stole the women's jewellery and phones, valued at approximately US$20,000, after the women parked their car in front of the house. The women were not injured in the robbery.


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