Police Blotter: 18 October, 1996

Police Blotter: 18 October, 1996

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Sept 30: Three teenage boys were arrested in Deum Kor market after they

snatched money from a woman's pocket. Chet Mabb, 15, Satt Sina, 15, Koe Peah, 17,

said they had parents but were very poor. All three had previously spent time at

a Youth Rehabiliation center.

 

Oct 1: Thuon Sotha, 40, was found dead in the water of his flooded Phnom

Penh house. His neighbor said Sotha had been drinking before he died.

Oct 1: Sok Tean, 67, was found dead in the morning in front of her house

in Sleng Rorlinh, Russey Keo district, Phnom Penh. Neighbors said they saw three

men arrive by motorbike at victim's house the previous night. Police said Tean had

been hit behind the head with an ax during a robbery.

Oct 2: A staffer at T3 prison, Yin Sovann, was arrested after he received

$1,100 from a prisoner's wife, in exchange for giving the prisoner, Chuong Vuthy,

a handgun, an iron saw and length of wire. Vuthy was known widely as a dangerous

kidnapper.

Oct 3: A house owner in Russey Keo district, Sem Koeun, 28, was arrested

after he tried to rape a thirteen year -old girl, one of three people who rented

his house. Koeun, who lives with his wife and two of his children, confessed he wanted

to rape the girl but was not successful.

Oct 3: The brother-in-law of the owner of Thmada restaurant was killed

by electric shock while working to rewire the restaurant. A witness said a naked

wire had caught on an iron door.

Oct 4: An unidentified man was found unconscious in a garden near the National

Assembly and was taken to Calmette hospital. Doctors said he had been poisoned, and

police said he'd been robbed of his motorcycle.

Oct 4: Sann Didy, was arrested driving a new car along a street in Phnom

Penh, following the Sept 22 robbery of 90 domlung of gold, 900,000 riels, and $70,000

from Song Nam exchange shop in Sept

22. Didy confessed he used the money to buy a car.

Oct 5: A Vietnamese man Ngieng Vykhov, 40, one of Didy's accomplices, was

arrested after Didy answered police questions following his own arrest the previous

day. Vykhov said the $1,000 he received from his gang was used to send his wife back

to Vietnam.

Oct 5: Vy, 35, was shot and injured in her right cheek after she saw three

thieves trying to enter her neighbor's house at 3am, and shouted that they be caught.

Tuol Kork police arrived later and found a trunk of vehicle tools and a box full

of bullets, but did not catch any of the thieves.

Oct 6: Sok Chamreun, 27, was arrested at a security check point on Stung

Meanchey bridge, Phnom Penh, after he tried escaping on foot away from the stolen

motorbike he was driving. Police confiscated the bike.

Oct 6: Local police in Russey Keo district caught four men who twice stole

wood from a local timber mill. Tith Song, 34, Sem Siborn, 30, Doeun Cheung, 19, Kroch

Yonsaroeun, 25, confessed they stole the boards and then sold them to another wood

dealer nearby.

Oct 7: Meach Morn, 56, was found dead in flood water near Thunmon pagoda,

Sa'ang district, Kandal. His wife, Tieng Chiet, 35, said her husband was wearing

only shorts, had no money with him, and never had any quarrel with his neighbors.

Police said Morn had been hit with a wooded stick on the eyes and said it was from

revenge.

Oct 8: A moto taxi driver, Nuon Chitra, 37, was stabbed three times by

his customer at a corner of Streets 47 and 80, at 2:30 am. He was taken to Calmette

hospital by local police, the robber disappeared and victim's motorcycle was kept

by police.

Oct 8: Tim Sokha, 31, was robbed his C-100 motorbike as he was driving

slowly along a busy street with his baby in his arms, near the corner of Street 137

and 164. Sokha said he was caught by the hand from one man, while a second man pointed

a K54 handgun at him.

Oct 8: Two boys from Phnom Penh drowned in the Tonle Bati lake. Authorities

said Sin Channa, 18, and Pov Samnang, 13, neither of whom could swim, sank after

they slid from their inner tube. The bodies were cremated in Onnalorm pagoda, Phnom

Penh.

Oct 9: A porter Lon Sophal, 36, was badly injured in the chest falling

forward onto the mirror he was carrying, near Tonle Sap restaurant.

He died later at Calmette hospital.

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