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Police Blotter: 20 March 2009

Police Blotter: 20 March 2009



Chea Vuthy, 22, from Pursat province, and Chheun Ratha, 23, from Kampong Chhnang, were arrested Tuesday by police in Phnom Penh Thmey village and commune, Sen Sok district, Phnom Penh, on suspicion that they were planning to rob a villager who had recently sold some land. Villagers alerted police, who arrested the men and seized a handgun belonging to a third robber, identified as Morn, 28, who is believed to have masterminded the plot.


Chhuong Chhuot, 35, was severely injured on Tuesday when he stepped on a land mine in Norng Chan village, Ou Bei Choan commune, Ou Chrov district, Banteay Meanchey province, while collecting wood in a forest with two companions who were uninjured by the blast. Local police said the land mine was an old one left over from the civil war period.


Soeun Nimul, 9, from Ta Lour village, Cheung Kriev commune, Rolea B'ear district, Kampong Chhnang province, was stabbed and strangled on Tuesday by an older woman trying to steal her earrings. She lost consciousness and the robber, identified as Cheam Vannang, 19, thought she was dead. Soeun Nimul crawled back to her village, where family members took her to an area hospital. Her attacker remains on the run.


Police in Boeung Keng Kang 2 commune on Wednesday discovered the body of a Myanmar national in his house on Street 310, Chamkarmon district, Phnom Penh. The deceased, identified as Min Din, 48, was thought to have died of an unspecified illness, as no injuries were found on the body. Police said the man had been in Cambodia only five days and was staying at the house with a friend, Ko Ko Nang, who works in Phnom Penh.


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