Police Blotter: 21 Oct 2008

Police Blotter: 21 Oct 2008

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HOUSE BURGLARY IN KAMPONG CHAM

Nheb Sophy, 54, was shot dead and his wife Phan Saman, 50, was severely injured when a group of four men broke into their family home in Chork village and commune, Ou Reagn Ov district, Kampong Cham province at 11pm Saturday. According to the police, the thieves stole a suitcase of clothes, a cellphone and a platinum ring. The police have no leads on the identity of the thieves.

KOH SANTEPHEAP

YOUNG THIEF ARRESTED BY POLICE

Ang Sam Ath, 17, a grade-10 student at Wat Phnom High School, was arrested by Boeung Proleuth police after he snatched a necklace from a girl who was on her way home on a moto taxi on the corner of Streets 105 and 214 at 7:45pm Saturday. The police said that Ang Sam Ath's accomplice fled with the necklace but that Ang Sam Ath has been sent to court and is currently awaiting trial.

KOH SANTEPHEAP

WOMAN TRIES TO SELL FRIEND'S MOTO

Ou Sophon, 40, was arrested after she tried to sell a motorbike she borrowed from her friend Savin, 40, in Chaeng village and commune, Bannan district, Battambang province Friday. The police said the woman tried to sell the bike to a motorbike shop at the province's Phsar Thmey for US$250, but that the shop owner became suspicious and called the police when she did not produce enough documents.

KOH SANTEPHEAP

JAPANESE MAN ROBBED IN PARK

Eugn You Heng, 23, was arrested by the police Friday for stealing US$78 from a Japanese man on December 20, 2007, in "the dragon park" Tonle Bassac commune, Chamkarmon district, Phnom Penh. The police said the Japanese man was robbed by Eugn You Heng and his accomplices while negotiating with a prostitute at the Phnom Penh park.  Eugn You Heng is currently awaiting trial.

RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

MAN ROBBED WHILE CHATTING UP GIRL

Seng Hak, 23, was robbed at knife point while exchanging "sweet words" with his girlfriend at the riverside in village 11, Kampong Cham commune, district and province Thursday. The thieves stole Seng Hak's motorbike, cellphone and 30,000 riels. The man's motorbike was located by the police leaning against a big tree at Kompong Cham's stadium Friday.

RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

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