Police Blotter: 26 Jan 2009

Police Blotter: 26 Jan 2009

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MOTORBIKE RIDERS KILLED IN COLLISION  

Two motorbike riders were killed and another injured when a car driven by a tourist crashed into a motorbike in Preahnet Preah district, Banteay Meanchey province Saturday. Only one of the victims was known - Paek, 20, of Chrub Chas.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

MAN ARRESTED FOR RAPE AND MURDER

Police have arrested a 19-year-old man from Kampong Speu province for allegedly raping and slaying 31-year-old Say Aun in November last year. Korm Choy, who escaped three days after the murder, said the victim was in love with him and he killed her over fears she would force him to marry her.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

AFRICANS ARRESTED IN SIHANOUKVILLE

Two men from Cameroon have been arrested for allegedly using fake US dollar bills in Sihanoukville. According to police, Bert Nor Piata, 33, and Paul Jean Fotso, 32, entered Cambodia from Bangkok in November last year despite Fotso not having a passport. Police say the pair had attempted to recruit Cambodians to help traffic fake money.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

WOMAN FOUND DEAD; SUICIDE SUSPECTED

A 28-year-old woman was found dead Saturday morning in a room she rented in Sangke district, Battambang province. The landlord, Chheung Ya, 61, broke down the door of her room and found Chea Bunly after not having seen her for a long time. Police believe she had committed suicide after being abandoned by her boyfriend.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

BOY ARRESTED AFTER RAPING 10-YEAR-OLD

A 17-year-old male was arrested for abducting and raping a 10-year-old girl while she was sleeping Wednesday with her grandmother in Dambae district, Kampong Cham province. The victim was lucky to survive after being severely beaten by the suspect who, after raping her, hanged her on a tree with a piece of cloth.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

MOTORBIKE THIEVES CAUGHT BY POLICE

Three men were arrested Thursday for allegedly stealing a motorbike. Meung Saroeun, 23, Chan Thol, 18, and Seng Makara, 20, are accused of breaking into Phka Chhouk Restaurant and stealing the motorbike at 3am Thursday. The restaurant owner reported the case.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

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