Police Blotter: 27 Oct 2008

Police Blotter: 27 Oct 2008

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FOUR MEN ROB MOTO-TAXI DRIVER

l Sougn Sopheap, 19, was arrested by Wat Phnom police for robbing Ly Khum, a 27-year-old moto-taxi driver, near Wat Phnom in Wat Phnom commune, Daun Penh district, Phnom Penh at 7:30pm Wednesday. Ly Khum had his money, mobile phone and motorbike stolen by Sougn Sopheap and his three accomplices while eating dinner near Wat Phnom. The police said that while the other three assailants fled the scene of the crime, Sougn Sopheap has now been sent to the court.
KAMPUCHEA THMEY

MAN DIES FROM OVERSLEEPING

l Sao Sorng, 37-year-old moto-taxi driver, was found dead in his family home in Toeuk La' Ork 3 commune, Tuol Kork district, Phnom Penh at 6am Thursday. The man's neighbours said that they suspect that he died from sleeping too long because they had not seen him for a number of days before his body was discovered. The police said a postmortem examination indicated that Sao Sorng died of natural causes.  
KAMPUCHEA THMEY

VILLAGE CHIEF IS A SORCERER: RESIDENTS

l Long Thorn, 51, village chief of Prey Keh village, Preah Vihear commune, Krong Pisey district, Kampong Speu province had to be whisked away to safety by the police after an angry mob accused him of being a sorcerer on October 18. The villagers said that they were angry at Long Thorn because he was stealing their money instead of repaying a loan the village took out from the Farmers' Families Association. According to the police the villagers, armed with axes and knives, attacked Long Thorn at his home. When the police arrived at the scene to stop the violence, the angry mob cut up the loan documents and accused him of being a sorcerer. Long Thorn has been detained at the police station for his own safety.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

TWO MEN STEAL MOTORBIKE

l Khim Kunthea, 19, and Cheng Theara, 18, were arrested by the police after they robbed Phay Sovn, 26, in front of Choeung Chhnok primary school in Choeung Chhnok village, Taing Kraing commune, Batheay district, Kampong Cham province at 6pm Sunday. The police said that Khim Kunthea fled leaving his motorbike behind after the two assailants punched him in the face. The two men are currently awaiting trial.
KOH SATEPHEAP

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