Police Blotter: 27, September 2002

Police Blotter: 27, September 2002



SEPTEMBER 14: Ung Kanitha, 45, a gold seller at Chumpou Vone market, was

robbed at 5:45pm after getting off a motodup in front of her house in Ang Keo village,

Ang Snuol district, Kandal. She told police that four robbers on two motorbikes knocked

her down with the butt of a K-54 handgun, then stole her bag containing gold worth

ten damleung.


SEPTEMBER 15: A 54-year-old woman, Veng Kimheak, was found dead at 7:00

am at a building in Boeung Keng Kang 1 commune, Chamkar Morn district, Phnom Penh.

Police said the Tong Ly Construction Co had paid the woman to guard the building.

She was reportedly raped the previous night then stabbed in the throat.

SEPTEMBER 15: Liv Silinh, 25, was robbed of her motorbike while parking

to get petrol at 7:10 pm on Russian Federation Boulevard in Teuk Thla commune, Russei

Keo district, Phnom Penh. The victim told police that one of three gunmen on a motorbike

aimed at her head and threatened to kill her if she called for help.

SEPTEMBER 15: A 19-year-old girl, Sy Nau, was sent to Preah Sihanouk Hospital

for treatment at 2:30 pm after taking 200 tablets of sleeping pills in Stung Meanchey

village, Phnom Penh. Police said the girl attempted suicide after a family argument.

SEPTEMBER 15: Police arrested Sao Chamroeun, 42, and Chheng Sambo, 37,

after they were accused of a murder committed the previous week in Treng village,

Kampong Chhnang province. Police said the alleged victim, Bun Sim, 42, the village

chief, was shot in the waist after refusing to put their names on a list of people

to receive gifts from the Cambodian Red Cross.

SEPTEMBER 16: Pen Chandara, 20, a student at Build Bright University, was

shot dead at 6:35 pm while talking to a girl on Mao Tse Tung Boulevard in Teuk Laak

2 commune, Phnom Penh. Police said two gunmen shot him in the temple, then escaped

on a motorbike. Jealousy was said to have motivated the killing as another man had

been trying to set up a relationship with the girl.

SEPTEMBER 16: Sum Phea, 23, was arrested after an alleged robbery attempt

in Kandal Krom village, Kien Svay district, Kandal province. Sim Sun, a motodup driver,

told police that Phea promised to pay 12,000 riel to go from Phnom Penh to the village,

but instead struck him on the head with a rock after he parked his motorbike to collect

the fee.

SEPTEMBER 16: Suon Hing, 55, a deputy district police chief, was killed

and his body dumped at a rice field during a robbery the previous night in Tuol Sophy

village, Oudong district, Kampong Speu. A witness said that six people blocked the

path of Hing's motorbike after he returned from his office, axed him nine times in

the head and the face, then stole his bike.

SEPTEMBER 16: Chheng Vin, 41, a policeman, was shot dead during a robbery

at around 10 pm in Ang Ruot village, Oudong district, Kampong Speu. Police said he

was shot in the back with an AK-47 after he tried to stop five robbers who had stolen

a motorbike from an old man, Ym Pich, 70.

SEPTEMBER 17: Ros Samnang, 42, was arrested for a rape committed the previous

month in Anlong Veng village, Sam Rong district, Oddar Meanchey. Police said the

man threatened his 14-year-old niece with a knife and then raped her while his wife

was not at home.

SEPTEMBER 18: Three children died and another was sent to hospital for

surgery after a shell exploded at 9:10 am in Sam Nong village, Chhbar Morn district,

Kampong Speu. Sok Chanthy, 13, told police that the victims, Ah Thom, 11, his brother,

Ah Nhep, 7, and a girl, Srey Mon, 11, died instantly after they struck the shell.

SEPTEMBER 18: The body of a 20-year-old unidentified man was found floating

in a canal in Kandal Krom village, Kien Svay district, Kandal. Police said the man's

head injuries led them to conclude he had been killed elsewhere then dumped in the

canal. The motive for the killing is not known.

SEPTEMBER 18: Police arrested a German national, Andreas Glockner, 42,

after he was accused of raping two teenagers five months earlier in Slar Kram village,

Siem Reap province. Police said the man had raped a 14-year-old girl and her 13-year-old

sister after they were lured into staying overnight at a hotel, then drugged with

sleeping pills.

SEPTEMBER 19: Leang Soung, 22, died instantly from massive head injuries

in an accident at 8:30 am on Russian Federation Boulevard in Teuk Laak 1 precinct,

Tuol Kork district, Phnom Penh. Police said Soung, a student at the Royal Phnom Penh

University, was struck from the front by a tourist car as he was riding his motorbike

to school. The driver, Ho Long, 40, was arrested.

SEPTEMBER 19: Pol Kongkia, 19, a moto-taxi driver from Chhoeu Kach commune,

Prey Veng province, was knifed to death during a robbery at around 10 pm in Boeung

Salang precinct, Tuol Kork district, Phnom Penh. A witness told police that two passengers

ordered the victim to stop and chopped him four times before escaping on his motorbike.

SEPTEMBER 19: Police arrested Mak Sinet, 22, after he was accused of a

rape committed the previous night in Chamkar Samrong village, Battambang province.

Police said Sinet had twice raped a 16-year-old girl during the same night. She told

police he had threatened to kill her if she reported the incident.

SEPTEMBER 20: San Hun, 35, a gold seller, was robbed at 6:30 am at Prek

Leap market in Kien Klaing village, Russei Keo district, Phnom Penh. Hun told police

that six robbers on three motorbikes had parked near her shop, aimed a K-59 handgun

at her, then shot once into the air before escaping with 50 damleung of gold, US

$3,300 and five million riel.

SEPTEMBER 20: Khim Yin, 56, was taken to Preah Kossamak Hospital after

being knifed in a robbery at 8:15 pm in Trapaing Chambak village, Kang Pisei district,

Kampong Speu. Police said he was stabbed several times as he and his son tried to

fight off one of four robbers, who was killed at the scene. The men had tried to

steal one million riel Yin had earned from selling his rice.

SEPTEMBER 20: Lim Rasmey, 23, was arrested and handed over to police after

he allegedly attempted to rape a woman at 6:30 am in Por Mangkol village, Ponhea

Leu district, Kandal. Un Malina, 19, told police that Rasmey had knocked her down

and strangled her in an attempt to rape her, but then tried to run away after her

neighbors came to help.

SEPTEMBER 21: Chan Vuthy, 25, was sent to Calmette Hospital after being

shot and severely wounded at midnight on Monivong Boulevard after returning from

drinking beer. Police said Vuthy, a policeman, was shot several times in the chest,

the buttock and the leg as he tried to overtake a car carrying five people.

SEPTEMBER 21: Srey Hun, 25, the owner of a telephone shop, reported being

robbed at noon on Preah Sihanouk Boulevard in Boeung Keng Kang 1 precinct, Phnom

Penh. The victim told police that two gunmen on a motorbike parked in front of her

shop, aimed a firearm at her, then stole 23 handphones and some cash.


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