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Police Blotter: 28 Jan 2009

Police Blotter: 28 Jan 2009

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GIRL HOLDS HERSELF RANSOM

Chamkarmon district police arrested two people Monday for pretending to hold a woman ransom. Chan Leakhena, 14, told two of her friends to call her mother, Dy Nara, 48, and say that her daughter had been kidnapped and demand a US$10,000 ransom. Dy Nara said she did not have the money but after phone negotiations agreed to pay $1,500. When they met at the appointed place, police arrested one of the friends, who had come to fetch the money. After discovering Chan Leakhena was responsible, her friends were released.
KAMPUCHEA THMEY

BODY FOUND IN FRONT OF PRIMARY SCHOOL

A man was stabbed in the chest and died in front of Ekapheap Primary School in Phnom Penh. The body of Horn Pheakna, 22, was discovered late Sunday night with a plastic bag of apples. Police say that they are still looking for the killer.
KAMPUCHEA THMEY

THREE WOUNDED AFTER GANG FIGHT

Three construction workers were severely wounded in a gang fight Monday night in Russei Keo district, Phnom Penh. Mom Pituo, 23, Khla Khiev, 25, and Hem Thy, 24 were attacked by around 20 gangsters armed with sticks, blades and knives. Police are still investigating in a bid to determine the identities of the gang members involved.
KAMPUCHEA THMEY

KHMER-AMERICAN MAN ARRESTED

l A 51-year-old Khmer- American was arrested and detained Monday for cheating his victim out of US$190,000. Chum Malis, whose job it was to transfer money from the United States to Cambodia, received money from senders who live in the US, and made Heng Sovanarith pay the receivers in Cambodia. After Heng Sovannarith had delivered $190,000 dollars, Chum Malis never paid him back.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

TOURIST POLICE STABS MAN IN FACE

A tourism policeman allegedly stabbed a 19-year-old man in the face after the man had looked at him on Saturday. Rith Chenda had been walking on the opposite side of the road when the policeman known as Vey got off his motorbike and attacked him. The victim was taken to hospital by his parents. Villagers said that Vey was imprisoned for a period about seven years ago for a similar offence.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

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