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Police Blotter: 29 Sep 2008

Police Blotter: 29 Sep 2008



Yos Phy, 42, widower and father of three, was arrested after he attempted to rape Sar Yaing, a 78-year-old homeless woman, in Sampong Chey commune, Cheong Prey district, Kampong Cham at 10pm Thursday. Heng Vuthy, chief of Cheong Prey district police, said that Yos Phy seriously injured the woman, who was sleeping at a public rest hall, by striking her on the head because he got angry when she tried to fight him off. The suspect denied that he tried to rape the woman but also said that he was drunk at the time.


Chan Syha, 21, a security guard at Garuda Security Services, and his friend Uk Kosal, 20, were arrested by Duan Penh district police after their

motorbike crashed following an unsuccessful robbery attempt in the Duan Penh district of Phnom Penh on Wednesday. Victim Leng Kim Ang, 32, said that the two men lost their balance and fell off their motorbike after they snatched her necklace while she was a pillion passenger on her husband's motorbike. The police said that the thieves managed to dispose of the necklace before they were arrested, adding that it was taken by an onlooker.


Men Chun, 44, was arrested on the charge of raping his 16-year-old daughter in Koh Touch commune, Kampot district, Kampot province Tuesday. The girl told the police that her father threatened her by putting an ax to her head and raped her while the family were in the forest collecting wood at the foot of Bokor Mountain on September 17. The girl told the neighbours about what happened and after the family returned to their village they alerted the police.


A group of thieves, armed with rifles and pistols, were involved in a shoot out with the Sre Ambel district police after they robbed four jewellery shops at Sre Ambel market in Sri Ambel district of Koh Kong at midday Friday. The police said that the shoot out occurred when they chased the thieves who fled the scene of the robbery in a Toyota Camry. A police officer and jewellery vendor were wounded in cross fire. While the police failed to apprehend the perpetrators who escaped into the local forest, they confiscated their abandoned blood-stained Camry and suspect that one or more of the perpetrators had been wounded.


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