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Police Blotter 30 Oct 2008

Police Blotter 30 Oct 2008



Hoeurn Nheb, 38, died after he was struck by lightning in Kampong Trabek district's Prey Domrei village, Prey Veng province at 3:30am on October 23. According to Kampong Trabek district police, Hoeurn Nheb was struck by lightning while he was catching fish in a rice paddy during a heavy storm.


At least five "gangsters" were arrested after they struck four pedestrians and drove into a high-anking official's ceremony shelter along Preah Sihanouk Boulevard in the Tuol Tumpong area of Chamkarmon district, Phnom Penh, Saturday. The police said that the black Toyota Camry was driven by a 19-year-old student Meang Heang and that all the arrested men were drunk at the time of the accident.


Phat Sokeat, 31, and Neang Siha, 26, were arrested by Kakab commune police after they attacked and seriously injured a 26-year-old man on Street 204 in Trapeang Lvea village, Dangkor district's Kakab commune, Phnom Penh at 9:50pm Sunday. The police said that the two men arrested, and their three accomplices who fled the scene, had attacked the passer-by with swords.


Two men, one 18 years old and the otehr 21, were arrested after they attempted to snatch a necklace from a woman who was driving her motorbike to work along Street 204 in Trapeang Lvea village, Kakab commune, Phnom Penh at 8:20am Sunday. The police said that they arrested the two young thieves after they fell off their motorbike during the unsuccessful snatching attempt.  The two young men are currently awaiting trial in court.


Hei Sinoun, 18, and Seak Nack, 18, were arrested by the police for attempting to rape a 36-year-old widow and her daughter in Village 1, Prey Veng's Peam Ror district at 10:23pm on October 23. According to the two women, Hei Sinoun and Seak Nack were drunk and accosted them when they were walking back home along National Road 1. Both women managed to flee their assailants. The police are preparing to file the case to the provincial court.


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