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Police Blotter: 31 May 1996

Police Blotter: 31 May 1996

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May 13: Chhuon Keo, 29, of Puk Reussei village, Kandal province, was arrested

by police after he cut his wife's head off with a machete. Villagers said Keo was

crazy sometimes.

 

May 15: A military officer ordered the arrest of two soldiers who fired

a handgun 15 times to destroy 12 video games in a Phnom Penh video hall. The gunmen

said they destroyed the games because the owner owed them $500 but would not pay.

May 16: A petrol station owner, Hor Srieng, 46, was dragged from his house

into a car by three men armed with guns. His wife had been previously forced into

the car but was released after Hor's seizure. She said she was not sure whether the

men wanted money or revenge.

May 19: A Vietnamese man, Seng Sok, 19, was kicked and killed by many people

in Char Ompov Pagoda while he was trying to escape from a police office nearby. Seng

Sok was arrested on May 18. He confessed to robbing 13 people and killing two of

his victims.

May 20: Two motorbike robbers from Kompong Cham province were arrested

by Phnom Penh police as they rode stolen motorbikes. They were held for two days

before being sent to Kampong Cham court.

May 21: Police arrested Sok Pheak Kdei, 18, after he stole a motorbike

near Ounnalorm Pagoda six days earlier. Sok confessed that he used to be in prison

for stealing a motorbike but paid $700 dollars to be released.

May 21: Police say they are looking for Som Ork, 22, who raped his 12 year

old sister-in-law in Koh Prak village near Phnom Penh. Ork married Ou Sokim two months

before he raped her younger sister and ran away.

May 21: A farmer, Peum Thav, 54, was stabbed twice by his wife's son, Chan

Vichet, while he was fighting with his wife. Peum Thav said at Calmette hospital

that he had quarreled about money which his wife and her son spent without thinking.

May 22: Hou Chanra, 29, and a crowd of people beat and arrested three men

who tried to steal his motorbike near Psar Toch market. The robbers, Lay Lakty, 23,

Tann Rasmei, 24, and Uorng Eng, 20, are under arrest at the Reussei Keo police station.

May 22: A man, Sok Ra, 24, was arrested in Tuol Kork by police after another

man shouted that he was trying to steal a moto. Sok Ra said he did not try to steal

the moto, he was just beating the man with a stick because the man owed him $20 and

had hit him previously.

May 22: Two men, Chea Sokheng, 23, and Chhem Tith, 25, were arrested at

a police checkpoint for carrying an illegal handgun. Sokheng said he borrowed the

gun from a friend but police say they will take him to court.

May 23: Oun Som Art, 28, was arrested in Phnom Penh after he had escaped

from Battambang police. On May 12 he was arrested in Battambang after selling a motorbike

he had stolen from his boss in Phnom Penh.

May 23: A nightclub dancer was killed in her room in Srah Chak district,

Phnom Penh,by two of her customers. A doctor said she was poisoned and strangled.

The 20-year-old's body will be kept at Calmette hospital until her family comes.

May 24: A Vietnamese construction worker, NghiengYaing Ty, 24, was arrested

by Phnom Penh police after he stabbed a mechanic in the stomach near the Olympic

market. The victim, Cham Reun, 35, said he was stabbed after a small argument.

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