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Police Blotter: 01 July, 1994


June 12: Soun Sovannvary, 23, is shot dead by two bandits with a K59

handgun who drove up to her in a Corolla. They steal her Crystal motorcycle on

street 136 in Sangkat Phsar Kandal II, Khan Daun Penh.


June 12: Three robbers carrying a K59 handgun steal Im

Chansidara's maroon c100 motorcycle in front of the Royal Palace.

June 14: A robber is shot dead and his partner arrested on the spot by

Phnom Penh criminal investigation police after the two men shot dead Chay Muy,

62, at 2:10 pm. The two men were attempting to steal Muy's c100 motorcycle on

Route I in Sangkat Phsar Kandal I, Khan Daun Penh. The dead robber Veng Toeun,

28, is identified as a border policeman.

June 14: A Belgium lady, working for the World Health Organization, is

robbed of her white Corolla (ONU 943) while arriving at her house on Street 420

at 7:40 pm by two robbers armed with handguns.

June 14: Malaysian national Licol Marbans Singh, 48, a UN

military observer in Cambodia, has his white Land Cruiser (UNSGRC 02) stolen by

four robbers armed with a K59 handgun while he is parking his car at his house

on Street 265, Phnom Penh.

June 15: Two armed robbers, Som Poew, 25, and Khun Narin, 28, are

arrested by Tuk Laak police while they are trying to burgle a house on Tep Phan

Street in Phnom Penh. A handgun and a pair of iron cutting scissors are

confiscated from the pair. They confess to having previously done three other

burglaries. In 1993 Som Poew was sent to PJ prison for illegal gun use for six


June 15: Khan Toul Kok police arrest four people at 5:30 am after they

robbed a Royal Palace policeman of his motorcycle the previous night. The

policeman worked by night as a moto-taxi driver.

June 16: A 49 year old Kampuchea Krom Khmer, Hay Dang, is killed and

his six year old son is seriously wounded when an identified man throws a

hand-grenade into their house at 10 pm near the National Theater in Sangkat

Tonle Bassac, Phnom Penh. A witness says the motive for the attack was


June 16: Five villagers are killed and two others are kidnapped by a

130 strong force of Khmer Rouge guerrillas who loot three villages in Chikreng

district 60 km North of Siem Reap. The gang exchanges gunfire with government

soldiers at 1:45 pm.

June 16-17: Te Pheatarak, 20, and Maj Tav Vanna, 21, who work

at the Military Research Headquarters in Phnom Penh, are arrested by police for

allegedly being involved in eight motorcycle robberies. A handgun and two stolen

c100 motorcycles are confiscated from the men.

June 17: One civilian is killed and five others wounded when KR

guerrillas fire three H107 shells onto Kiep village in Banteay Meachey


June 17: Phnom Penh Court tries six people. Tep Sour, 41, is sentenced

to eight years imprisonment for the manslaughter of his wife. Vietnamese

national Ngueyn Van Thang, 41, is sentenced to four years imprisonment for

burglary. Thang previously escaped from custody in June 1993 after being

imprisoned for robbery. Vong Samel, 31, is sentenced to two years three months

imprisonment for attempted rape. The other men are given sentences ranging from

two to three years for theft.

June 17: Two offenders carrying a K59 hand gun rob Noun Leakena, 19,

of her c100 motorcycle at 8 am at the corners of Street 294 and Norodom


June 18: People find the body of policeman Kum Sopheap, 25,

floating in a lake near the railroad in Russei Keo district, Phnom Penh. Sopheap

worked for the Land Traffic Police Unit and police say he was murdered by an

identified gang of criminals.

June 20: Van Sok, 25, is arrested by police while he is trying to

steal a white Toyota Vista car from Pochentong Airport at 12:30 pm.


Summarized from Khmer newspapers by Moeun Chhean Nariddh.



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