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Police Blotter: 03 May 1996



Apr 14: A grenade exploded when an unidentified man threw it in a house

with the intention of killing the house owner and his family. The house owner escaped

injury but two children were slightly hurt. A police source said the attack was a

case of revenge. The house owner had won a court case involving a $30,000 cash debt.

The incident took place in Beng Keng Kang district Phnom Penh at 5:45am.


Apr 15: An Islamic slaughterer was shot and killed and four others were

tied up by a group of armed robbers with an AK 47 rifle, a B40 rocket and a K59 handgun.

The robbers took two motorbikes and ten domleng of gold jewelry (worth around $4,580).

The robbery took place in a slaughterhouse in Phnom Srouch district, Kampong Speu

province at 3:30am.

Apr 16: A cameraman, Lim Hong, 25, was shot in his abdomen and robbed of

four domleng of gold (worth around $1,800) by two robbers with a K59 handgun who

rushed into his shop while he was watching the TV. The robbery took place in Oreussey

4 district, Phnom Penh at 4:30pm.

Apr 16 : A brutal robber, Tet Lay, 22, was arrested by penal police in

a café near the National Stadium in Phnom Penh. After the arrest he confessed

that in less than a month he and two of his friends had stolen eight motorbikes in

the capital. Police said this group had killed many people in their robbing.

Apr 17: Saly Num, 60, was seriously injured and taken to hospital after

a Rebel motor bike knocked him down on St.169, Phnom Penh. The moto's owner was also

badly hurt and was also admitted to hospital.

Apr 17: The body of a lieutenant in the Ministry of Interior, Kan Rika,

25, was found dead in his Nissan Bluebird in front of Angkor Mobile Phone Co. in

Khan 7 Makara, Phnom Penh at 6:30am. He had not been robbed as there was an identity

card, a Rado watch, a Motorolla handphone, a ring and $40 with the corpse. Police

think he was drunk and slept in the car with inadequate oxygen.

Apr 17: The body of a university student, Van Nimol, 23, was found in the

river behind the Cambodiana Hotel after he disappeared on April 14. Witnesses said

Nimol and his friends had gone to visit Koh Datch island and came back by a Fishery

Department boat, but when they got to the end of Okngatey island a big storm sank

the boat. Two motorbikes were lost but no one else was injured.

Apr 19: A seven year old girl, Tet Lakena, who lives in Khan Toul Kok,

was bitten and seriously injured by a big dog while she was going to school in the

morning. The dog bit her on the abdomen.

Apr 20: A drunken driver, Ouk Bory, 38, was arrested by traffic police

after the Landcruiser he was driving hit and killed Khem Ratha, after Ratha had stopped

at the side of the street. Police say the accident happened after the Landcruiser's

steering wheel broke.

Apr 23: A policeman, Krang Sophal, 36, who was in charge of the Monorom

police post, Phnom Penh, was shot in the abdomen and seriously injured by members

of a gang who were trying to kidnap two girls. Another policeman, who was also injured

in the leg said: "After the two girls called the police, I quickly went to follow

Sophal to find the gang but they fired..." The gang escaped and police said

the group were under investigation.

Apr 22: A staff member at Russey Kao hospital, Kang Ven, 42, was wounded

by three robbers who shot him in the left side of the chest after he came back from

injecting people at Kmoung commune, Russey Kao. The incident happened about 8.30

pm and Ven was taken to hospital.

Apr 21: A barber, Sophors, 23, was arrested after he used a hammer to twice

hit a woman on the head near a shop in Psar Thmei district. The owner of the shop

said; "Sophors, with two of his friends, came to drink a half a dozen Angkor

beers in my shop and Sophors said he wanted revenge on her for a long time and then

he went to hit her."

Apr 24: A security guard in Pochentong Airport, Sear Sean, 26, was seriously

injured by two offenders who gave him money but then chopped him on the head and

hip with an axe after he took them from Boding to Toek Thla market, Phnom Penh. After

he called for help the offenders escaped and he lost nothing.

Apr 24: Two robbers, Song, 29, a soldier in the special parachute force,

and Lim Tinmany, were shot and killed by railway security guards as they robbed a

man. They stole a motorbike from Meas Samon whose shouts attracted the security guard's


Apr 24: A Chinese business couple, Sear Veng Yon and his wife, Om Moy,

were shot and killed on the stairs of their flat in Khan Don Penh, Phnom Penh, by

two unidentified men dressed in police uniforms and armed with an AK 47 rifle. One

source said Veng Yon made his business by trafficking people from China to Cambodia

and then onto a third country. Police say the incident was a revenge killing.

Apr 25: A dentist at Dem Kor market in Phnom Penh, Phan Yary, 21, was shot

in the hip after he was followed and robbed in his house by four men. The bandits

stole a motorbike, one domleng and eight chi of gold (worth $830). He was taken to

the hospital by his girlfriend.

Apr 25: The owner of Phnom Penh's Monaco hotel, Earm Yutearm, 45, was found

dead at his farm in Kandal province with bullet holes in his face, arm and abdomen.

A farm keeper said Yutearm came to visit his farm and he saw him speak on his mobile

phone before walking to a place behind the farm where he was killed.

Apr 25: A teacher and moto-taxi-driver, Ly Sarin, 40, was found unconcious

in Norodom Sihanouk hospital by his wife after he diappeared on Apr 22. Sarin had

suffered a 10cm gash on the head and his body was bruised. He was attacked by robbers

who tried to steal his moto before onlookers chased them away.



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