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Police Blotter: 04 April 1997



March 14: A 30-year-old man was run down by a train at Kacap commune, Dang

Kou district, and his body cut into pieces. The unidentified man was drunk at the



March 16: Hem Vuthy, 29, chief of Chay Thom military police check point,

was gunned down by three robbers at 11:30pm on Monivong Blvd. One was wearing a bodyguard

uniform and one an army uniform. The offenders escaped with a motorcycle, wrist watch,

gun and jewelry.

March 16: Yem Soung, 30, was seriously injured by traffic accident at 5pm

in front of Khien Svay pagoda between a motorcycle and car. The car was arrested

later at Nak Loeung.

March 17: Mon Voeun, 40, fell unconscious after two passengers sprayed

a bottle of poison in his face and pushed him off his motorcycle. The offender escaped

with a victim's motorcycle.

March 17: Mon Ron, 14, died by drowning after playfully jumping from the bridge at

Bapank village Prey Veng province.

March 17: A 12-year-old girl, escaped from a brothel after her father sold

her to the brothel in Khien Svay district on 15 March, after she was locked in her

room for two days by her pimp.

March 18: Tan Bounarith, 40, fell unconscious after he smoked a cigarette

tainted with poison. Three unidentified people gave him the cigarette and asked him

for a light at the river bank in front of the Royal palace. The offenders escaped

with the victim's motorcycle.

March 18: A 40-year-old woman was found a dead floating in the Boeung Kok

lake in Sangkat Chras Chor Khan Doun Penh. Police said she had head injuries and

was pushed into the lake. The motive is still pending investigation.

March 19: Two Chinese men - Choy Ching and Choy Ching U - were kidnapped

by 10 people at 6:30pm in #106 street 217, Orussey 4. The reason is still being investigated.

March 19: How Vanak, a Khmer-American national was arrested by police at

10:30pm in Borei Thmei hotel. How Vanak is alleged to be involved in women trafficking

and drugs. Police confiscated 26 counterfeit ministries stamps, 35 passports, and

one hand gun.

March 19: Moth Mon, 36, a farmer, was seriously injured after he dropped

from a palm tree about 15 meters high in Takok village Kandal province.

March 20: American Joshua Phillips was brutally threatened by two people

riding a c-100 motorcycle in front of General Post office at 9:15pm They pointed

a gun at his head and stole his pager and wallet. The offenders escaped.

March 22: Chea Oun, 17, was seriously injured after he fell from the fourth

floor to the ground floor in Sangkat Monorom Khan Toul Kok when he slipped while

sitting on the edge.

March 24: Two people were injured after a grenade exploded in the corner

of Streets 63 and 254 near the café shop in Sangkat Boeung Keng Kang I Khan

Daun Penh. Chouv Oun was arrested as the alleged thrower of the grenade. She confessed

that she tried to kill her boyfriend as he was running from her but unluckily the

grenade hit the cafe owner.

March 26: Kry Sothy, 23, a Sathearanak news man, was seriously injured

by a gang of teenagers who stabbed him in the stomach in front of his office at 9:30

am in Sangkat Depo II Khan Toul Kok. A source said there was no reason.

March 26: Sok Lida, 21, was gunned downed by four gun robbers who shot

her two times at 6:15am in front of a garment factory along Pochentong Blvd. The

offender escaped with the victim's 100 dream motorcycle.

March 27: An unidentified man was murdered by robbers who shot him at 2:40am

in Khan Daun Penh, when he refused to give his motorcycle to the robbers. The offenders

escaped with the victim's motorcycle.

March 27: Kiev You, 21, fell unconscious after his girlfriend, she is a

one-night stand, gave him a beer and napkin at a Khmer restaurant across Chroy Changva

bridge and when he came back to Sangkat Toak Laok Khan Toul Kok he fell down from

the bike. The woman escaped with his motorcycle.

March 29: 19 homes were burned down at 10:15pm in Sangkat Phsa Depo II

Khan Toul Kok by candle light put close to the wooden wall. A witness said the fire

came from Thy Kheang, 55. The source said six motorcycle, five TVs, three tapes recorder,

one bike-cycle, and other property was lost in the blaze.

- Summarized from Khmer newspapers Kos Santepheap and Rasmei Kampuchea by Bou




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