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Police Blotter: 06 October 1995



Sept 14: Maonh Lun, 44, a professor at the Kompong Chhnang Teachers

Training School, is shot and killed by two criminals who break into his house in

Rolea Pa'ea district at 9:15pm. They rob a $40 gold ring from Lun's wife.


Sept 15: Two offenders shoot and kill moto-taxi driver Sin Chana, 35,

and rob his Honda C100 motorcycle in Roung village, Kompong Cham, at


Sept 16: A maid finds the body of robber Kim Pros, 28, murdered in a

room at the Phnom Pich Hotel on Monivong Blvd at 10am. Sources say Pros was shot

into the temple with a K59 hand gun by his associates during the night.

Sept 16: A gold seller at the Kompong Speu market is shot and wounded

by two soldiers, who rob him of one million riel and some gold at 3:15pm. The

escaping offenders tell the approaching military police there is a robbery at

the market and ask them to go for help.

Sept 16: Kompong Chhnang police confiscate 4,740 AK-47 rifle bullets

in six cases from a Nissan pick-up truck five kilometers south of the town on

the way from Phnom Penh to Pursat.

Sept 18: Police arrest three of five suspects, one with a hand gun,

after the manager of a Phnom Penh bank reported about the movement of the gang

with an alleged aim to rob the bank at 5am. Two escape.

Sept 23: Hay Var, 38, a rubber dealer in Kompong Chhnang, is shot and

killed by policeman Svay Sokha with a AK-47 for delay in payment of 100,000 riel

to get 20 sacks of dry rubber out of Sokha's controlling zone at the Kompong

Chhnang market. Sokha is arrested shortly after.

Sept 25: Vietnamese construction worker Le Yang Kuor, 25, is stabbed

and killed by a Vietnamese workmate while drinking wine in their shelter in Khan

Tuol Kork, Phnom Penh. Sang Vy, 23, is arrested on the spot.

Sept 27: Military police arrest Nong Sophannarith at a restaurant in

Sangkat Tonle Bassac, Phnom Penh. Sophannarith is the fourth person arrested for

kidnapping of a Taiwanese man and demanding a $100,000 ransom in Kien Svay

district, 20km southeast of Phnom Penh on June 25. Two offenders, a Chinese

national and an overseas Cambodian, who came to get the ransom from the victim's

family at a Phnom Penh bank were arrested with the ransom after they arrived at

their hide-out in Khan Prampee Makara, Phnom Penh, on June 27. The Taiwanese man

was rescued the same day. Police are investigating to find the last offender, a

high-ranking army official.

Sept 27: Demobilized soldier Srou Reno, 27, of Phnom Penh, kills

himself after inserting a hand gun in his mouth to threaten his girl friend.

Sept 28: Lay Hoeun, 34, of Mean Chey district in Phnom Penh, takes

pesticide and kills himself after a conflict with his wife after he lost the

family's fishing kit two hours earlier.

Sept 29: Police arrest two armed robbers, Nhim Sokhom, 27, and Tres

Thy, 32, as well as three middlemen who buy stolen motorcycles from the two in

Phnom Penh. Two rifles, a hand grenade and four stolen motorcycles are


- Summarized from Khmer newspapers by Moeun Chhean Nariddh.



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