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Police Blotter : 06 September 1996

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Aug 19: A Korean man, Koo Jahoon, 30, was attacked and injured by seven

men in his room at the Royal Palace Hotel because he owed money. The seven said they

had asked Koo for their money but he would not pay. Police, who took Koo to hospital,

said he owed the Plaza Hotel $600, the JM Company $4,800 and his boxing teacher $1,000.

 

Aug 19: A gold seller, Sam Rady, 40, was shot three times and killed by

a robber at the Samaky Market. Witnesses said the robber tried to steal 80 Damleng

of gold from the victim and then shot at a crowd which had gathered before escaping

on a moto driven by an accomplice.

Aug 19: A manager of a brothel in Psar Thmei III district was shot and

seriously injured in the face by one of her customers, one of six uniformed men who

arrived in a Corolla car. One of prostitutes said the gang came to drink and sleep

with the prostitutes but quarreled with the victim about money.

Aug 20: Dop Mab, 29, a soldier in a bodyguard company, was arrested in

his military zone after he shot and killed Sam Art, a security guard at the Neark

Pean hotel and an unidentified military policeman. Mab confessed he wanted to meet

a female friend but she was not in, and he became angry with the victim who spoke

to him impolitely on the phone.

Aug 21: A suspected thief, Vong Pros, 32, was shot in his left leg while

trying to escape from local militia investigators in Chompouvorn village, Phnom Penh.

Pros was taken to Kosamak hospital where he confessed that he stole some clothes

from a woman.

Aug 21: Two boys, who often came to swim, drowned in the Tonle Sap river

near Wat Phnom at noon. Gru Touch, 9, was lifted out of the water by his father and

was cremated in Ounnalorm pagoda. The second boy, also 9, was found a day later.

Aug 22: Ly Sopeak and three of his teenage friends disappeared after they

robbed and killed two persons, Ly Yarn and Ly Tognar, and injured two other girls.

Witnesses said that the robbers took a diamond ring, and other jewelry after they

had lunch at the victim's house in Kakap village, Phnom Penh.

Aug 22: A boy, Heng Sok, 13, who was already arrested and held in the Youth

Rehabilitation Center in Phnom Penh three times, was arrested again for stealing

20 bicycles. Heng Sok confessed that after he was freed he and his friend stole the

bicycles over one month, but they were later robbed by two policemen who had earlier

arrested them.

Aug 23: Five Chinese men were arrested in a boarding house in Tomnop Teuk

district, Phnom Penh, during a check by Foreign and Municipal Police. Vong Hasin

Sing and Sen Minh had no passports, Huoy You Shan's passport had no visa and the

other two had expired passports.

Aug 26: A grenade, fixed as a booby trap to a door, exploded and injured

Leu Moy Chhy, 33, and her 5 year-old son after the victim opened the door. Police

said the crime was revenge for killing Sreng Sroeun, 35, a police officer in Kandal

province who was Sroeun's husband. The incident took place near Takhmao.

Aug 27: Moto taxi driver, Sang Sovath, 41, was poisoned and had his moto

stolen by two customers in front of the railway station. One of the thieves, Toeur

Sek, 24, was arrested by police as he tried to kidnap Savath while the other was

driving the victim's moto away.

Aug 27: Daun Penh police arrested a Chinese man, Chaing Huijong, 27, who

illegally entered Cambodia two years ago through the Baveth post on the Vietnam border.

Aug 28: Vich Pov, 34, a moto taxi driver and militiaman from Chamkar Mon,

was knocked over and killed by one of ten trucks just north of the French Embassy.

The trucks continued down Monivong Blvd and disappeared.

Aug 28: A Russian-made Jeep was hit by another car outside the Monkolborey

Pagoda on Russia Blvd. Both cars were broken, an electrical pole fell down and one

passenger in the jeep was seriously injured on the head. Traffic police said the

accident was caused by the careless driver of the other car which drove straight

out of the pagoda.

- (Complied by Soly Vannpok and Chhun Phaveng from Khmer newspapers Koh Santapheap,

Raksmei Kampuchea and Chakraval.)

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