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Police Blotter : 07 February 1997



Jan 19: Neang Hoeun, 36, a militiaman, was splashed by acid by his wife

in Phnom Penh. She escaped with her boyfriend, but Hoeun asked police not to arrest



Jan 21: Men Doeun, 40, a traffic policeman, was wounded by three armed

men who took his gun, motorbike and ICOM radio on St 109.

Jan 21: Van Koy, 35, an AARCC staff member, was killed by a Jeep driven

by an American on Route 6A in Russey Keo.

Jan 22: A French journalist working for Cambodge Soir was robbed at gun-point

after leaving the Atmosphere restaurant at 10:30pm.

Jan 23: Ros Roun, 33, was killed by Chea Peng, 39. Peng had asked police

to make Roun pay one damleng of gold in compensation for trying to rape his sister

in 1994, but only one chi was produced. Roun was drunk and confronted Peng, who cracked

Roun's skull open with a stick. Peng escaped.

Jan 23: A female NGO worker was robbed of a shoulder bag containing a laptop

computer on Street 140 near Psah Thmei at 11pm.

Jan 24: Sok Ngok, 16, was killed and her sister Sok Liv, 20, seriously

injured after a car reversed into them while they were eating noodles in front of

the Manhattan nightclub. The driver was arrested.

Jan 24: An unidentified robber was killed by police on Route 26 in Kompong

Speu province. Fleeing a crime scene, the man hid in some bushes and police threw

two grenades at him.

Jan 25: A foreigner was robbed on St 63 at 9pm. The victim threw down a

shoulder bag and was searched and robbed of cash at gun-point.

Jan 27: Ven Se Hong, 25, fell unconscious after eating poisoned porridge.

His mother said a girl poisoned it trying to steal her son's bracelet.

Jan 27: Three foreigners were robbed of cash at gun-point near Tuol Kork

at 11pm.

Jan 28: Morm Bunna was killed by a farmer near Sihanoukville. He was one

of three bandits who killed a cow to get the farmer to surrender his motorbike. The

farmer responded with an AK47. The others escaped.

Jan 29: Police arrested three men driving a car and two motorbikes carrying

a total of 200kg of marijuana in Kandal.

Jan 29: Unidentified robbers shot a bullet into the dashboard of a vehicle

carrying two French NGO workers as they approached their home in Phnom Penh. No demands

were made before the shooting.

Jan 29: Koy The, 43, was poisoned by two passengers who hired his moto-taxi

to take them to Hun Sen Park. The pair invited them for beers and duck eggs, and

then he fell unconscious.

Jan 30: Toch Rany, 32, a military policeman was killed by the owner of

a restaurant in Phnom Penh. Rany had argued with the owner's wife because his food

was late, so the owner came and shot Rany in the head.

Jan 30: Ly Eay, 40, was seriously injured after robbers attacked her with

a hatchet at her house in Sangkat Orussey, Phnom Penh. The robbers escaped with five

damlung of gold.

Jan 31: Two people were killed and another two injured when a grenade exploded

near the Thai embassy. A witness said the grenade was dropped by a man over a quarrel

with his girlfriend.

- Compiled by Bou Saroeun from Koh Santapheap, Chakraval and

Rasmei Kampuchea newspapers.



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