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Police Blotter: 10 February 1995



Jan 23: Three moto-taxi drivers and a soldier passenger are shot and

killed by ten Khmer Rouge guerrillas who steal their motorcycles, cash and other

goods on Route 12 in Rovieng district, Preah Vihear. Three other people escape

the attack alive.


Jan 25: Two armed offenders enter the Phnom Penh property of Nhek Ien,

22, and rob him of his Honda 100cc motorcycle while he is parking it.

Jan 26: Police arrest ten people in dense forest west of Banteay Srey

temple in Siem Reap. They were suspected of being involved in the Jan 15 car

ambush which killed two people, including an American tourist.

Jan 26: Two school boys are seriously wounded when their

bicycles hit a land mine on Route 5 in the capital district of Battambang

province. Police, who blamed the Khmer Rouge, say the mine was laid 200m from

the boy's school.

Jan 29: Moto-taxi driver Sao Seng, 38, is robbed at gunpoint by three

offenders of his Sangyang motorcycle near the Kirirom cinema in Phnom Penh at

3:45 am.

Jan 29: Three armed offenders rob Thai Sopheap, 21, his Honda 70cc

motorcycle while sitting in front of his house on Pasteur Bld in Phnom Penh at

4:15 pm.

Jan 30: Barber Bin Sambin is killed when an armored personnel carrier

drives over him after hitting his motorcycle on Route 6 near Kompong Speu

provincial hospital. Witnesses say soldiers in the APC simply remove his body

and motorcycle off the road and drive on.

Jan 30: Moto-taxi driver Kim Kem Seng, 22, is robbed by three armed

offenders off his Honda C70 motorcycle in front of the National Pediatric

Hospital in Phnom Penh.

Jan 31: Two armed offenders rob Sum Sithary, 30, of her Honda 100cc

motorcycle when she stops to have a flat tire mended in front of the Faculty of

Architecture on Street 19, Phnom Penh. The thieves ride off but, realizing the

stolen bike has a flat tire, stop to have it fixed at another place. They escape

while police are arriving.

Feb 1: Keo Lida, 24, is robbed at gunpoint of her Honda 100cc

motorcycle by three offenders riding near the Tax Office on Street 130, Phnom

Penh, at 7 am.

Feb 1: Captain Noun Samath, 39, working for the General Staff

of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces, is arrested for murdering his second wife

at a weapons control check point in Stung Mean Chey district, Phnom Penh. Police

say Samath had shot and killed his second wife, Srey Pech, 35, and stole a

diamond ring, other jewelry and some cash at a Phnom Penh guesthouse on Dec


Feb 2: Police arrest Pech Horn, 30, about 60 km Southeast of Phnom

Penh for a $2500 swindle of an official in Koh Kong. Police say Horn sold a fake

ancient supernatural statue - supposed to protect its holder from cuts and

bullets - to Land Title Office official Ieng Chantha. Chantha later realized the

finger-sized statue was fake and complained to police.

Feb 2: Chorn Thanthivathana, 20, is robbed at gunpoint of his

Honda 100cc motorcycle by three offenders after he stops to have air pumped into

a flat tire on the corner of Pasteur Bld and Street 184, Phnom Penh, at 7:30 am.

- Summarized by Moeun Chhean Nariddh from Khmer newspapers.



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