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Police Blotter: 11 March, 1995

Police Blotter: 11 March, 1995


Feb. 17: So Chun, 35, living in Thmei village, Kompong Speu, fell off

a 15 meter high palm tree, because the bamboo pole cut for climbing was old and

breaking. Chun is sent to the hospital, but he did not die, which is a



Feb. 17: A grenade explodes at 10 p.m. near the Dessert market in

Preah Sihanoukville, killing a woman and wounding four people. This is the first

explosion in Sihanoukville since the May elections.

Feb. 19: Counterfeit Lt. Col. San Vanny, 28, is arrested by the Khan

Toul Kok police at 9 p.m. at a guest house behind the Sokhalay hotel. He claimed

to be a Lt. Col. of the Royal Govt. Army and cheated a moto-taxi driver of his


Feb. 19: Prak Sorphea, 18, pours acid on her boyfriend and his partner

in Phnom Penh as revenge on the male mate, who repeatedly says that he only

loves her for pleasure.

Feb. 21: Hem Khan, 63, is sentenced to seven years imprisonment for

cutting and killing his wife while he is drunk in Kompong Po village, Kandal


Feb. 22: Three offenders are arrested by Khan Toul Kok police at 9

p.m. at Psar Moin Ang market, Phnom Penh. The three are accused of shooting and

wounding a trader. A c100 motorcycle and a K59 hand gun are confiscated.

Feb. 23: Four crooks carrying hand guns rob the office of the World

Food Program at 10:05 p.m. in Romchek IV village, Battambang town. The gang

threatened the guard to give them the keys of the car, but the latter did not do

so. The four broke the car window and stole 16,000 riels.

Feb. 23: Sok Sophal, 22, is shot and killed in a gun quarrel with a

man in Po village, Battambang province. The murderer escapes and the victim's AK

rifle is confiscated.

Feb. 23: Khan Daun Penh police arrest robber Nouth Savoeun, 31, at

10:20 a.m. in Phnom Penh. Savoeun admits that he has already conducted two

motorcycle robberies in association with five other offenders carrying two hand


Feb. 24: Huy Savoeun, 21, accused of committing fraud, is arrested by

police in Phnom Penh. He drives a rented car, and has cheated sellers at the

markets out of over ten Dumlungs of gold (1 Dumlung gold= 420 dollars).

Feb. 25: So Ann, 52, is shot and killed at 6:20 a.m., while his c100

motorcycle is robbed by three armed offenders on National Route 5 in Kok Trob

village, Battambang. Police say one of the criminals is a woman.

Feb. 25: A gang of Khmer Rouge soldiers loot some motorcycles and

cars, including that of an international organization, at about 6 p.m. on

National Route 5 in Dom Krasang village, Battambang. The gang keeps two cars and

a motorcycle, and free the others along with the international


Feb. 28: Two Cambodians say that Thai police are members of the

cross-border car smuggling gang, and are killed in an armed struggle with Thai

soldiers near Aranya-prathet on the Cambodian-Thai border.

Feb. 29: At least nine civilians are killed and ten others wounded

while 20 people's houses and all the stores at the market are burned down in an

offensive by the Khmer Rouge at 11 p.m. in Beong Pring village, Battambang

district. Villagers say about 30 to 40 Khmer Rouge soldiers fired riffles and

B40s at the market and the people's houses, and stole people's property. The

attack lasts for 40 minutes before the bandits retreated.

Mar. 3: A hand grenade explodes at about 5: 30 a.m. near the

broadcasting office of the IBC television station in the Borei Keilar( the

Sports City) in Phnom Penh. No serious casualties are reported. An IBC staff

says the grenade was thrown from outside. Initial investigation says the

incident is prompted by malice.

- Summarized and translated by Moeun Chhean Nariddh from Khmer



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