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Police Blotter: 12 July 1996


Jun 23: A drunken policeman was badly hurt when he crashed his car into

a military policeman's car parked at the side of the street in front of the National

Assembly at 11:15pm.


Jun 25: A sum of $19,150 was stolen by an unidentified thief at the premises

of the Anko company offices. Chan Khemma, 40, an accountant in the company said she

received the cash from an Anko branch office in Takao and put it in the drawer of

her desk. An expert policeman said it looked like an inside job.

Jun 26: Ngourn Tan, 38, a commune official in Prey Veng province, was badly

wounded in the stomach by an unidentified man while he was guarding his ricemill

from theft, at 2pm.

Jun 27: Motor taxi driver Mon Simon, 26, lost his motorbike after he was

given sleeping poison by a customer who insisted he share a drink at a brothel in

Toul Kork. Simon said after an hour and a half he was unconscious.

Jun 28: Sim Ravoth was arrested by police in Khan 7 Makara, Phnom Penh,

after he swindled his friend Cheng Seiha's motorbike. Seiha, 25, said Ravoth insisted

they go to Boeng Soben bar, when Ravoth asked to borrow the bike and disappeared.

Ravoth was arrested seven hours later, at midnight.

July 2: Neang Chan Sitha, 26, from Khan 7 Makara and his partner Pen Hun,

31, were both arrested on June 29 for their part in "many" robberies of

motorbikes, which they took and sold at Kompong Speu town.

July 2: Nou Sovannarith, 35, a policeman in Kandal was shot twice in the

head by a drunken friend wielding a K59 pistol. His friend escaped; Sovannarith was

badly wounded.

July 3: Long Sidet, 23, a brick factory worker, drowned in the Mekong river

in Phnom Penh after he went for a dive at 5pm.

July 3: Em Kosal, 27, a student at the Faculty of Medicine stangled himself

to death with an electric wire after he had earlier unsuccesfully tried to drink

poison. His sister said Kosal lost more than $30,000 in the gambling in Holiday Casino,

Phnom Penh.

July 5: Sok Dyna, 20, was killed by an electric shock after he tried creeping

under the floorboard of his neighbor Sin Samy's house to rob it. Samy,40, is an officer

at the Faculty of Arts; Dyna was a student there.



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