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Police Blotter: 13 April 1999



Translated from Khmer newspapers Koh Santepheap and Reasmei Kampuchea by Aun


March 29: Chhun Koy, 56, and his wife Chu Eay Suy,42, were shot and seriously

wounded by three unidentified persons who attempted to steal his motor bike in Bot

Khbal Damrei village, Kampot province. The robbers escaped empty-handed.


March 30: Chan Saban, 18, a robber, was chopped and seriously injured by

the owner of a house he was attempting to rob at midnight in Svay Pak village, Phnom

Penh. Police said two other robbers escaped; Poeu,23, and Ny, 25.

March 30: The flying tiger police arrested three thieves who tried to escape

after stealing two motor bikes from Tin Chan and Moeun Chandarath in Boeung Salang

commune precinct, Phnom Penh. Police seized two hand guns and two motor bikes from

the suspects.

March 31: Suspected robbers Seng Dana, 29, and Prum Routha, 28, were captured

while drinking coffee in a video shop in Chamcarmon district. Police seized two hand

guns and a Toyota Camry from the suspects who are military policemen.

March 31: Vegetable seller Sang Chauch, 27, was stabbed to death in a quarrel

with his friends while drinking wine in Toul Kok district.

March 31: Two policemen, Yon Mony and Tid Khon were found dead in separate

houses in Sihanoukville. Mony, who had been robbed of a ring, necklace and $700,

was shot twice in the head. Tid Khon was shot three times in his upper body.

April 1: Nguyen Yangva, 19, was arrested by policemen after he stabbed

and beat his friend Nguyen Yang Soeung, 19, in a dancing quarrel. The incident happened

at midnight in Russei Keo district. The victim was sent to Calmette hospital.

April 2: A garment worker, Gnem Nareat, 30, was seriously injured by two

other workers who beat and stabbed her face in a quarrel in Kampong Toul village,

Kandal. The two offenders, Li Mom and Li Chheng, were arrested.

April 3: Tieng Teak Thei, 34, died immediately when his motorbike was hit

by a truck. The victim was a construction material seller from Sithor village, Kandal.

The driver, Ouk Thy, 40, escaped.

April 3: Suspected kidnappers San Thy, 27, and Soth Ra, 27, were captured

by military and police in Chamcarmon district, Phnom Penh.

April 4: A master robber in Kampong Speu, San Thy, was shot dead while

his accomplices exchanged fire after he was arrested by provincial police. San Thy,

who has also kidnapped and raped girls and women over the past ten years in this

province, was shot twice in the head and four times in the body.

April 4: A famous comedian, Prum Magn, was seriously wounded in a midnight

accident while driving from a banquet given by the new provincial governor of Kampong

Speu. Police said his shoulderbone and ribs suffered massive injuries.

April 5: A surgeon in Calmette hospital, Ti Nget Sarith, was abducted at

11:00 pm by kidnappers while driving to his house in Chatomuk precinct, Khan Daun

Penh. Sources said the kidnappers demanded $200,000 ransom.

April 5: An unidentified man was shot dead by a robber who took his motor

bike while he was stopping to urinate on national road 5 in Kandal.

April 6: A UNDP employee, Chea Dalida, 29, was shot dead at 7:45 am by

two robbers who attempted to steal her motorbike in Boeung Keng Kang precinct, Chamcar-mon

district. A construction worker, Le Yanva, 28, also died when the robbers and policemen

exchanged fire. The robbers escaped empty-handed.

April 6: A child, 4, was run over and killed during a car procession for

Bon Phka festival traveling from Kampong Chhnang to Mone Dob pagoda in Mean Chey

commune, Kampong Cham. The festival owner paid $800 to the victim's family for a

funeral ceremony.

April 7: An unidentified robber who stole a motorbike on 7 January was

shot dead by flying tiger policemen in Sangkat Veal Vong precinct.

April 7: Khen Sophoan, 18, was shot and seriously wounded while he was

observing an accident scene on Kampuchea Krom Street. Police said the victim, a pupil

from Santhor Mouk school and that the offender is already known. The policemen are

following up the shooting.

April 7: An unidentified robber was beaten and chopped to death at 6:00am

by villagers after he robbed a motor bike belonging to Khy Pheng in Srah Chak commune,

Phnom Penh. Pheng, 51, had became a motor taxi driver just two days before.

April 8: Two robbers died and three others were captured by Phnom Penh

municipal police while they were throwing a hand grenade to help them escape. The

incident happened on Preah Monireat Street in Chamcarmon. Police seized one hand

gun and one motorbike from the robbers.



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