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Police Blotter: 15 July, 1994



June 22: Two robbers, who used chloroform to make moto-drivers faint

to steal their motorcycles, are arrested by police in the Red Light district of

Toul Kok, Phnom Penh.


June 24: Sing Chanthou, 26, a soldier of Division III, is killed while

playing with a hand grenade that accidentally explodes in Prek Takow village,


June 24: Police arrest Ieng Song, 19, for theft at his house in

Sangkat Beong Kak II, Phnom Penh. Song confesses that he and his five partners

have conducted eleven past robberies.

June 26: French national Vrig Mon Christiane and two colleagues

working for Medecins Sans Frontieres are robbed of a white Land Cruiser

(ONG1165) in front of their office on Street 287 at 9:45 pm by four men armed

with three handguns riding on two c100 Honda motorcycles.

June 26: Vietnamese national Sin Tueyng, 28, is stabbed to death by

Sing Pheuk in Sangkat Sras Chak, Khan Daun Penh. Tueyng refused to allow his

daughter to marry Pheuk because Pheuk is a gambling man. Police are trying to

find Phuek.

June 27: Five robbers armed with four AK rifles and a K54 handgun

steal $80 worth of gold and 25,000 riel from a family in Khchao village, Kompong


June 27: Policeman Ngeng Chiv, 25, is robbed of his c1100 Honda

motorcycle by two bandits armed with a K59 handgun riding on a c100 Honda

motorcycle at 7:30 am on Street 63, Phnom Penh.

June 29: A gang of armed bandits traveling by car steal an ancient

sculpture and a Naga sword from the Neak Poan temple in Siem Reap after the

guards were unable to confront the gang.

June 29: Police confiscate an 80 kg 12th century Naga head being

smuggled out of Siem Riep province at night by a thief driving a car 1 km from

the Banteay Srei temple.

June 29: Seven armed bandits, dressed in military uniform, steal $800

worth of gold, a tape recorder and three watches from Chiv Nang, 41, in Sanlong

village, Khsarch Kandal district.

June 29: Military Major Chun Singha and Lieutenant Chun Sim are

arrested by the Kompong Speu Police while they are taking four stolen cows to be

sold in the Psar Kompong Tram market, Kompong Speu province. The offenders

confess they have committed such thefts several times previously.

June 30: A gang of criminals fire six shots killing Ou Im, 21, at 8 pm

in Tramoth village, Prey Veng. The criminals escape safely. Police say the

motive is malice.

July 2: Three armed robbers steal a maroon Crystal motorcycle from

23-year-old Phnom Penh University student Tep Bopha at 11:20 am on Street 240,

Phnom Penh.

July 3: A white Land Cruiser (ONG280), belonging to the Mission of

Charity, is stolen at 10:30 am from the driver Sim Sikhan by three robbers armed

with two K59 handguns riding on a c100 Honda motorcycle. Three Indian nuns are

pulled out of the car by the bandits when it is stopped in front of Wat Samroang

on Pochentong boulevard.

July 3: Yeng Savy, 22, a waitress in the Neak Poan Night Club,

is shot dead and her boyfriend Chhay Noy is seriously wounded in a house near

the Pediatric Hospital in Phnom Penh. Police investigating the case say Noy is

already married to another woman.

July 3: Two military officers are shot dead and another is seriously

wounded when a verbal conflict breaks out between two groups of drinkers in a

restaurant on Street 136, Phnom Penh. Police confiscate from the two gangs a red

Corolla car, an M16 gun, a K59 handgun, a wrist watch and a platinum


July 4: Thorng Ratha, 24, is robbed of his c100 Honda motorcycle by

two armed bandits at 7:45 am at Toul Tumpoung market.



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