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Police Blotter: 17 December 1993


Nov. 29-30: Vietnamese national Hou Phyhong, 24, and Thai Meng, 23, arrested

on Street 70 in Toul Kork. Police say the men used chloroform to overpower their

victims and steal motorcycles.

Dec. 1: Five people wounded at 7:30pm when a bomb explodes in front of house

23 on Street 170.

Dec. 1: Two robbers killed and another wounded by police in Kompong Talong

village, Kandal, after stealing a motorcycle from Khud Sambath, 19. The three refuse

to surrender and try to resist with a pistol and a hand grenade. No injuries to the


Dec. 2: Moto-taxi driver Keth Sun Toeun, 23, chloroformed and his motorbike

stolen by two men at Sangkat Tonle Bassac, Phnom Penh.

Dec. 3: Armed gang break into the construction site of the Choam Chao hospital

operated by the Mercy Mission on Route Three west of Phnom Penh. Four Indian nuns

and a driver badly treated and 20 sacks of cement stolen.

Dec. 3: Two armed men on a maroon Akira motorbike, rob a student of his Crystal

motorcycle on Street 259 at 12:30pm.

Dec. 3: Police swoop leads to arrest of Khow Unn, 29, alleged ring-leader

of a motorcycle theft gang, along with Ten Tuon, 28, and Sin Yon, 32. The three were

arrested in Tuol Roka village, Phnom Penh, while riding a Delux 50 motorbike allegedly

stolen from Meng Heang, 23, in Prey Veng province.

Dec. 4: Khmer Rouge unit commandeers boat at 9pm from Battambang town to Koh

Chivang commune, Ek Phnom district. Two civilians, one provincial fishing agent and

a government soldier killed.

Dec. 4: An unknown assailant throws hand grenade into a house on Street 144

at 4am, wounding nine people. Police launch investigation.

Dec. 5: Robbers break into the office of the Fuji company on Mao Tse-tung

Blvd., Phnom Penh. Nine stills cameras and one video camera are taken along with

one Crystal motorbike and a cassette player.

Dec. 5: White Toyota Hilux stolen in front of the Longviny restaurant on Po

Kambo road, Phnom Penh, at 6:30pm while Australian national Kerry Fishek and American

Elizabeth Weicht working for the Quaker Service America were attending a wedding


Dec. 5: Joint police operation involving Security Ministry's Criminal Investigation

police and the city and Uddong district police arrest Som Sokha, 25, and Chea Sakhoeun,

28, for allegedly stealing a Toyota Land Cruiser from the Battambang Red Cross.

Dec. 6: Moto-driver Neou Sambo, 26, robbed of his bike at 8:45pm by two men

carrying a K59 near Calmete hospital, Phnom Penh.

Dec. 8: Police launch search for Pow Sakan, 18, and an accomplice after white

Corolla Toyota is stolen from the house of Prum Sakhan, 47, in Sangkat Toul Tom Poung

II, Phnom Penh.

Dec. 9: Police arrest Chhim Ith, 22, in Svay Rieng and charge him with shooting

and seriously wounding Keo Ny in Damnak Thom village, Phnom Penh, and stealing her

motorcycle, a cassette player and ruby ring.

Dec. 9: Kompong Speu police arrest and charge five men with robbery after

a street search. An AK47 assault rifle, a K59 handgun and two motorcycles were confiscated.

Dec. 10: Pursat Police arrest Huot Se, 31, Sao Heng, 48, and Pow Sok, 38,

in Krako district and accuse them of the Dec. 7 theft of a UNHCR Toyota Land Cruiser

from Banteay Mean Chey. The UN vehicle, a K59 and an AK rifle are confiscated.

Dec. 12: An American national working for Assemblies of God is robbed of her

Toyota Land Cruiser (ONG927) on Route Three, about 10 km west of Pochintong Airport

after stopping to help a road-side accident victim. After taking him and two helpers

to hospital, one refused to get out and insisted on being taken back. He then pulls

a gun and takes over the vehicle. When she returned to the hospital there was no

sign of any victim.

Dec. 13 [2:45p.m.]: Two Cub-90 motorbikes stolen by a gang which broke into

a house in Sangkat Tuk Laak, Khan Toul Kok, Phnom Penh.

- Summerized and translated from local Khmer newspapers by Moeun Chhean Nariddh.



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