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Police Blotter: 18 April 1997

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March 28: Kong Thai Pheang, 36, an accountant, was gunned down by unidentified

men at 8:30pm in Balang Lech village Stung Sen district Kompong Thom province. Police

said the incident was prompted by malice. The offenders escaped without robbery.

 

March 30: Chhun Toch, 37, a Siem Reap deputy criminal police, was killed

by four gunmen at 7:30pm on St 156, Phnom Penh. The victim was on his way to pick

up fugitives from Siam Reap in the capital. The gunmen escaped.

April 1: An unidentified night club girl was killed and two drivers seriously

injured in a traffic accident at 3:30 am on Pochentong Blvd. The victim was in a

car driving too fast and hit a car that was carrying vegetables in the back.

April 1: Sok Saroun, 53, was seriously injured by unidentified men who

beat her over the head with a stick and robbed her of 20,000 riels about 4am near

Psar Chas Market. The offenders escaped.

April 2: Hi Fung, 27, a Vietnamese man, was killed by a mob of people after

he attempted to steal a motorcycle at 1am in Sangkat Chba Ampov, Khan Meanchay.

April 2: Oun, 18, was gunned down and Thy, 18, was seriously injured, at

5:30 pm near Banteay Slek Khan Chamcarmon, by their friend after an argument. The

offender ran off.

April 2: Four out of eleven robbers who broke out of jail Mar 4 were gunned

down by police in an exchange of gun fire at the old Independence Hotel in Sihanoukville.

The robbers were holed up in the seventh floor.

April 3: A monk was killed by a gang of drunkards shooting guns everywhere

while he was asleep at his son's house at 9:10 pm in Boeungkuk, Kampong Cham.

April 5: Meas Sokhom, 41 was shot dead by two gunmen riding a 100cc motorcycle.

The incident took place at 10:30am at house 496 street 271, Sangkat Toul Tom Poung

II.The motive is still being investigated.

April 5: So Pirom, 35, a moto-taxi driver, was seriously injured by two

robbers at 10:30pm in Sangkat Sras Chork, Khan Daun Penh. The assailants struck him

with a hatchet two times on the head. The offenders escaped with the victim's motorcycle.

April 5: A 13-year-old girl, Khim Sros, was killed by a robber to steal

her earring worth about 0.5 chi of gold ($23) at 1am in Baray commune, Kompong Cham.

The assailant struck her with a hatchet seven times, and then ran off without being

caught.

April 6: Meach Sung, 41, a brick factory worker, lost her right hand in

a machinery accident which happened when she was pushing bricks into the oven. The

accident took place at 9am in Chrang Cham Res.

April 7: El Theara, 29, was killed by Toch Tek, 27, who stabbed and hit

him with a stick after they had argument about a debt of 100 riel while they were

playing cards. The incident took place at Prek Hou village Kandal Stung district.

The assailant escaped.

April 7: A 60-year-old, named Son, was killed and three others were seriously

injured in a traffic accident (they were all riding one moto bike) at 3:30pm along

National Road 3 near Poung Toak commune. The front wheel of their motorcycle blew-out

and they hit a car.

April 8: Leng Phan, 31, was seriously injured by her step daughter Soso,

16 , who stabbed her while they were having an argument at 9:30 am in Sangkat Chras

Chak, Khan Daun Penh. Soso was arrested by the military.

April 8: Along, 33, who was the head of a robbery gang was gunned down

at 5:40 pm in Borey Kela, while he was exchanging bullets with police.

April 8: Kompong Chhnang police and military police seized seven AK-47s,

65 bullets, one M16 and 3 rockets for a B40 rocket launcher from a villager at Chong

Koh village, Kampong Chhnang province. Police said that all the confiscated weapons

had no licenses.

April 9: Two cars that belonged to Mr Iem Ratha, a First Prime Minister's

Cabinet official, and Prom Chong, of the Ministry of Finance, were stolen by burglars

about 11pm from a government apartment building on St 240.

April 9: FM 98 MHz Radio Station located at Borey Kela, was burned down

because of an electrical short circuit. All of the broadcasting equipment was destroyed.

- Summarized from Khmer newspapers Kos Santepheap and Rasmei Kampuchea by Bou

Saroeun.

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