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Police Blotter: 18 November, 1994

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Oct 26: Pomg Hor and Yan Yun, Khmer Rouge soldiers in Division F800, report themselves to the authorities in Srey Santhor district, Kompong Cham. They also surrendered a motor boat, two B40 rocket launchers, six AK-47 rifles, five CKC rifles, one M16 rifle, one M79 rifle, one M60 rifle, one R94 rifle, five B40 rockets, four M79 rocket propelled grenades, twelve land mines and some other military hardware.

Oct 27: An offender hits and wounds moto-taxi driver Nguon Siek, 18, with an iron tube at 2:30 pm to rob his Honda Cub 50 motorcycle in Thnoth village, Beong Chumpun commune, Khan Chamkamon, Phnom Penh.

Oct 27: Moto-taxi driver Sao Bunthoeun, 27, is robbed at gun point at 8:30 pm of his Delux motorcycle by two offenders on Street 271 in Sangkat Phsar Deun Thkow, Khan Chamkamon, Phnom Penh.

Oct 29: Chhoy Chhen, 28, born in Kompong Chhnang, and Duong Lim, 29, born in Kompong Thom, Khmer Rouge soldiers in Division 785 shoot and kill their commander, and surrender to the authorities in Svay Rompay commune, Kompong Leng district, Kompong Chhnang, along with two AK-47 rifles and a B40 rocket launcher.

Oct 30-31: A man riding in a tourist van and another riding in a Land Cruiser are respectively shot and killed and wounded when a gang of six Khmer Rouge guerrillas attacks their vehicles on Route 4 in Sre Ambel district, Koh Kong.

Oct 31: A gang of Khmer Rouge guerrillas attacks Trapeng Svay village, Chi Kreng commune, Siem Reap, and kidnap about 40 per cent of the people in the village take them into the jungle. They are thought to pressganged into acting as munitions porters.

Nov 1: Some 236 houses of the people in Srayang village, Srayang commune, Kulen district, Preah Vihear are burned down by a gang of some 50 Khmer Rouge guerrillas in Division F616 from O village in Siem Reap while they are looting their property. Twenty tons of rice and 20 tons of beans are also burned down, three cows killed and 16 cows rustled by the gang. Meanwhile, in Chi Kreng district, Siem Reap, some 30 Khmer Rouge guerrillas blow up a bridge in Spean Thnong commune and kidnap 23 villagers, including a school teacher.

Nov 1: Five women, a man and a girl are injured when an unidentified gang of three armed men riding on a motorcycle throws a hand grenade at 8:40 pm into the house of Meas Chhun, working for the Forestry Department in Phnom Penh, in Tuk Thlar village, Tuk Thlar commune, Russei Koe district, Phnom Penh. Chhun says he doesn't know what has caused the attack on his family, but he says that between September and October he opened fire twice in front of his house to frighten some offenders trying to rob his family.

Nov 2: Phan Sambo, 29, is arrested at 9 pm by police while he is trying to rob a motorcycle using a toy gun at the corner of Streets 176 and 430 in Khan Chamkamon, Phnom Penh.

Nov 2: Police arrest Yin Bun, 20, and Sok, 28, at the Soriya bus stop in Sangkat Phsar Thmei I, Khan Daun Penh for alleged involvement in the robbery of a truck in Kompong Chhnang.

Nov 3: Mei Chan, working at the Military Museum in Phnom Penh, is robbed at gun point at 4 am of his motorcycle by three offenders near the French Language Center in Sangkat Beong Rang, Khan Daun Penh, Phnom Penh. Chan says he was working on his part-time job as a moto-taxi driver and was robbed by the three after giving a lift to one of them from the Pailin hotel.

Nov 3: An offender, dressed in military uniform, with a K59 handgun and a hand grenade robs moto-taxi driver Kong Thoeun, 40, of his Honda Cub 50 motorcycle at the old stadium on Monivong Bvld at 5 am.

Nov 5: Chea Porn, 32, is seriously wounded at 4:30 pm while digging soil behind his house to grow banana trees. He struck and exploded an American 82 mm mortar shell buried in his farm in Bareach village, Svay Chrom commune, Khsarch Kandal district, Kandal. Police says the mortar shell was left from the Lon Nol regime, when the area was used as a military barracks.

Nov 7: Chum Vuthy, 24, is allegedly robbed of his Honda Cub 50 motorcycle by six civilian and military policemen carrying three AK rifles and a hand gun while they stop him at 4:30 am for a security check at the southwestern corner of the Olympic Stadium in Sangkat Phsar Deum Ko, Khan Toul Kok, Phnom Penh. Police believe the offenders are bogus officers.

Nov 11: Six armed robbers in military police uniforms hold up a money van with more than $700,000 belonging to the Krung Thai Bank's Phnom Penh branch at a checkpoint while it is heading for the Pochentong Airport to send the money to the bank's headquarters in Bangkok by a 1 pm flight. The offenders make the four officials get out of the van and drive it away with some of their collaborators driving a accompanying car behind. The van is later found abandoned. Cambodian authorities find that the robbers' uniforms left at the checkpoint are not genuine. Later four men are arrested and $100,000 of the loot is recovered.

- Summarized by Moeun Chhean Naridh from Khmer newspapers and the Bangkok press.

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