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Police blotter: 19 march 1999

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March 1: Vorn Vuthy, 31, was shot dead with a K-54 hand gun by policemen in

a midnight conflict at a Toul Kork karaoke shop. The owner reported that the victim

wanted to sing alone. The criminals escaped safely.

March 2: Suspected robber Lim Tong, 25, was shot dead with a K-59 hand gun

by national military police, in Tomnop Tek precinct, Chamkar Mon district. The victim's

family claim Lim Tong committed robbery, and have asked for local authorities to

investigate.

March 3: One person died and sixteen others were wounded when unidentified

terrorists threw a grenade into a Vietnamese karaoke shop in Chamkar Morn district.

Most of the victims were Vietnamese. The local authorities said they believed the

attacks were racially motivated.

March 3: Two policemen were seriously wounded when kidnappers exchanged gunfire

in Toul Kork district. The victims were Kong Sarin, from the Municipal police, and

In Sarik, from the Ministry of Interior. The kidnappers escaped safely.

March 4: Yim Mong, 52, was shot dead with a K-59 hand gun in a small conflict

at his house on the railway in Toul Sangke pagoda precinct, Russei Keo district.

The victim was shot by Heng Kao, an Anti-Drug policeman in the Ministry of Interior.

The criminal escaped.

March 4: A motor-taxi driver, Sam Dany, 31, was chopped by a man who attempted

to rob him in Khbal Spian Thmar precinct, Mittapheap district, Sihanouk-ville. The

robber escaped empty-handed.

March 4: Five people were arrested by local security while drinking wine with

two grenades in their hands in Chbar Ampoeu market precinct, Mean Chey district.

The people confessed that they got the grenades from Samlot when they were fighting

there.

March 5: A grenade was found at 8:30 am in front of Lavmi Sikau Shanghai restaurant,

Monivong Blvd, Boeung Keng Kang 2 precinct, Chamkar Mon district. The local police

affirmed that this grenade was hid here by an unidentified person in order to threaten

the restaurant owner for money.

March 6: Phay Phin, 30, was found dead at 4:30 am in front of a school at

Sras Chak commune, Daun Penh district. The police reported that the victim, who was

a petrol seller, was chopped by unidentified persons in a conflict while he was

drinking wine with his friend.

March 6: Li Vay, 37, was found seriously wounded in his working house in

Kantauk commune, Ang Snoul district, Kandal. An inspection of the victim found that

he was chopped on his head by his workers. The victim's wife reported that her husband

died after he was sent to hospital. The criminals escaped.

March 7: Man Kong, 22, died, and Hang Thiam, 18, was injured while riding

on a motor taxi which was hit by a truck. The victims were garment workers from Kampong

Cham. The accident happened on st. 271 in Toul Kak district. The truck driver escaped.

March 8: Soy Leng, 62, was seriously wounded in a revenge shooting while he

was riding on a motorbike at 11:00 am in Sangkat Phsar Doeum Thkau precinct, khan

Chamkar Mon. The police said two unidentfied assailants escaped safely.

March 8: Dong Seng, 82, died while he was receiving an erotic massage at a

Phnom Penh parlor. He had been to the parlor three previous times, and died while

touching and kissing his masseuse. Police ruled he died of natural causes.

March 8: Kak Thin, 33, was arrested by local police after he allegedly murdered

his father to steal 400,000 riels from the sale of a cow. The incident happened in

Ta Tay village, Tram Kak district, Takeo.

March 9: A Khmer-Islamic girl, Math Rokilas, 26, was shot dead with a K-59

hand gun at 6:30 am while leaving her house for work. The incident happened in Boeung

Keng Kang 2 precinct, Chamkar Mon district. The criminals, who intended to steal

her motorbike, escaped empty-handed.

March 10: Chhun Vipheak, 18, was found dead at 6:30 am in Toul Kanhchhat precinct,

Boeung Thom commune, Ang Snoul district, Kandal. The local police said the victim

was shot with a K-54 hand gun by his friends who wanted to steal his motorbike.

March 11: Four people were captured by policemen after a kidnapping in which

$70,000 had been asked for the victims. The kidnappers are Chap Kimvanna, Keo Vannak,

Sear Samnang, and Ky Tolla.

March 11: A glass shop owner, Chiv Long, 36, was found dead in a canal along

National Road 4, Kombaul precinct, Ang Snoul district, Kandal. Kim Sokun, Deputy

Chief of the district police reported that the victim was killed in the previous

few days, after he was kidnapped and a ransom of US$10,000 was asked.

March 12: A woman owner of an ice factory, Sok Nann, 35, was kidnapped while

she was exercising on the street near her house in Teuk Loak 2 precinct, Toul Kork

district. The kidnappers called the victim's family on the phone and demanded $70,000.

March 12: Five construction workers and four others were electrocuted in an

accident at the Parkway Square shopping mall. Police said they died while delivering

air conditioning units to the club on the third floor of the shopping mall.

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