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Police Blotter: 19 November 1993

Police Blotter: 19 November 1993

Oct. 29: Three armed men rob moto-taxi driver Sok Savoeun, 30, of his Deluxe

50 near the TV antenna in Toul Kork.

Oct. 30: Phnom Penh Criminal Investigation Police arrest Heng Sophat, 28,

in Phnom Penh Tmei commune, Russey Keo district, and charge him with armed robbery.

A K54 handgun and a Cub 50 motorbike are confiscated.

Oct. 30: People in Somroang Leu commune, Phnom Penh, beat to death a criminal

in the act of robbing Sin Vanna, 31, of a motorbike. The robber, who had shot and

wounded Vanna, is killed by villagers when his handgun runs out of bullets.

Nov. 1: Traffic policeman Seng Bun Thorn, 28, robbed of his Suzuki motorbike

by two armed men in front of the office of the Council of Ministers on Pochentong

Street.

Nov. 1: Unsuccessful robbery occurs on Street 251 when motor-taxi driver Gnet

Bun Tha, 24, resists robber and grabs his rifle, leaving him to flee empty-handed.

Nov. 3: Two men armed with a handgun rob Reach Sovann, 29, of his motorbike

at 7pm on Kampuchea Krom Street.

Nov. 3: Police arrest Sriv Kong, 35, near Psar Tmei market, Phnom Penh, and

charge him with "persuading people to play cards" after he won six motorbikes

and other valuables.

Nov. 3: Phnom Penh police arrest Phin Chea, 24, at Beong Kak lake while attempting

to break into a house at 1:30am.

Nov. 4: Police discover the body of a man in his early 20s floating in Beong

Ha lake, Phnom Penh. The victim was strangled with a piece of black nylon rope

Nov. 4: Police launch investigation into the fatal shooting of Lt. Khun Chri,

26, working at the National Security Ministry.

Nov. 4: Police arrest Soy Sim, 19, and Im Ty, 27, near Psah Chah market, Phnom

Penh, and confiscate a motorbike and a K54 handgun.

Nov. 5: Three armed men on a motorbike rob Gech Luong, 44, of her motorbike

at the corner of Streets 22 and 63 at 12 noon.

Nov. 5: Two thieves carrying handguns rob Ok Virak, 29, of his motorbike on

Street 310 at 6:40pm.

Nov. 6: Uk Sophealy, 28, working for Samart mobile phone company, is shot

and seriously wounded at 6:30pm when a man armed with a handgun steals her Crystal

motorbike on Street 178 in front of her office.

Nov. 6: Four family-members murdered at midnight by unidentified criminals

in Svay Rieng district, Svay Rieng province. Police launch investigation.

Nov. 6: Thai national Soum Yin, 40, working for Redd Barna, held up and robbed

on Street 228 by four armed men at 7:45pm. One Land Cruiser, $2,000, 2,000 baht and

one gold necklace are stolen. The car is later recovered by police at Neak Loeung

ferry ten hours later when a middle man attempts to take it to Vietnam.

Nov. 7: A brothel madam and her husband are arrested by police on Street 70

at Toul Kork and charged with buying kidnapped student Srey Onn, 14.

Nov. 8 : Dangko district police arrest Touch Meth, 31, and Mar Kon, 35, and

confiscate an AK-47 rifle and a motorbike in Pek Kdei commune. The two are believed

to have stolen six cows and sold them to a butcher.

Nov. 10: Khan 7 Makara police arrest three men accused of stealing a Russian-made

lorry belonging to the Phnom Penh Transportation Company on Nov. 7.

Nov. 10: Sok Nguon, 50, shot and killed and his Cub 90 motorbike stolen by

two men armed with a K59 handgun on Pochentong Street near the office of the Council

of the Ministers at 6:30pm.

Nov. 10: Police arrest Yan Sim, 31, near Wat Stung Meanchey, Phnom Penh, at

2:30am and charge him with attempted robbery. A Deluxe 50 motorbike and a K59 handgun

are confiscated.

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

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