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Police Blotter: 20 October1995



Sept 29: Yin Ann, 47, Leng Thol, 44, and Yann Tha, 27, are shot and killed

by two armed criminals who fire an AK-47 rifle at the two cousin brothers and nephew

to rob their $600 motorcycle in Prey Angkut village, Peam Ro district, Prey Veng,

at 7pm.


Sept 30: Police shoot and kill robber Phang Chantha, 38, in a stolen car

near Wat Niroth east of the Monivong bridge at 3pm. Police say Chantha robbed the

car from a woman near the Orrusey market in Phnom Penh in the same morning. Police

arrest another offender who is wounded by Chanta after he misfired his gun.

Sept 30: Than Chea, 28, from Kampuchea Krom, is blinded in one eye after

his wife splashes a bottle of acid over his body in a fit of jealousy. Chea had come

to see his relatives in Kompong Chhnang and worked as a barber during the Phchum

Ben Festival. His wife came from Kampuchea Krom to look for him and found him speaking

"flowery words of love" to a cake seller nearby. She bought the acid and

threw it over her husband, and fled back home.

Oct 1: Thirty Cambodian farmers are captured by Thai border police who

accuse them of illegally entering Thailand in a province bordering Cambodia's northwest.

One of them, Tuon Kuon, 20, told Thai police that 70 Cambodians had paid $140 each

to a Khmer and a Thai "merchant" who promised to get them good salaried

jobs in Bangkok. Thai police met Tuon wandering in a rice field and walked him to

his hide-out. Thirty of the 70 farmers were captured, the rest fled.

Oct 1: Banteay Mean Chey police discover a KR cache of 112 artillery rounds

of big guns hidden in Thmar Puok district since the last dry season.

Oct 2: Chinese Liu Chang Dy, 47, is murdered by unidentified offenders

who broke his head with an iron chair and severed his penis in a room at the Penh

Cheth Guest House on street 136 in Phnom Penh at 6pm. Police arrest five Chinese

suspects. The investigation is continuing.

Oct 2: Chea Sok Sreng, a 39-year-old timber dealer, fires three shots from

a K54 hand gun and kills himself in his villa on street 288, Phnom Penh, at 9pm.

Family members say Sreng has had a chronic illness which could not be treated.

Oct 2: Lim Ear, 41, is shot and killed in his car by two university students

who failed to get a bar girl from the victim in front of the Asia Town hotel on Monivong

Blvd at 11:30pm. The killers, Noeu Sokhom, 21, and Rin Ponnarith, 20, are arrested

24 hours later while coming out of the Riverside Night Club at 11pm. A K59 hand gun

is confiscated.

Oct 3: Thai border soldiers kill three Cambodian soldiers accused of entering

Thai soil after an armed battle with the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia's northwest.

Oct 3: Military police confiscate a 10kg ninth century Buddhist brass statue

from Hun Sothy, 30, at the Andong Chenh check-point west of Battambang. Sothy says

he has bought the statue from a scrap dealer in Phnom Penh, and was taking it to

Banteay Meanchey.

Oct 4: Battambang Court hands over two ancient statues confiscated from

offenders by the provincial cultural office. The antiques are a twelfth century brass

statue of the perfect lady from the Banteay Srey Age, and an eleventh century stone

statue of Visnu from the Angkorian Age.

Oct 4: Waitress Chan Atra, 21, is seriously wounded by another woman who

stabs her four times in a money dispute at the Mohasambath Night Club on Monivong

Blvd, Phnom Penh. The offender accused Atra of breaking the rules and not sharing

tips with her boyfriend, a "strong man" security guard.

Oct 4: Moto-taxi driver Sorn Reth, 32, is shot and killed by two armed

offenders who rob his Korean made Honda C100 motorcycle in Thmar Tuk Dach village,

Kompong Cham, at 4:40pm.

Oct 5: Moto-taxi driver Phauk Phok, 25, is poisoned and killed by unidentified

offenders who rob his motorcycle at the park in front of the Phnom Penh Railway station

at 8pm.

Oct 7: So Neang, 25, is shot and killed when a drunken soldier fires aimlessly

at a crowd while eating and drinking on Route 4 in Sre Ambel district, Koh Kong.

The soldier manages to escape.

Oct 9: Three destination protection policemen are arrested for raping two

young women at Wat Phnom, Phnom Penh, at 9:30pm. Witnesses say the two women in early

20s come from Prey Veng to work at a car wash here.

Oct 9: Farmer Meas Karn, 21, is seriously wounded by two unidentified gunmen

who fire two shots at her while she is sleeping on a bed in front of her house in

Prey Sar commune southwest of Phnom Penh at 7pm. No details are reported.

- Summarized from Khmer newspapers by Moeun Chhean Nariddh.



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