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Police Blotter: 20 September 1996



Sept 4: Police arrest a moto robbing gang who sent ten motos over the border

to Vietnam during the past five months. Oun Rachana, 34, Nhy Vith, 21, and lou Sokun,

36, confessed they stole the motos and passed them on to a crooked moto dealer, Heng

Norasy, 35.


Sept 4: Chieng Chap, 22, a soldier with an engineering company near Pha'av

market, killed himself by drinking poison. His mother said he killed himself because

he was angry at her for not giving him money so he could get married.

Sept 6: So Sonan, 22, was arrested in Cham Karmon district, Phnom Penh,

for attempting to sell a weapon. An accomplice escaped.

Sept 7: 23 year old Sek was arrested by police and confessed to breaking

into the Cambodian Development and Research Institute in Tuol Kork the previous night.

Sek said he and a gang stole a computer and two refrigerators. Police recovered the

$2000 computer which Sek told them he had sold for $300.

Sept 7: Tann Nann, 39, was shot in the penis by his neighbor, Chann Peakdei,

after they argued about using the same toilet. Peakdei said Nann had threatened him

with a knife during the argument, but police arrested him anyway.

Sept 8: A husband and wife living in Cham Kar Mon, were chopped and beaten

by a neighboring family. Pov Lang, 39, said his wife had told a boy in the family

not to hang clothes across the path to her house. The woman was seriously injured

and taken to Kosamak Hospital.

Sept 9: A 28 year old soldier, Moul Savoeurn, threw a hand grenade into

the office of the Chba Ampov market. The grenade did not explode, Savoeurn was arrested

nearby and confessed that he had been paid $50 by an unidentified man to throw the


Sept 10: Heng Kona, 18, was arrested in his house in Kien Svay by local

police after Mrs. Tum Mao, 30, told police he had stolen her moto. Heng Kona, who

used to stay in Mao's house, confessed he borrowed the moto, but sold it for $140.

He said he used the money to buy new clothes and to spend three nights in a brothel

with a friend.

Sept 10: Vietnamese Chang Hiek Thay, 37, was arrested in the Olympic Company

mobile phone shop after his partner took three mobile phones and ran through the

shop door, knocking over the owner, Bun Hang, 44. Thay confessed to police who said

Thay had spent six months in T3 prison in 1988 for stealing a handbag at the Olympic


Sept 10: A Vietnamese man, Vin Yiang Uk, 30, was chopped with an ax in

the stomach and head by his wife while he slept after they quarreled about clothes.

Yiang Uk was taken to Calmette Hospital and his wife was arrested by police.

Sept 12: Five people were seriously injured during a quarrel about bad

smelling water from a water pipe in front of their shop. Sok Bun, 41, a gold seller,

was hit on the head and left armpit with an ax, and his wife, Ly Kheng, 42, was hit

twice on the head by ice seller Chhieng Lay, 40. Lay, his wife and another man were

also injured in the melee.

Sept 12 : Som Meun, 28, a soldier in Russey Keo district was shot five

times and killed by another soldier from the same district. The two had drank alcohol

together in the evening. The soldier who shot Meun disappeared.

Sept 14: Try, 24, according to people who live nearby, paid a ransom of

$40,000 after being kidnapped by two men on a moto in front of a house on St 222.

Police arrived at the scene after he kidnapped but could not intervene. Try said

nothing after he was released and did not call police to arrest the kidnappers.

Sept 14: Chom Touch, 28, shot and killed himself at his house on Street

71. Witnesses said Touch had an illness and left his driving job seven month ago.

They said he was depressed because he had not yet recovered.

Sept 15 : Two robbers were shot and killed on St 265 when they tried to

escape from police. Police said they wanted to catch the two alive but they could

not because the robbers had a gun and fired many times at them. The two were known

as Chann, 35, and Vanna, 27, who had previously been released from jail for robbery.

- (Compiled by Soly Vannpok and Chhun Phaveng from Khmer newspapers Koh Santapheap,

Raksmei Kampuchea and Chakraval.)



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