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Police Blotter: 22 April, 1994



April 2: Robber Sao Riem, 32, is shot dead in an armed struggle with

the police on street 310 Sangkat Toul Svay II, Phnom Penh. A policeman is

wounded in the struggle.


April 3: A gang of ten armed bandits loot a passenger truck in Kroch

Chmar district, Kompong Cham. Five $400 gold bars and other things are


April 4: Two armed men brake into house 38 on street 141 in Phnom Penh

at 2.45 pm. The victim Chay Seng is tied up and a watch and 20,000 riel is


April 4: Reach Sovann is swindled by a man who buys his motorcycle

with seven counterfeit $100 notes.

April 4: A man is shot dead and a lady injured by five armed bandits

who steal their motorcycle on the river bank near the Royal Palace, Phnom


April 5: A motorcycle which was stolen nine days ago is recovered and

returned to the owner. A motorcycle seller who is a friend of the victim

recognizes the vehicle and reports it to police. The offender has not yet been


April 5: Li Team Sriev, 40, is shot dead while sitting in his car by

two armed men on Kampuchea Krom street west of the Psar Thmei market . The

murder is said to be caused by malice over the victim's wood business.

April 5: Three motorcycles are stolen by armed robbers at three

different places in Phnom Penh. Nobody is hurt.

April 6: Prin Pen, 26, suicides by jumping off the Japanese friendship

bridge. His wife says Prin has had a chronic illness for over two years. This is

the first such incident since the bridge was repaired. In the 1970s there were

several jumps from the bridge caused by gambling debts and broken love.

April 7: A man in his mid-fifties is killed by a car which hits the

side of his motorcycle at 6.45 pm on Preah Monyvong Blvd, Phnom Penh. The car is

stopped on the spot by police.

April 7: A group of armed men kidnap a girl selling dessert at the

Battambang market. One of the men was to marry the girl but the wedding was

canceled after the girl's family found out the man was a widow with a child.

April 8: One man is seriously injured and two others slightly wounded

when their motorcycle crashes into the back of a car near the Monyvong


April 9: Police stop and confiscate a boat carrying 30-40 tons of

consumer goods which escaped a 35 percent import tax. The goods, brought in

through the sea passage at Sre Ambel, were sent by police to Phnom Penh.

April 11: Two robbers armed with handguns steal a man's motorcycle at

Psar Chas market in Phnom

Penh at 5.15 pm. While they are riding away the robbers fire shots at

the motorcycle owner who is shouting for help. The bullets miss him but hit a

woman, killing her.

April 14-16: His Majesty King Norodom Sihanouk pardons six prisoners

and reduces 82 others' sentences following a letter to the King submitted

jointly by the Ministries of Justice and Interior on

April 8. The prisoners have served one third of their sentences and

'are noticed to have proper character again'.

- Summarized and translated from Khmer newspapers by Moeun Chhean




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