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Police Blotter: 23 February 1996

Police Blotter: 23 February 1996



Feb 3: A railway defense policeman died and three of his neighbors were

injured when a grenade he was carrying exploded in Chheu Bourn village in Kandal

Province. The policeman, Kourn Sovanmony, 30, had gone home after drinking and dancing

in the village rice-cleaning ceremony when the grenade exploded.


Feb 5: A man with two wives shot one of them seven times in Tmor Kom village

in Kompong Speu Province. Kean Who, 30, threatened his first wife, Nou Sim, 19, while

drinking, then pushed her into a stone and shot her, police said. She survived. Kean

Who was arrested. His second wife is 17.

Feb 5: A motorcyclist speeding around the Independence Monument at midnight

hit a motobike and was thrown to the ground and knocked unconscious. Police say Lu

Sony, 25, a military policeman, was hurrying from his home to headquarters and supposed

no other traffic was on the street.

Feb 5: A vegetable vender from Kandal, visiting relatives in Phnom Penh,

was threatened and robbed of her motobike by three armed robbers.

Feb 6: Two armed men on a motobike hit Uy Sokha, 29, a municipal intervention

policeman, on the head and stole his motorcycle near Dong Kor Pagoda in Phnom Penh.

Feb 7: A woman and a child gathering wood behind their house were seriously

injured when a grenade the child found exploded in Trorpaing Trach village in Kandal.

Art Pov, 10, picked up the grenade while he and Gneuk Heun, 32, were looking through

wood behind their house.

Feb 7: Three robbers in military uniforms invaded the home of a woman in

Nou Kong village in Kampong Speu Province and shot her twice with AK47s. She was

shot in the neck and hand.

Feb 8: A hit-and-run driver killed a moto taxi driver in front of Deum

Kor market. Sat Magnn, 49, was run over by the Nissan, which sped away.

Feb 8: A woman who stepped off a moving moto trailer to grab a new 100

riel note was killed when she stumbled and hit her head. Ven Sok, 40, died in the

accident on National Route 5 in Kampong Chhnang Province.

Feb 9: A man beat his younger brother to death with a wood stick after

the brother kicked their mother in Phoum Thom Kahang Thoung village, Kandal Province,

police say. Van Say, 27, ran away and is being hunted in the death of Vann Sem, 19,

who started kicking their mother after she asked him to fetch firewood.

Feb 9: A pregnant 20-year-old woman told police she had been raped many

times by her father, and he was arrested. They live in Phlov Po Vong village in Pursat


Feb 10: Two suspected moto thieves died in a shootout with police in Chamkarmon

district of Phnom Penh. Rour Samei, 30, and Em Ken, 46, were believed to have stolen

the moto of Van Sarom, 28, in Toulkok. They started shooting when officers confronted

them, according to police.

Feb 10: A Cabinet Ministry soldier was seriously injured when he drove

his moto into a tree near the office of the Council of Ministers. Prak Savoeun, 23,

was taken to Preah Sang hospital with head injuries.

Feb 10: A robber used a plastic toy gun to steal taxi driver Sokna's moto.

Sokna, 22, a police officer who drives the moto taxi in her off-duty hours, picked

up the passenger at a squatter area near the Russian Embassy and was driving him

to Svay Popei pagoda when the theft occurred. The robber ran away but was arrested


Feb 10: Four robbers in police uniforms took a passport, two airline tickets

and 500 francs from French tourists Lahalle Jean Philippe, 27, and Carboni Jean Paul,

30, near the Martini night club on Mao Tse Tung Blvd.

Feb 11: Two robbers took 30 domlung of gold - about $13,500 worth - four

domlung of platinum and a bag of jewels from a gold dealer in the Dem Kor Market.

The robbers pointed a K59 handgun at dealer Pesh Sary, 47.

Feb 12: Angry construction workers threw stones, broke store windows and

burned a security post at a luxury hotel being built near Dem Kor market. About 300

workers at the Regency Square project demonstrated after a security guard hit a worker.

Feb 13: A husband and wife were splashed by acid by an unidentified person

along Monivong Boulevard. They were driving their motobike from Orasey Market to

their home.

Feb 13: A young man was found dead in a river in Kandal Province. Police

say he was last seen on Feb 8 after motoing away from his house with three friends.

Police are searching for the killer.

Feb 13: Four bandits on two motobikes stopped a car and robbed a couple

of money and jewelry. Kim Lay, 55, a National Blood Donation staffer, and his wife,

Ouk Mic, 54, were driving to their home in the Psa Thmei II district.

Feb 13: A staffer at the Ministry of Public Works was robbed of his motobike

by two people as he brought his daughter to work in the Toek Thla garment district.

Feb 14: A group of tourists performed artificial resuscitation on a young

swimmer pulled from the Tonle Sap in front of the Royal Palace. Police rescued Om

Cham Reun, 10, when he floundered while swimming.

Feb 14: A cement truck driver hit the brakes when police ordered but couldn't

stop in time - so five officers beat him up and seriously injured him. Om Learn,

28, was at the Tep Phan corner near the end of a Poipet-to-Phnom Penh run when it

occurred. A crowd intervened to stop the beating, with one man puling out a handgun

and threatening to shoot.

Feb 14: A motorcycle hit and killed a pedestrian on Monivong Boulevard

early in the morning. The driver was knocked unconscious.

Feb 15: Two men shot and killed Sen Kea, 45, near a fuel station on Kampuchea

Krom. They fired five shots at him, hitting three times, and ran away.

Feb. 15: Police shot and killed a man stealing 15 glasses from a glasses

shop in Psar Kandal market. Bun Ken, 47, died.

- (Reported from Khmer newspapers by Ly Chhiv Rong, Soly Vannpok, Lor Saly

and Chhun Phaveng.)


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