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Police Blotter: 25 September 1992

The following listing of recent crimes committed in Phnom Penh is excerpted

from the Sept. 11 edition of the People's Police newspaper.

Aug. 26: A group of six people, three of whom were dressed in military uniforms,

robbed construction contractor Ri Phon, 45, while he was asleep of a gold ring, a

cassette player, and a watch.

Aug. 26: Som Borin, 22, a soldier in the 7th Division, gave a man a lift on

his motorcycle from the Ambassador Hotel to the Monk Hospital at 10:50 p.m. On the

way a group of five people on motorbikes in civilian clothes-cohorts of the man being

given a lift-followed Som's motorbike, riding closely and pointing a K59 pistol at

him, forcing him to stop.

The men shot at Som twice but missed both times. The men then hit him with the gun

before making off with his motorcycle.

Aug. 26: The Australian UNTAC base at the naval soldier school was broken

into at 4 a.m. and robbed of 80 cases of canned food, a 200 amp battery, and petrol.

Aug. 28: The younger brother of a city policeman living on Street 169 left

his house at 2 a.m. to urinate. Six men dressed in military uniforms tried to rob

him, threatening him with four guns and four hand grenades. Hearing his brother yell

for help, the policeman, Touch Sophal, 34, picked up a K54 pistol and came out. The

offenders robbed him and took his gun before fleeing.

Aug. 28: Five people dressed in military uniforms with AK-47 machine guns

entered farmer Mann Vanny's house in Russey Keo district. They robbed him of 20 grams

of gold, a watch, 180,000 riel, a family card, and seven land ownership certificates.

Aug. 28: Ly Sopheap, 20 was robbed of his C70 motorbike at 11 p.m. while driving

along Cambodia-Soviet Union Street. Five men on motorbikes-three of whom were dressed

in military uniforms and carried handguns-pushed Ly to the pavement and hit him on

the head with a gun before escaping with Ly's motorbike.

Aug. 30: Customs Official Nhem Kem, 27, was robbed of his Honda Dream 100

motorcycle at 7:30 p.m. across the street from the Royal Hotel by three men, one

dressed in a military uniform armed with a K59 pistol. After taking Nhem's motorcycle

the men fired two shots and fled. Nhem Kem fired four shots back.

Sept. 2: Bread seller Kim Sovan-nara, 28 was robbed of a motorbike at 4 a.m.

at the corner of streets 144 and 198, Beng Pralit quarter, by three men, some of

them dressed in military uniform, brandishing an AK-47 rifle and two handguns.

Sept. 2: While Cheng Hout, 42, was chatting at 8:45 p.m. in front of his house

on Street 106, Monorum quarter, three men in civilian dress with three guns driving

a Honda Dream 100 motorbike stopped at his house and took his C90 motorbike.

Sept. 1: Prom Rom, 36, a farmer in Trapoeng Sela village, Dong Ko district,

gave a lift to three people on his motorbike at 7 p.m. They pulled a gun on him and

took his motorcycle.

Sept. 7: Poeng Vanna Loeun, 16, was robbed of her motorbike by two men with

a handgun at 10:10 p.m. while coming out of a video rental shop in Toul Kork district.

Sept. 7: Three men fired a shot at the ground while robbing Sok Chay, 28,

of his motorbike at 8:20 p.m. in front of a video rental store on Street 128, Monorum


Sept. 8: Seven offenders with three guns entered a newly-built house in Boeung

Keng Kang I quarter at 2:30 p.m. and robbed construction workers of 8 grams of gold,

300,000 riel, three wrist watches and a cassette player.

- Translated by Moeun Chhean Nariddh



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