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Police Blotter: 30 June1995

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June 11: A gang of nine armed soldiers in military uniform riding in a

car with a military number plate smashed six glass boxes containing gold at the

Psar Thmei market in Banteay Meanchey and stole as much as 20 dumlungs of gold

[$9,200], 10,000 baht and 50,000 riel. Two of the offenders are later arrested

by the Svay Chek police.

 

June 11: Oum Chhoeun uses an ax to chop and kill his brother-in-law

who is attempting to steal Chhoeun's cow at night in Trea village, Samroang Tong

district, Kompong Speu.

June 15: Commune headman Kun Sarith, 35, drinks pesticide and kills

himself at being unable to live under the poverty stricken conditions of Prek Ho

commune, where he has to support his wife and five children. Ta Khmao district,

Kandal.

June 17: Policeman Tep Ratana, 31, is robbed of his moto by three

offenders carrying two hand guns near the Russian Embassy in Phnom Penh at

3:50am. Ratana is on his part time motor-taxi job and was carrying the three

offenders on his Honda 50cc motorcycle.

June 18: Two Pakistani men are arrested by Neak Loeung police in Prey

Veng after using tricks to steal $2,000 from a drink shop at Suong market in

Kompong Cham.

June 18: A bicycle fixer hangs and kills himself from a tree at a

pagoda near the Olympic stadium because he was tired of his chronic illness

which he could not afford to have treated.

June 18: Two security guards are killed and two others wounded when a

gang of 40 Khmer Rouge guerrillas from Division 785 attacks the KCMKK and MAEDA

construction companies in Phnom Del village, Batheay district, Kompong Cham, at

9pm. The guerrillas steal $599, 150,000 riel and other materials. Witnesses say

during the 30 minute attack there was no intervening force from the government

coming to help

June 19: Char Tharith, 25, drinks pesticide and kills herself after a

conflict with her husband in Prek Treng village, Kien Svay district, Kandal.

June 19: Policeman Khieu Tong, 23, working for the Economic Criminal

Office, is shot and killed by a drunk policeman while he is riding on his

motorcycle with his friend on street 215 at the Depot market in Phnom Penh at

6pm.

June 19: People find the body of Thov Nan Chy, 42, a taxi driver in

Kompong Chhnang who has been murdered and left in a bush by a gang of

unidentified criminals, who robbed his Toyota Camery car. His brother says Chy

disappeared on June 12 after four men rented his car to Phnom Penh.

June 19: Two passengers are killed and three others wounded when a

gang of three soldiers from an illegal checkpoint opened fire at a Nissan

pick-up truck carrying fish from Siem Reap to Banteay Meanchey. A later report

said one of the offenders was arrested by the military police.

June 21: Bun Vath, 18, a one-legged amputee, is arrested for his

collaboration with another offender in hitting a moto-taxi driver to rob his

motorcycle on street 337 in Sangkat Beong Kak 2, Phnom Penh, at 8pm.

June 21: A man is shot and killed by the house owner while trying to

steal a 50cc motorcycle on street 348, Sangkat Tuol Svay Prey 2, Phnom Penh, at

12:40pm.

June 22: A young girl is killed and seven other children injured by a

lightning strike while they are playing in Ampov Prey village, Kandal Stung

district, Kandal, at 6pm.

June 23: A thief broke into the Agricultural Material Office in

Kompong Chhnang and stole 2.5 million riels. The office chief said the thieves

came after the office guard left to do his farming at 5am.

June 25: Cyclo driver Khen Khorn, 39, is seriously wounded by two

offenders who shoot him from a motorcycle, while he is standing on the side walk

on Mao Tse Tung Blvd in Sangkat Psar Deum Ko, Phnom Penh at 7pm.

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Summarized by Moeun Chhean Nariddh from Khmer newspapers.

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