Police Blotter: 013 January 1995

Police Blotter: 013 January 1995

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Dec 24: Forty-one houses and a rice mill are burned down when some 30

Khmer Rouge guerrillas raid Svay commune, Samaki Mean Chey district, Kompong

Chhnang, at 10 pm. Six villagers are forced to carry the loot, including gold,

money and even household utensils, from the commune.

 

Dec 24: Sok Ra, 23, is robbed at gunpoint of his motorcycle by two

offenders when he stops to buy some fruit at Psar Kandal market, Phnom Penh at

8:10 pm.

Dec 25: A Khmer passenger, Sereirath, 32, is wounded by a bullet when

three men in an illegal patrol boat open fire on a passenger boat on the Mekong

river near Prek Liv commune, Kang Meas district, Kompong Cham at 10:30 am. The

offenders stop chasing the boat, going to Phnom Penh, when they realize a

passenger has been injured. People say illegal checkpoints, demanding as much as

one million riels from boats, are mushrooming along the Mekong river.

Dec 26: Two boys, aged only 12, are arrested for robbery by Kien Svay

district police in Svay Rieng province. The two are alleged to have stabbed and

wounded moto-taxi diver Leng Eng, 35, while stealing his motorcycle on Dec

22.

Dec 27: Three houses are burned down when about 20 Khmer Rouge

soldiers attack a village in Tumpor Meas commune, Kompong Speu, at 11 pm. The

guerrillas kidnap the head of the Chrolong Nhos village and steal some of the

people's property.

Dec 27: Three offenders hit moto-taxi driver Neak Seng, 42, on the

head with a handgun and steal his Cub 90 motorcycle and a Radio watch on Street

95, Phnom Penh. He was giving a ride to one of the offenders, when the others

approached on another motorcycle.

Dec 28: Two International Broadcasting corporation reporters and their

driver are robbed by five offenders carrying two AK 47 rifles while returning to

Phnom Penh from Takeo. The bandits force the three to drive to the foot of a

mountain on the Takeo-Kampot border, where they demand $1000. The offenders fire

into the ground when the victims say they do not have the money, before taking

their video camera, walkie-talkie radios and some cash.

Dec 28: Husband Suong Kim San, 27 and wife Iv Thida, 24 are arrested

by the Phnom Penh Crimical Investigation Police for involvement in a failed

robbery of a gold shop on Dec 27, 1993. One robber was killed and another

arrested during the robbery.

Dec 28: Kim Davuth, 33, is arrested shortly after a robbery of a

moto-taxi driver near Pochentong International Airport. Police confiscate the

victim's motorcycle, a chain of keys, a pocket knife and a bottle of chloroform

from Davuth.

Jan 2: Eight passengers and train staff are killed and 30 wounded when

Khmer Rouge guerrillas attack a train in Kompong Chhnang, about 50km from Phnom

Penh. A large amount of goods, valuables and money are taken from

passengers.

Jan 3: Kong Chan Dari, 14, is accidentally killed when a bullet from

an unknown source hits her in Chroy Basak village, Prek Pra commune, about 10 km

southeast of Phnom Penh.

Jan 4: Vietnamese national Trung Duk Nha, 16, is arrested by police

for involvement in a Jan 2 robbery attempt of a moto-taxi driver north of the

Psar Thmei market in Phnom Penh.

Jan 4: A 91-year-old Buddhist nun, Chhim Neang, is killed with an ax

by attackers who rob her of two dumlengs of gold [worth about$900] at Wat Kien

Khleong in Chroy Chan Va commune, Russeikeo district, east of the

Cambodian-Japanese bridge. Police arrest two suspects.

Jan 5: Five houses, 11 goods stores, a jute factory, two trucks, and

two tractors are set alight by a gang of some 30 Khmer Rouge guerrillas who

attack Samroang Khnong commune, Ek Phnom district, Battambang, at 11:40 pm. The

bandits retreat when counter-attacked by government militias and soldiers.

- Summarized from Khmer newspapers by Moeun Chhean Nariddh

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