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Police Blotter: 03 November1995

Police Blotter: 03 November1995



Oct 10: Four armed robbers rob a family of jewelry worth more than $10,000

at a house on St 161 in Phnom Penh at 6:30pm. The offenders handcuff the family and

bandage their mouths, while they search for their jewels. The gang leaves five pairs

of handcuffs and a roll of bandage in the house.


Oct 10: Moto-taxi driver Tea Thai is poisoned by two men who steal his

Korean Honda c100 motorcycle in front of the Royal Palace. Thai falls unconscious

for two days after drinking three glasses of beer with poison in it.

Oct 13: A 22-year-old Chinese man from Singapore is shot and killed in

while testing a sacred charm believed to protect people from bullets. Police says

the victim and five other Chinese and Khmer friends who work at the Holiday Hotel

made a trip to a rural area in Kompong Chhnang to get the sacred thing. They put

it on a tree stump and fire pistols at it. But the guns do not work. The Chinese

man fell into complete trust, puts the lucky charm in his shirt pocket and lets a

man shoot at him. Unfortunately, the bullet fires, penetrates his body and also injures

another man in the leg. The person who fired the gun runs off.

Oct 18: Lam Dong Nam, 56, and his daughter, lam Sok Lang, 18, is robbed

at gun point of a bag of jewelry worth US$10,000 by two armed offenders in a white

Camry car at the corner of an ally and street 136, Sangkat Phsar Thmei, Phnom Penh,

at 6:45 am. The victims were taking the jewelry to the market to put on sale.

Oct 18: Phnom Penh police arrest Lun Saing Huor, 23, who broke out of PJ

prison with ten other prisoners last October. Huor had been jailed for killing two

naval officers in Feb 1994. He and the man who allegedly paid him $2,000 to kill

the two were sent to court but only Hour went to trial and sentenced to PJ. The hirer

was released for reasons that could not be understood.

Oct 18: Kompong Chhnang police discover 13 bombs laid by the Khmer Rouge

on the railway track in Chorng Morng commune, Tuk Pos district. A police patrol finds

the bombs after their fuses were lit and manages to extinguish them before they explode.

Oct 19: Twelve people, including eight women, are wounded by a shell fired

by the Khmer Rouge into the northwestern border town of Poipet, at night.

Oct 20: Buth Khom, 30, is shot and wounded by two offenders in an attempted

robbery of his motorcycle on street 163, Phnom Penh, at 12 midnight. Khom manages

to run away for help. The offenders escape after they could not start the stolen


Oct 22: Army Lt Meas Sarorn, 40, is shot and killed by his wife, Pich Chinda,

30, in his house on Norodom Blvd, Phnom Penh, at 11:30pm. Some witnesses say Sarorn

was drunk and pulled out a gun to threaten his wife. While they struggle for the

gun, his wife misfires it. But other witnesses say Chinda deliberately fired at her

husband who is drunk every night and would treat Chinda badly. Chinda escapes, leaving

her three young children at home.

Oct 24: San Sam Oeun, 25, is arrested after he shots and kills his wife,

Dip Kimly, 21, in a conflict at their home in Thbong Khmom district, Kompong Cham,

at 7pm. Police say Oeun shot his wife and then shot into his own shoulder, and walked

into bush behind the village, where he is arrested.

Oct 24: Nuon Sophon, 22, a student at the veterinary school, is shot and

killed by one of three drunken soldiers in front of the Law School on Monivong Blvd

at 9:15pm. Witnesses say Sophon was called by the soldiers to stop his motorbike

and is shot at when he doesn't. Police arrest two soldiers shortly after the incident.

- Summarized from Khmer newspapers by Moeun Chhean Nariddh.


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