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Police Blotter: 05 June 1998

Police Blotter: 05 June 1998

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May 19: Men Samon, a train security guard and Chhun Sok-hoeun, an engineer were

killed after a train hit a truck on the way from Banteay Meanchay to Battambang at

Phnom Touch village, Monkul Borei district.

May 20: Kouv Noy, 33, was kidnapped by two people wearing traffic police uniforms.

The culprits stopped the victim's car at a traffic checkpoint and pushed the victim

into a car and drove away. The incident took place at the corner of Sisowath Blvd.

and Street 240.

May 21: Chea Sophanith, a policeman, was killed and Mom Srey Neang, a cook,

was seriously wounded when they were hit with a stick by an unidentified man as they

rode to the woman's home. Both worked at the Bodyguard Department. Police concluded

that the incident was a robbery.

May 22: Sok Leang, 58, a cyclodriver was killed by gunmen when they shot at police

after an argument about a traffic accident. The bullet missed the police and hit

the victim while he was sleeping in his cyclo near the Mirama Restaurant on the corner

of Streets 93 and 136.

May 23: Two unidentified people were killed in a traffic accident on Route

6A at 23:30 pm in Russey Keo district. The driver fled.

May 25: Ouk Vanath, 27, a bodyguard of Chea Sophara, was wounded by a gunman

who shot at them when they stopped their car on Route 5 in Russey Keo district. A

source said that the victim was wounded.

May 26: Hour Cheu, 46, was kidnapped by five gunmen at his brother's gas station

at Veal Vong quarter, 7 January district. A source said that an offender attempted

to kidnap his brother who is the gas station owner but when they pushed him into

a car he fled successfully.

After that they took Hour Cheu instead of his brother and drove away.

May 28: Ek Samnang, 15, was killed by gunmen who shot at the ground but the

bullet ricochetted, hitting the girl who was trying to stop her friend from arguing

with her boyfriend. The incident took place in front of the Post Office. The offenders

escaped.

May 29: Chea Heng, 23, a TV repairman, Chay Piv, 20, a camera repairman and

Hun Srey Phy, 18, a restaurant dancer were killed by the group of gunmen in front

of House 128ECo in Veal Vong quarter, 7 January district after they left a dancing

place. A source said that the incident was prompted by revenge or a dispute over

the girl. The offender escaped with a victim's motorcycle.

May 29: Yin Paris, was killed by police after he tried to escape from police

when they brought him to show where his accomplice was. The incident took place at

Boeng Kok II, Toul Kok district. Police said that he had committed 27 robberies and

almost every time he killed his victims.

May 30: Lay Sokha, 45, committed suicide by hanging himself after he ran up

debts of about $150 and became disappointed with his wife.

May 30: Ngweng Minh, 27, a Vietnamese man was killed after a group of moto-taxi

drivers stopped him and beat him after he robbed one moto-taxi on Kampuchea Krom

Blvd.

May 30: Sok Veng, 47, was killed by gunmen who shot him twice in the head

at #43Eo Street 105, Takhmao. Veng Sineth, the victim's daughter said the offender

had loved her for a long time but didn't come to ask to marry her so her parents

gave her to another man.

A source concluded that the offender came into the house to attempt to kidnap the

woman because she was supposed to get married in five days.

- Summarized from Khmer newspaper Rasmei Kampuchea and Koh Santipheap by Bou Saroeun.

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