Police Blotter: 09 September, 1994

Police Blotter: 09 September, 1994

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Aug 20:

Two offenders are arrested while they are trying to rob a moto-taxi driver at 10 am in Chraes village, Phnom Penh commune, Russei Keo district, Phnom Penh. Villagers hear the victim's scream for help and come out with knives and sticks in their hands. The villagers beat the offenders and send them to the district police office.

Aug 22: Moto-taxi driver Kong Ann, 20, is shot and killed at 6:10 am by three armed offenders, one dressed in military uniform, while the gang, riding on a c100 Honda motorcycle, robs his vehicle near Calmette hospital in Phnom Penh.

Aug 22: Two armed offenders are shot and wounded by police while they are trying to rob another policeman who is filling his motocycle with petrol on Monivong Blvd in Sangkat Beong Keng Kang III, Khan Chamkamon, Phnom Penh.

Aug 24: Two offenders, carrying a hand gun, rob a man of his motorcycle immediately after he dropped his two children at the Santhormuk school on Mao Tse Tung Blvd in Sangkat Tuk Laak I, Khan Toul Kok, Phnom Penh.

Aug 25: Russei Keo district police stop a truck coming from Pursat at the Prek Pnoeu checkpoint and confiscate two hand guns from three passengers who confess that they are taking the weapons to give to armed robbers in the capital. Two of the offenders play tricks and escape.

Aug 26: Phnom Penh Criminal Investigation Police shoot and wound two offenders, one of whom later dies in hospital, and arrest four other robbers and associates. The gang was trying to steal a motorcycle from two lovers just east of the Independence Monument in Phnom Penh. During the nighttime incident the offenders panicked and opened fire at police, then crashed into a Toyota Land Cruiser in a vain bid to escape.

Aug 26: Chea Bun Long, 20, is robbed at 9:30 am of his Honda c70 motorcycle by an offender carrying a hand gun at the roundabout near the old stadium in Phnom Penh. The robber had earlier been riding on the back of the bike after pretending to hire the moto-taxi driver for 7,000 riels to take him from Saang district in the south of Phnom Penh to the scene of the robbery.

Aug 29: Three offenders carrying a hand gun rob a taxi driver Poun Vanna, 34, of his motorcycle at 4:30 am at the former Phnom Penh red light district of Tuol Kork.

Aug 30: Phnom Penh court sentences two offenders, Chea Sophal, 25, to three years and Mok Meng Lon, 39, to four years imprisonment, for armed robbery.

Aug 31: Peou Eng, 29, wanted for involvement in manslaughter in September 1993 in Mesang district, Prey Veng, is arrested by the Mean Chey district Criminal Investigation Police in Chak Angre Leu commune South of Phnom Penh. Police are arranging documents to send the man back to Prey Veng for trial.

Aug 31: Two armed offenders stop Buth Bunthara, 15, a student of the Indradevi High School, at gunpoint and rob him of his Honda motorcycle on Mao TseTung Blvd in Khan Toul Kok, Phnom Penh. The offenders leave behind their battered and faulty bike at the scene before they escape.

Sept 1: Some 50-60 staff of the Chak Angre Leu paper factory on the southern outskirts of the capital hold a lock-in during a dispute over redundancy payments. The staff hold two management officials hostage for several hours until Ministry of Industry officials agree to give final payouts to 52 workers.

- Summarized from Khmer newspapers by Moeun Chhean Nariddh.

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