Police Blotter: 10 March 1995

Police Blotter: 10 March 1995

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Feb 19: A car driver is killed, five government soldiers and one

offender are wounded in a gunfight over ancient statues in Svay Chek district,

Banteay Meanchey. Four offenders were trying to take two small pieces of Yoni

statues from Tachou village in Svay Chek district for sale to Thai traders at

the Beong Trakuon border passage, when they were confronted by police on

patrol.

 

Feb 23: Gold seller Bun Nguon, 45, and his son are seriously wounded

when an armed gang of criminals riding in a Camry car, robs 40 dumleungs of gold

[1 dumleung = $460], $1,000 and one million riel at the corner of Kampuchea Krom

Boulevard and Street 257. Nguon and his son were riding on their motorcycle from

a market at 5 pm when the criminals robbed them.

Feb 23: Police arrest Chhith Samborn, 25, who escaped from prison over

a year ago, while he is having a hair cut in a house in Sangkat Tuk La'ak, Khan

Toul Kok, Phnom Penh. Samborn was originally arrested by police while he was

looting a goods truck on Route 4 near Pik Nil in early 1993. He escaped from the

PJ prison in Phnom Penh in July 1993.

Feb 24: Police stop a truck smuggling 50 cases of Remy Martin and 41

cases of Johnny Walker. The truck belongs to a transport company near Phnom

Penh. Another truck with 300 cases of wine escapes police knowledge - and the

raid.

Feb 24: Nath Kamsoth, 17, is shot and killed by a 19-year old girl for

an attempted rape in her house in Tbong Khmom district, Kompong Cham. Police

send the girl and a CKC rifle to court.

Ear Heng, 25, is shot and killed by an unidentified offender who fires an

AK47 rifle at him while he is eating with his mother in their house in Thmei

village, Kompong Chhnang at 9:30 pm. Police are investigating.

Feb 27: Some 22 million riel is stolen by a gang of burglars who break

into Kompong Chhnang's Fishery Office at 2 pm. The staff member on the night

guard shift is sick and is sleeping at home when the burglary occurs.

Feb 28: Leang, 22, takes pesticide and kills herself after her boy

friend withdraws his heart from her. Leang is six months pregnant. The woman,

from Battambang, had rented a room on street 346 in Khan Toul Kok, Phnom

Penh.

Feb 28: A villager is killed, two others wounded and 50 houses are

burned down when a gang of 200 Khmer Rouge guerrillas attacks Anlung Run

commune, Battambang at 7 am.

Mar 2: Sun Hay, 48, is wounded when his ex-wife, Sok Noy, 37, hits and

breaks his legs with an iron bar after a heated argument. Cyclo drivers help

take Hay to the Calmette Hospital in Phnom Penh.

Mar 3: Algerian national Henry Nchek Weram, 23, is arrested by

Cambodian police at the Thai City Bank in Phnom Penh for allegedly cashing a

stolen check. Weram came to Cambodia on Mar 28 as a tourist.

Mar 3: A gang of two Thai and two Cambodian offenders was arrested by

police at 10 am for illegally importing through Poi Pet some $1.5 million

[believed to be counterfeit] from neighboring Aranyaprathet in Thailand. The

police are holding the offenders while investigating to find out whether the

currency is counterfeit ones or has been stolen from an overseas bank. In Jan

Thai police arrested two Thai offenders on Thai soil bordering Khmer town of

Poipet, while they were trying to bring in fake $100 notes totaling $390,000.

Sources say there are some $10 million in counterfeit bills hidden in

Aranyapathet to be imported to Cambodia.

Feb 4: Lim Neang, 31, is robbed at gunpoint of his 100 cc Honda

motorcycle by three armed offenders riding on another 100 cc motorcycle on

Monireth Boulevard in Phnom Penh.

- Summarized by Moeun Chhean Nariddh from Khmer newspapers.

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