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Police Blotter: 11 June, 1999

Police Blotter: 11 June, 1999


May 24: Chhun Sothavy, 18, a pupil from Toul Svay Prey Junior High School

in Phnom Penh was shot dead at 7:30 pm by robbers who took his motorbike while he

was leaving the private English school for his house nearby in Toul Svay Prey 1 precinct,

Chamcarmon district. The robbers escaped safely.

May 24: Sieng Yoeun, 27, was shot dead by policemen in Kandal village, Kratie,

while exchanging fire after he robbed Vak Kong and took a motorbike and12 domleung

of gold. Police said another robber, Men Vanna, 29, was arrested.

May 26: Suy Heu, 40, a Chief of Militia, was shot dead with an AK-47 at night

while he was stepping down from his house in Pur Ban commune, Kandal. The victim

was shot once in his chest and died immediately. The motivation for the killing is

not known. However, police said the victim had a history of robbing the villagers.

May 27: An unidentified man was killed and his body dropped inside a bag on

national road A in Prek Leap village precinct, Russeikeo district. Police reported

that an inspection of the victim found that his head suffered massive injuries and

his throat was cut.

May 27: Four kidnappers were arrested by policemen in Sihanouk-ville after

they captured a family and brought them into the forest to demand $40,000 ransom.

Police said the capture came after a woman, Muy Eng, 41, complained to the court

when she was released after she agreed to pay 110,000 baht.

May 28: Sou Kia, 45, an agent of police was killed and his body dropped on

a road in Toul Kok district. Police said the victim, who was a resident in Boeung

Keng Kang 2 precinct, was shot once in his chest. The victim's wife said her husband

was killed in a robbery.

May 30: Two suspected thieves, Prak Doung, 25, and another unidentified man,

were beaten to death at 4:00 am by some students in Botum Vadey pagoda, Phnom Penh

city, while they were forcing open the house door of a monk to steal motorbikes there.

Another escaped empty handed.

May 30: The body of an unidentified woman was found floating in a canal in

Siem Reap village, Kandal. Police said the victim was tied around her neck and her

face suffered massive injuries. The motivation for the killing is not known. However,

police said the victim looked like a worker in a garment factory.

May 30: An unidentified man was beaten to death by local people in Kraing

Thnong commune, Takeo, when he tried to rob a moto driver of the motorbike on which

he was a passenger. Police said Sum Sophal, 25, the motorbike owner, was stabbed

in his temple and waist.

May 31: A Vietnamese unidentified thief was shot dead at midnight by policemen

while exhanging fire as he tried to escape after he forced open a house door in Phsar

Kandal 1 precinct. Police said two others escaped.

June 1: The body of Lon Then, 21, was found floating in the river in Prek

Pan village, Kandal, two days after he went missing on his way home from a dance

in Svay Tany. An inspection of the victim found that his face suffered massive injuries

and his tongue was cut. Police already know who the criminals are, but they escaped.

June 4: Mok Sakhon, 23, a broadcaster on Bayon Radio, was shot at 6:10 am

and injured by robbers who took her motorbike while she was riding from her house

to an English school along Preah Norodom Blvd. The incident happened in front of

Lux cinema in Chey Chum Neas commune, Daun Penh district. The robbers escaped safely.

June 5: Two unidentified women and a man died immediately at 8:30 am on National

Road 4, while riding a motorbike, which was hit by a Mercedes car. The incident happened

in front of the district hall of Ang Snoul. Police said the body of a motor taxi

driver was cut off separately. The car driver escaped safely.

June 5: Khoeun, a robber was beaten to death at 8:40 pm by local people while

robbing Taing Sam Aun and his wife Sam Narin who were riding a motorbike near a railway

in Teuk Thla commune, Mean Chey district. Taing Sam Aun was beaten and his head suffered

massive injuries by three others who escaped.


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