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Police Blotter: 22 May 1998

Police Blotter: 22 May 1998

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May 3: Ngov Moeun, 43, a Rek Reay (Happy) photograph shop owner was killed

along Charles de Gaulle Blvd. A source said that the victim was shot by two on motorcycles.

Police concluded that this incident was prompted by malice.

May 3: Four people were killed and at least 30 injured by a traffic accident

in Samrong district, Ta Keo province. Eth Chantha, 12, one of the victims said that

the truck which was carrying sand hit her truck and it collapsed.

May 4: Two people were killed and four seriously injured by a bolt of lightning

when they tried to shelter from the rain under a boat they were repairing. The incident

took place at Prek Samroung village, Kampong Cham province.

May 4: Ngeth Sokhom, 36, a robber was shot dead by police after he tried to escape

from police when they took him to show where his accomplice was. Police said that

he brought police to where he was hiding, got a gun and shot back at police. The

incident took place on the corner of Streets 234 and 231 in Khan Toul Kok.

May 4: Bou Vannarith, 34, and Buth Leap, 32, were killed in a traffic accident

by a truck which ran over their heads when they fell off their bike on Street 271

near OíBek Khaom sector. A source said the victims maybe were drunk because there

was a can of beer near their bike. The truck driver escaped.

May 4: Chea Sovan, 57, committed suicide by jumping from his house on the 4th

floor of the building block because he was disappointed with his life because he

could not go and live with his family in the United States. A neighbor said that

his wife is an artist teacher who lives in USA and always sent money to him.

May 5: An unidentified robber was killed by a secretary to the chief of a commune

when people tried to rob his house in Koh Rongeang village, Kandal province. He said

that at 1 am a dog started barking and he saw two people climbing up to his house

so he shot them. One was killed and the other was wounded but escaped.

May 6: Three people were killed by a mob near the CMAC office in Toul Kok when

a CMAC security guard arrested them during a robbery.

May 7: Yong Knoun, 37, was killed by his neighbor who shot in the air to try

to stop the gaming people who had an argument over 1000 riels owed. But unfortunately

the bullets hit the pillars and then hit the victim who attempted to stop the argument

too. The incident took place Srolop village Kampong Cham province. The shooter escaped.

May 8: Meas Srey Lak, 20, was trying to commit suicide by drinking poison after

she was married for four days. The incident took place at Thmey village, Kandal province.

May 9: Oum Phanna, 38, an economic policeman was killed by Chhem Sophal who was

the victimís friend. They enjoyed many drinks in the drinking shop at Tom Nop Rolouk,

Sihanoukville. The source said that Sophal was so drunk and tried to push his gun

and shot in the air attempting to prevent the group of drinkers from leaving the

table. But his arm was out of control so the bullet hit his friendís head and he

escaped.

May 10: Lee Do, 28, a French national died in his house at Boeung Tompon, Khan

Meeanchay. The police concluded that the body had alot of drugs in it.

May 10: Ngweng Yang Tho-eung, 28, a Vietnamese just arrived Cambodia was killed

by a mob of people after he tried to steal something from a villagerís house by using

a knife to threaten and stab three times a person who tried to help the victims,

at Sa Ang district, Kandal province.

May 15: Two snatchers were killed by a mob of peole after picking the necklace

of one passenger who rode a moto on Kampuchea Krom Blvd. near President hotel. One

of his accomplices ran off.

May 17: Hem Chandara, a robber was killed by military police after they brought

him to show where his accomplice was, at Sangkat Toul Sang Ke, Khan Toul Kok. A source

said he jumped from the car and tried to escape but military police shot to threaten

him but unluckily the bullets hit the offender.

ñ Sumarized from Khmer newspapers Rasmei Kampuchea and Koh Santepheap by
Bou Sarouen.

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