Police Blotter: 25 August 1995

Police Blotter: 25 August 1995

 

Aug 18: Two veteran robbers are shot and killed by police on

the eastern side of Chroy Changvar

 

bridge 7:40 am. Police chased them after they shot and wounded Beth

Sindarong, 45, and robbed his Honda motorcycle in front of the Prasath Pich

cinema on Monivong Blvd. Police say one of the offenders, Rim Yom, had been

arrested and charged in court in June this year on 11 counts of robbery but had

not been jailed. A third member of the gang escaped.

Aug 16: Police arrest three offenders - including Lt. Kim Chinda, 30,

and Lt. Lo Phirom, 25, both working in the Defense Ministry's General Staff -

for kidnapping two bar girls at a Phnom Penh night club on Aug 15. The two women

were raped before being taken to Sihanoukville for sale into prostitution. A

brothel owner there could only afford $250, while the offenders demanded $1,000.

The gang then drove the victims back to Phnom Penh intending to go to another

province, but were caught in the capital.

Aug 16: Police Lt. In Sophal, 35, fire three shots from his AK47 rifle

then kills himself in his office in Takhmao at 2am. Friends say the father of

five told them he was very sad.

Aug 14: Two people are killed and two children wounded when a

Russian-made hand grenade explodes in Kompong Cham. Witnesses say one of those

killed was a drunk man who let the live grenade drop from his hand.

Aug 12: Lt. Pich Peth, 21, an army officer in Division 12, is shot and

killed by Lt. Nuon Sovann, 20, who works in the Defense Ministry's Budget

Department, while they are drinking wine in a Karaoke shop on St. 267 in Phnom

Penh. Witnesses say the two were playing with their guns, pointing them at each

other, while they were very drunk. Sovann is arrested on the spot by the

military police.

Aug 9: Farmer Som Sor, 51, and his 24-year-old son are shot and killed

by five offenders who rob four of their cows in Damnak Char village, Kompong

Cham. Nobody dared to offer help to the victim when they were shouting for

help.

Aug 8: A robber is beaten to death by villagers after he stabbed and

killed a moto-taxi driver to rob his motorcycle in Prek Thom village, Kien Svay

district, Kandal.

Aug 8: An unidentified gang breaks into a crocodile farm at

Kompong Chhnang and steal 60 young crocodiles. Police are investigating.

Aug 5: Police arrest Hong Pov, 27, after he shot and killed

Kuch Chim, 63, after he failed to repay $100 he had borrowed from his family in

Borey Kamakor village, Chbar Mon district, Kompong Speu.

Aug 2: Sun Reth, 35, is tied to a rubber tree by two armed offenders

dressed in military uniform who rob his motorcycle in a rubber plantation in

Chhouk commune, Kroch Chmar district, Kompong Cham, at 8:30am.

- Summarized by Moeun Chhean Nariddh from Khmer newspapers.

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