July 3: Sam Yang Vo, 46, a gold seller at the Orussei market, and his
wife are kidnapped by three armed offenders while returning home to street 161,
Phnom Penh, at 4:40pm. The victims are later released after being robbed of 40
dumlungs of gold, US$2,000 and 200z,000 riels.
July 4: Three men are arrested in Kompong Chhnang by military police
after they tried to poison a moto-taxi driver to rob his motorcycle at a drink
shop at midnight.
July 4: Yim Vuthy, 44, working for the Water Transportation Company,
is shot and killed by his younger brother, Yim Pros, at the instigation of their
other brothers and sisters in Sangkat Chroy Changva, Russeikeo district, Phnom
Penh. It was a long running dispute in the family in which Vuthy had three wives
and this was said to have created a lot of problems. While Pros escaped, police
arrested two involved in the dispute - Yim Pich, Vuthy's sister, and her
July 4: One of two armed robbers is shot and killed by a moto-taxi
driver after they tried to rob his motorcycle near the Faculty of Law on
Monivong Blvd, Sangkat Beong Trabek, Phnom Penh, at 11pm. Policeman Meas Kosal,
43, working for the Protection Unit, says he was giving a ride to the two men
when one pulled out a hand gun and pushed him off his motorcycle. Kosal took out
his own gun and shot and wounded the robber. The other offender escaped. The
wounded offender is then beaten to death by pedestrians and people nearby.
July 4: A gang of seven armed men dressed in military uniform rob a
gold shop in Svaypo district, Battambang town. They steal 40 dumlungs of gold [1
dumlung=US$460], 20 dumlungs of platinum, US$20,000, 4 million riels, 10,000
baht, a motorcycle and an AK rifle.
July 5: Gecko hunters find the body of a girl aged about 20 in a cave
on the Kon Khlar mountain near Banteay Meanchey town. The body is believed to
have been there for two other three months. No other details were available.
July 6: The Korean manager at the Asia Town Massage Club is shot and
killed by unidentified armed man believed to be one of his staff while sitting
in his office on Monivong Blvd at 10:20pm. Witnesses say the incident occurs
after the club's security guards were told off by the Korean manager for some
wrong-doings in the club. Police are continuing their investigation.
July 6: Three armed offenders rob policeman Ith Vibol, 32, of his
Honda 50cc. motorcycle in Russeikeo district while he is taking his mother to
Phnom Penh at 6am.
July 8: Cambodian anti-drugs police arrest Nigerian national Peter
Brown, 35, and Zairian national Elommat Lontagha, 38, for the trafficking of
heroin in Phnom Penh at 11:30pm. No more details are available.
- Summarized from Khmer newspapers by Moeun Chhean Nariddh.