JULY 2: Police killed one person and arrested an accomplice after a robbery
at around 8 pm in Chruoy Changvar precinct, Phnom Penh. Police said Dy, 34, was shot
dead trying to escape after he stole a motorbike from Phan Pheaky, 30, an employee
at Electricité de Cambodge.
JULY 4: Two gunmen escaped after shooting a motodop driver in a robbery at
around 8 pm in Teuk Lang village, Dangkor district, on the outskirts of Phnom Penh.
A witness said Khat Koeun, 35, who came from Prey Veng province, was shot in the
groin and later died at Chantrea clinic.
JULY 4: A farmer, Khuot Var, 61, was knifed to death on his farm in Prek Loung
village, Battambang province. Police said Var was struck seven times while asleep
while guarding the farm. Police suspect a neighbor killed Var for stealing 7,500
baht he received from selling a cow the previous day.
JULY 5: Ngueang Thithy, 17, a hairdresser, was found dead at 8:30 am at Sochiev
guest house in Veal Vong commune, Phnom Penh. Police said the woman was brought to
the guest house the previous night by her boyfriend and stabbed once in the neck
then strangled. Police said the man probably killed her for her three gold rings.
JULY 5: Police arrested a karaoke worker, Sean Thy, 25, after she knifed a
German national, Marul Deutsch, 34, while staying at a guest house in Boeng Pralit
commune, Phnom Penh. The woman told police she became angry and stabbed Marul twice
because he forced her to use a sex drug for having sex.
JULY 6: Puot Samdaleak, 39, a military police lieutenant-colonel, was shot
dead at 3:45 pm while driving a car out of military headquarters where he worked
on Norodom Boulevard in Phnom Penh. Police said Samdaleak was executed with an AK-47
by a guard, Keo Sinoeun, who was angry after Samdaleak upbraided him for being on
duty without his helmet. Sinoeun escaped and remains at large.
JULY 6: Chhau Chamroeun, 44, was killed during a night-time argument in Prek
Treng village, Kandal province. Police said Chamroeun was grabbed and beaten to death
when he went outside to ask four drunken people why they had thrown rocks on the
roof of his house. The gangsters were angry after a dog barked at them as they were
returning home from drinking wine.
JULY 7: One robber was killed, an accomplice escaped, and two policemen severely
wounded in a shootout after the robbery of a motodorp driver at 8:30 am in Prek Ho
village, Kandal province.
JULY 7: Seap Samoeun, 36, was found floating in a stream in O'Kunthor village,
Kampong Thom province. Police said his body had been dumped there after he had been
killed elsewhere with a hatchet while returning home from his farm the previous night.
A neighbor, Khlim Seng, 55, was arrested for murder because Samoeun had recently
argued with him over a land dispute.
JULY 8: Three children were killed after returning home from a nearby school
at 9 am in Trapaing Chhouk village, Phnom Penh. Police said a cousin, Sam Samet,
23, killed his aunt, Ann Kimlan, 45, with a knife then slaughtered the children by
strangling them and cutting their throats. Keo Vanny, 41, and her daughter, Mao Nory,
12, were also knifed and seriously injured. Samet told police he was angry at his
uncle Mao Seng, a colonel at the Ministry of National Defence, who had dismissed
his adopted grandmother from the house.
JULY 8: Ngan Sopheap, 22, was sent to a clinic after he suddenly lost consciousness
at 5 am in Tuol Kay village, Dangkor district, on the outskirts of Phnom Penh. A
witness told police Sopheap had been poisoned while drinking wine with his friends,
who escaped with his motorbike.
JULY 9: Uch Chhoeun, 56, was found dead in the early morning in Trabek village,
Kampong Cham province. Police said he was knifed several times while returning home
from a neighbor's house where he had been drinking with a group.
JULY 10: Police sent a garment worker, Srey Nak, 19, to Chantrea clinic for
a medical surgery after she was shot three times with a K-59 handgun while riding
home on her motorbike at 7 pm in Prek Talong village, Phnom Penh. Police said two
robbers escaped empty-handed to Takhmau district after trying to steal her motorbike.
JULY 11: Khuon Heng, 34, of Tumnub Rolork commune, Sihanoukville, was shot
in the chest with a K-59 handgun by her husband, Khun Sarin, 40, who then killed
himself, in front of their three children. The couple apparently had been diagnosed
as having AIDS.
JULY 12: Pheng Samrith, 20, took himself to Calmette Hospital for surgery
after being shot in a night-time attempted robbery as he rode his motorbike on Monivong
Boulevard in Srah Chak precinct, Phnom Penh. Samrith told police two robbers ordered
him to stop and shot him in the waist after leaving Disco Spark shop where he drank
beer in the early evening.