Nov. 29-30: Vietnamese national Hou Phyhong, 24, and Thai Meng, 23, arrested
on Street 70 in Toul Kork. Police say the men used chloroform to overpower their
victims and steal motorcycles.
Dec. 1: Five people wounded at 7:30pm when a bomb explodes in front of house
23 on Street 170.
Dec. 1: Two robbers killed and another wounded by police in Kompong Talong
village, Kandal, after stealing a motorcycle from Khud Sambath, 19. The three refuse
to surrender and try to resist with a pistol and a hand grenade. No injuries to the
Dec. 2: Moto-taxi driver Keth Sun Toeun, 23, chloroformed and his motorbike
stolen by two men at Sangkat Tonle Bassac, Phnom Penh.
Dec. 3: Armed gang break into the construction site of the Choam Chao hospital
operated by the Mercy Mission on Route Three west of Phnom Penh. Four Indian nuns
and a driver badly treated and 20 sacks of cement stolen.
Dec. 3: Two armed men on a maroon Akira motorbike, rob a student of his Crystal
motorcycle on Street 259 at 12:30pm.
Dec. 3: Police swoop leads to arrest of Khow Unn, 29, alleged ring-leader
of a motorcycle theft gang, along with Ten Tuon, 28, and Sin Yon, 32. The three were
arrested in Tuol Roka village, Phnom Penh, while riding a Delux 50 motorbike allegedly
stolen from Meng Heang, 23, in Prey Veng province.
Dec. 4: Khmer Rouge unit commandeers boat at 9pm from Battambang town to Koh
Chivang commune, Ek Phnom district. Two civilians, one provincial fishing agent and
a government soldier killed.
Dec. 4: An unknown assailant throws hand grenade into a house on Street 144
at 4am, wounding nine people. Police launch investigation.
Dec. 5: Robbers break into the office of the Fuji company on Mao Tse-tung
Blvd., Phnom Penh. Nine stills cameras and one video camera are taken along with
one Crystal motorbike and a cassette player.
Dec. 5: White Toyota Hilux stolen in front of the Longviny restaurant on Po
Kambo road, Phnom Penh, at 6:30pm while Australian national Kerry Fishek and American
Elizabeth Weicht working for the Quaker Service America were attending a wedding
Dec. 5: Joint police operation involving Security Ministry's Criminal Investigation
police and the city and Uddong district police arrest Som Sokha, 25, and Chea Sakhoeun,
28, for allegedly stealing a Toyota Land Cruiser from the Battambang Red Cross.
Dec. 6: Moto-driver Neou Sambo, 26, robbed of his bike at 8:45pm by two men
carrying a K59 near Calmete hospital, Phnom Penh.
Dec. 8: Police launch search for Pow Sakan, 18, and an accomplice after white
Corolla Toyota is stolen from the house of Prum Sakhan, 47, in Sangkat Toul Tom Poung
II, Phnom Penh.
Dec. 9: Police arrest Chhim Ith, 22, in Svay Rieng and charge him with shooting
and seriously wounding Keo Ny in Damnak Thom village, Phnom Penh, and stealing her
motorcycle, a cassette player and ruby ring.
Dec. 9: Kompong Speu police arrest and charge five men with robbery after
a street search. An AK47 assault rifle, a K59 handgun and two motorcycles were confiscated.
Dec. 10: Pursat Police arrest Huot Se, 31, Sao Heng, 48, and Pow Sok, 38,
in Krako district and accuse them of the Dec. 7 theft of a UNHCR Toyota Land Cruiser
from Banteay Mean Chey. The UN vehicle, a K59 and an AK rifle are confiscated.
Dec. 12: An American national working for Assemblies of God is robbed of her
Toyota Land Cruiser (ONG927) on Route Three, about 10 km west of Pochintong Airport
after stopping to help a road-side accident victim. After taking him and two helpers
to hospital, one refused to get out and insisted on being taken back. He then pulls
a gun and takes over the vehicle. When she returned to the hospital there was no
sign of any victim.
Dec. 13 [2:45p.m.]: Two Cub-90 motorbikes stolen by a gang which broke into
a house in Sangkat Tuk Laak, Khan Toul Kok, Phnom Penh.
- Summerized and translated from local Khmer newspapers by Moeun Chhean Nariddh.