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
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
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
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.