Oct. 14: Three armed men, one wearing a mask, break into a house on Street
22 at 2.30am. Sou Vannakhieng, 37, and his son are tied-up and locked in the toilet
while the robbers search the house and steal two Cub 50 motorbikes, $2,500, 40,000
riels, three watches, four pairs of Ray Ban sunglasses and two dumleungs of gold.
Oct. 15: Prey Veng police arrest Seng Long for the murder of police Lt. Sok
Vuthy, head of Srok Mean Chey Criminal Investigation Office, and for the theft of
his C50 motorbike.
Oct. 17 : Three offenders carrying two guns, including a Luger P08 pistol,
threaten and rob motor-taxi driver Long Sideth, 38, of his motorbike near Psar Kap
Oct. 17: Japanese-national I. Rama, 29, working for International Doctors
for Asia, robbed of his motorbike at 1.30pm by man carrying handgun on Street 286.
Oct. 17: Four thieves carrying K59 pistols rob Tang Kim, 45, and her driver
at noon of a white Honda car at a petrol station in front of the Soriya cinema near
Oct. 17: Takeo police arrest Tak Bun Thoeun, 32, for the fatal robbery of
a motor-taxi driver in Tramkak district.
Oct. 18 : Gun battle brakes out at dawn between six armed robbers and a villager
in Sihanoukville. The villager, armed with an AK 47 and two handgrenades, kills one
robber and injures another before being shot dead himself. Police later arrest the
alleged ring-leader, Chea Sophanna, suffering gunshot wounds.
Oct. 19: Four armed thieves, including one woman, rob Keo Tuy, 42, at 4pm
of his motor-taxi on Street 132.
Oct. 20 : Two Vietnamese nationals arrested at 4pm on Hem Chiev Street in
Sangkat O Russei II, Phnom Penh. May Ten Tay, 18, and Hay, 21, allegedly grab a bag
from a traveler and race off on their Yamaha motorbike. Police arrest the men when
they collide with another motorbike.
Oct. 20 : Police arrest Vietnamese national Vieng Van Yong on Keo Muny Blvd at
6pm near the Vimeantip cinema for the theft of two gold necklaces from a woman riding
on a cyclo. The thief is apprehended when his JR 120 motorbike crashes into the side
of an ice cream van.
Oct. 21: Policeman Hem Sokim, 33, shot and seriously wounded in a shoot-out
on Street 133 at 6.30am when two gunmen attempt to steal his motorbike. Sokim shoots
and injures one robber, forcing them both to flee.
Oct. 21: Police arrest three men in a house on Street 223 and confiscate three
K59 pistols and two 100cc motorbikes.
Oct. 21: Two thieves, one dressed in military uniform and carrying a K59 pistol,
rob Keo Sitha, 20, of his motorbike behind Wat Neak Voan on Pochentong Road at 10pm
after he offers them a ride.
Oct. 21: Police arrest three men at 4pm in the act of stealing a motorbike
in Sangkat Beong Pralit, Khan 7 Makara. Police also recover two stolen motorbikes.
Oct. 21: Two men shoot and kill motor-taxi driver Meth Sovann, 33, and steal
his motorbike at the corner of streets 71 and 400 at 6.45pm .
Oct. 23: Lim Ieng, 38, finds 12 60mm mortar shells hidden near the provincial
hospital in Battambang province and reports them to police.
Oct. 23: Two criminals shoot and kill Ton Riev, 37, and take his motorbike
at 5am in Srok Russei Keo district, Phnom Penh.
Oct. 24: Truck overturns on Route 4 in Somroang district, Kompong Speu province,
killing eight passengers and injuring ten others. Police say the accident occurred
when the one-armed driver attempted to overtake a petrol truck.
Oct. 27: Three thieves carrying a handgun take a motorcycle from Soy Sann,
20, at 12 noon, just north of the Olympic Stadium, Phnom Penh.
Oct. 27: Three men with a K59 pistol hold up Pok Paraneth, 37, who works for
UNDP, and steal the agency's motorbike near the corner of streets 31 and 310 .
Oct. 28: Three armed men rob Kun Chan Maneth, 32, of her motorbike at 8.30pm
on the corner of streets 310 and Munyvong Blvd.
- Summarized and translated from local Khmer newspapers by Moeun Chhean Nariddh