Astring of burglaries targeting the homes of foreign residents in Phnom Penh and
Siem Reap has prompted warnings against a "false sense of security" among
expatriates in Cambodia. Many of the break-ins have occurred around urban construction
zones, said Chris Berger, managing director of security firm MPA International. With
the urban development boom underway in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap, Berger says many
low-paid construction workers are supplementing their incomes with petty crime.