Jul 28: Soy Nou, 39 and Meng, 44, taxi drivers, fell unconscious after
drinking beer and eating Banh Chav (Khmer pancakes). The victims said that they were
invited by their girlfriends to enjoy drinking and sleeping with them. The incident
took place at #32A street 271 Sangkat Boeung Salang. The offenders escaped with a
car, two hand-phones and wristwatches.
Jul 28: Nouv Vannak, 25, a soldier and robber was gunned down by police
after he tried to escape when police brought him to show where he hid a gun. The
source said that Vannak and his partner robbed a moto-taxi driver on 27 July and
he was arrested when he tried to sell it.
Jul 29: An unidentified robber was gunned down by police after he robbed
a moto-taxi driver at midnight in front of the Toul Tom Poung high school. The driver
said that he was hired by robbers in Toul Kok and that another man followed them
with a gun and pointed it at his head. The other robber escaped with a shotgun.
Jul 29: Gen Sok Chanthoeun, a senior body guard of Gen Nhek Bun Chhay,
was arrested for the murder of Mom Vuthda, 40 a deputy of the criminal police of
the Interior ministry on May 29, 1997. The offender confessed that he got angry with
Vuthda because he was arrested by the victim once during the State of Cambodia regime.
Jul 30: Ung Kim Long, 24, a military policeman, was injured by robbers
who shot him at 10 pm near the Defense Ministry. The victim said that the robbers
attempted to rob his bike and shot him when he did not agree to give them the key.
He had already pressed a remote-control safety key to stop the engine, so they could
not take his bike and ran off.
Aug 1: Meas Sary, 45, a Goldiana hotel owner, was robbed of his Land Cruiser
by two gunmen at 8:45 on Mao Tse Tung Blvd. He said that he was held up at gun point
and the robbers took his car, his ring worth about $2,000 and $1,000 in cash.
Aug 1: Cheng Hun, a gold seller, was shot dead and her father was wounded
by robbers who shot the victims a few times when they took a bag of gold carried
by the victim. The incident took place near Psah Chas market. The offenders escaped
with 30 Damlung of gold, 15,000 Baht, $2,500 and some wristwatches worth about $4,000.
Aug 2: An unidentified robber was blown up by soldiers after he robbed
two gold stores and took some gold and money, at 1:30 pm in Kompong Speu market.
The robber was killed by a B-40 rocket that military forces launched when he tried
to escape and fired back at the authorities.
Aug 2: Kong Nhep, 28, a farmer, was killed by an unidentified man who came
to his house, asked him to open the door and started shooting. The offender escaped.
The motive is still being investigated.
Aug 2: Ses Pisey, 25, a Tiger factory guard, was arrested by police, suspected
of killing his girlfriend on July 29, at Bas Angkanh village Khieun Svay district
Kandal province. But he did not confess that he was the killer.
Aug 4: More than 30 people were wounded by a grenade tossed by an unidentified
man in the Bopha Thep II dancing restaurant at 9:45 pm. Most of them were beer girls
and dancing girls and the rest were police, military police, soldiers and civilians
who came to enjoy dancing at night. Some sources said that the incident was not politically
motivated, saying that it was argument between drunkards and drunkards. The offenders
escaped with the customers through the back door. The guards of the restaurant confessed
that they couldn't take weapons from drunkards.
Aug 5: Lay Thavy, 40, Chou Sarin, 35 and Chheng Thavra, 27 were arrested
by armed forces at 11:30 am #15E1 Street 278 Boeung Keng Kang I for kidnapping. They
(armed forces) had received an arrest warrant from the military court and confiscated
one AK47, one M16 and one pistol.
Another alleged kidnapper Ngeth Vandeth, 19 , was arrested on the same day in a different
place by Khan Daung Kou police when they received a complaint from the victim's family.
Aug 6: Gilles Gaiemet, 55, a director of RM Asia Ltd, was severely beaten
and dumped from a moving vehicle on street 360 in handcuffs by four gunmen who ambushed
him at his office #27 street 134. A source said that the victim was handcuffed and
his mouth was taped shut after they did the same to his security guard. The offenders
escaped with the victim's car, $80 and one wristwatch. The motive for the attack
may have been robbery or kidnap for ransom.
Aug 7: Four dog stealers were arrested by police at 3 am in Takmao town
when they tried to steal a dog. The offenders confessed that one dog can fetch 20,000-30,000
riels and in one night they can catch 4 or 5 dogs.
Aug 8: Long Vanny, 30, a robber, was gunned down by the police after he
drove a moto that he had just robbed from a schoolboy. The culprit tried to escape
from the police and attempted to throw a grenade at them, but was suddenly gunned
- Summarized from Khmer newspapers Koh Santepheap and Rasmey Kampuchea
by Bou Saroeun.