Nov. 12: French national Jean Paul Chan, 45, working for Medicine Sans
Frontier, is robbed of his white Toyota Landcruiser (No. ONG 1166) by tåhree
armed men at Sangkat Beong Keng Kang I, Phnom Penh. The vehicle is recovered the
next day in Sangkat Beong Pralit. Twenty people are arrested in connection with the
robbery and other vehicles, including two Honda cars, and six handguns, are confiscated.
Nov. 13: Five men, traveling on two motorcycles, break into the house of Hok
Chanthy, 36, in Sangkat O Russey 4, Phnom Penh at 9pm. One video cassette-recorder,
20 dumlongs of gold and $400 dollars are stolen.
Nov. 13: Seng Sokun, 27, working for the Cambodian Red Cross, is robbed of
a white Toyota (No. ONU 022) in front of the O' Bek Kaam electrical plant on Street
Nov. 13: Two armed men hold up Ouch Lim, 54, at 2:30am and steal his C50 motorcycle
near Psar Tuk Thlar on Pochentong Blvd.
Nov. 15: Three armed men on one motorcycle, escorted by a Camry car, hold
up Chea Samnang, 41, at 7:30pm and steal his Honda Dream motorcycle near the National
Nov. 15: Police at Kandoldom check-point in Kompong Speu confiscate a 6th
century Buddhist statue from a man who apparently intend smuggling it abroad. Police
officers Chim Sophal and Plan Nin hand over the statue to the Ministry of Culture.
Nov. 16: A gang breaks into the house of Chan Ly on Street 107 at 2am and
steal two motorcycles while the family sleeps.
Nov. 16: Malaysian national Zacari is robbed of his Toyota Landcruiser (UN
556) at 8:45pm by four armed offenders riding two motorcycles on Street 71.
Nov. 16: Motor-taxi driver Yin Yon, 34, is robbed of his Cub 50 motorcycle
at 9pm by armed men near Psar Pochentong , Phnom Penh.
Nov. 17: Police arrest five people for alleged involvement in a stolen car
racket after a Honda Accord stolen from the Foreign Ministry's garage is located.
The ring-leader is killed in a shoot-out with police and a K54 handgun recovered.
Nov. 18: Police arrest two Vietnamese nationals near the Independence Monument
after a woman calls the police saying two men riding a motorcycle grab her gold necklace.
Nov. 21: Police launch attack on "robbers' nest" in Sesan district,
Stung Treng Province. One robber is killed and two others arrested. Two AK-47 assault-rifles
Nov. 22: Men Sorn hands over an 18th century bronze Buddhist statue he found
in a lake behind his house in Russey Keo district, Phnom Penh, to the Ministry of
Culture and Fine Arts.
Nov. 22: Three armed men rob Tuon Kan, working for the National Security Ministry,
of his motorcycle at 7pm in front of the Hawaii cinema near Psar Thmei, Phnom Penh.
Nov. 22: Sok Lon, 33, working for the National Security Ministry, is robbed
of his motorcycle by two armed men on Street 214 at 6:30pm.
Nov. 23: Yuos Sokhoeun, 21, arrested while allegedly trying to steal a Honda
motorcycle in Sangkat III, Kampot province.
Nov. 25: Nguong Ki, 33, working for Mines Action Center, robbed of his Honda
motorcycle by three armed men in Sangkat Beong Keng Kang III, Khan Chamkamon, Phnom
Penh, at 1:15pm.
Nov. 25: Three armed men on motorcycles rob Kim Sovann, 20, of his Honda motorcycle
at 3pm in Sangkat Toul Tumpoung, Khan Chamkamon, Phnom Penh.
Nov. 25: Polish national Untacer Jastrzebski , 40, robbed of his Toyota Landcruiser
(No. UNMCT 5) at 7:15pm by two armed men on a motorcycle in front of Rasmey Pich
quest house in Sangkat Psar Kandal II, Phnom Penh.
Nov. 26: Police arrest two men and accuse them of kidnapping and selling Phan
Sokim, 23, to a brothel owner.
Nov. 27: Seven Vietnamese nationals arrested in Phnom Penh after police say
they used chloroform to knock out eight motor-drivers to steal their vehicles.
Nov. 28: Four men rob Ly Ra, 26, of his gold necklace in Sangkat Sras Chak,
Khan Daun Penh, Phnom Penh.
- Summarized and translated from local Khmer newspapers by Moeun Chhean Nariddh