Sept 20: Two unidentified robbers were shot dead when they exchanged gunfire
with police after they robbed a moto-taxi driver near the corner of St 118 and 225.
The victim was seriously injured by the robbers who beat and stabbed him. Another
Sept 20: Mao Vesna, 25, a policeman, died on the way to hospital after
his gun accidentally went off as he was coming out of the Martini dancing club about
Sept 21: Prang Bopha, 19, committed suicide by drinking poison at 9pm at
Chrey Bak village, Kandale. Police reported that she was angry with her parents who
beat and scolded her.
Sept 22: Two people believed to be wife and husband were killed by a grenade
detonated by one of them at 4pm near the Post Office in Siem Reap town, about 100
meters from the Royal residence. Some sources said that they angry with each other,
and other sources said they had been separated and died after they came from a court
hearing on their separation.
Sept 24: Ly Heng, the owner of a beauty salon named Tang Tang, was seriously
injured by four robbers who attempted to rob him in his shop on St 240, Phnom Penh.
He said that they came to have their faces polished but pointed a gun at him and
threatened him for his car keys, jewelry and money. They beat him and then escaped,
but two of them returned to the scene to join a crowd of people who gathered outside.
Heng saw the two, and told the police that they were robbers and the pair were arrested.
Sept 23: Two pickpockets - Mao Sambath and Lim Sok, both policemen - were
arrested by police at Kossamak hospital after they picked the bag of a woman who
had been injured in a road accident. The victim said that in her bag she had 60,000
riels and $5.
Sept 24: Ngoun Vannara, 48, a robber, was found dead at 7am in Toul Kork.
Police concluded that he was killed by police on Sept 23, after he and his accomplice
robbed a motorcycle and exchanged gunfire with police. Police said that they had
seen one robber fall from the motorbike, but his partner picked him up and rode off
with him. The injured robber could not survive though, his accomplice threw him out
later, according to police.
Sept 25: Yong, 30, a Chinese national, died in the Taiwan Hotel in Khan
Doun Penh. One of his friends said that the victim came to visit them and told him
that he was very tired so they let him lay down in the room. Later he fell unconscious
and died on the way to Calmette hospital.
Sept 27: Park Kangzi, 40, died in his room of the Bopha Phnom Penh Hotel
by no apparent reason. Police concluded that he might have been chronically ill.
Sept 27: Man Vanna, 19, was seriously injured by two robbers who attempted
to steal his motorcycle at 7pm in front of Wat Botum. The victim said that when he
arrived there two men appeared and pointed a gun at him and threatened him to give
up his bike. But he did not give them the bike and fought back. Suddenly, one bullet
hit him, going from his right rib through to left rib, but he still fought back until
he took the gun from the robbers and shot back at them but they did not get hurt.
The robbers escaped into Wat Botum without taking the motorcycle and lost the gun
to the victim.
Oct 1: An unidentified robber was killed by Ry Chan, a moto-taxi driver,
at 11pm near Chay Chumnas school after two men armed with a knife tried to steal
his motorcycle. Chan fought back and took the knife, stabbing one of them. The other
escaped with the motobike.
Oct 1: Five people were shot dead by a gunman who they believed was a militia
soldier, who shot them while they were enjoying a drink with their relatives during
the Pchum Ben holiday at Kirivong district, Takeo. The gunman also tossed a grenade
into the house, attempting to kill one of the victim's wife and his children but
luckily the grenade did not explode. Police concluded the incident was prompted by
malice. The offender escaped without taking his gun.
- Summarized from Khmer newspapers Koh Santepheap and Rasmei Kampuchea by Bou