July 5: A 24-year-old woman, Penh Khuon, was sent to Preah Kosmak hospital
but died later from burns she suffered while trying to fill a kerosene lamp at 8:00
pm in Phnom Sralao village, Sre Ambel district, Koh Kong. Police said the victim
had given birth to a baby two months earlier.
July 6: Tauch Thiep, 58, was chopped to death at 4:00 am while playing
with her grandchild in Kampong Somnanh village, Takhmau district, Kandal. Police
said the victim was hit with a big knife by her son-in-law, Wadh Sarith, 22, who
she had argued with a year earlier.
July 6: A 17-year-old student, Pich Routha, was shot dead at 1:30 pm while
parking his motorcycle on 135 Street in Toul Tompong 1 precinct, Phnom Penh. Eye
witness said the victim was hit once in his left temple with a K-59 handgun by two
robbers who took his bike. The robbers who were on a motorcycle escaped after the
July 6: Thach Yong, 44, was stabbed to death at 7:00 am while drinking
coffee at a coffee shop in Psah Leu precinct, Sihanoukville. Police said the victim,
a papaya seller, was hit in his right chest with a knife by his 39-year-old second
wife, Hong, who had been angry at his attempts to reconcile with his first wife.
July 7: The owner of the Tot One garment factory, Lin Thilung, 48, was
robbed of $50,000 at 3:15 pm while riding in a sports car with his wife on National
Road 5 in Russei Keo district. Police said the victims, a Taiwanese and his Vietnamese
wife were ordered to stop by a group of armed men. He was taking the money to a bank
in Phnom Penh.
July 7: A 33-year-old recycler, Oeun, was stabbed to death at 8:00 pm while
walking to collect garbage on 136 Street in Psah Thmei 1 precinct, Phnom Penh. Police
said the victim was hit with a knife by another recycler. The reason for the attack
was not known.
July 7: Three mechanics from the Christian NGO YWAM were rescued at noon
after three days being detained in Ta Preach village, Santouk district, Kampong Thom.
Police said the victims were freed one by one after the four kidnappers were surrounded
by local authorities. The victims were kidnapped while repairing a tractor's engine.
July 7: But Bunthan, 50, was beaten and seriously injured following accusations
he was stealing money from a group of gamblers at 5:00 pm in Toul Kook village, Russei
Keo district, on the outskirts of Phnom Penh. Police said the victim was hit with
long sticks and rocks by gamblers after he was accused as a robber by his wife, Noy
Sim, who was also playing cards at the time. Bunthan had recently argued with his
wife after he refused to give her $10 to visit relatives in the countryside.
July 8: A Taiwanese national Spiay Chheng Tor, 49, was beaten and seriously
injured at midnight while asleep with his wife, Kau Thiek Feung, 26, who was also
injured in the attack at Dongkor district, on the outskirts of Phnom Penh. Police
said the victims were hit on the heads with a handgun by five robbers who stole $1,600,
a diamond ring, a platinum ring, and two damleung of gold necklaces.
July 8: A 34-year-old man, Vith, was found hanging at 5:00 am at a riverside
location in Doeum Chan village, Mean Chey district, on the outskirts of Phnom Penh.
The victim's friend reported to a policeman by saying that Vith, who is a fishery
worker, possibly killed himself because he had been diagnosed as having a terminal
July 8: Phan Em, 21, a businessman, was robbed at 9:50 am while driving
a car on Soramarith Street in Chaktomuk commune, Phnom Penh. Police said the victim,
a deputy director from the Gold Tex company, was ordered to stop and threatened with
a K-59 handgun by eight robbers in a car. The robbers escaped with $37,700, a seven
damleung gold necklace, and a diamond ring.
July 8: Hial Un, 35, was shot to death in a family quarrel at 9:30 pm in
Ro Veang village, Traing district, Takeo. Police said the victim was shot three times
in his stomach with an AK-47 by his 34-year-old brother-in-law, Keo Soriya. Seng
Chren, an older sister of the victim, was also shot dead at the time.
July 8: Sang Rith, 32, a construction worker, was shot and seriously wounded
at 4:00 am during a fight with two robbers at his house in Chamcar Ovlek village,
Dangkor district, on the outskirts of Phnom Penh. Police said the victim was shot
once in his stomach by the robbers who attempted to steal 230,000 riel he had received
from selling a pig two days before.
July 9: Kong Kinyn, 27, was shot and wounded at midnight while he was giving
a his girlfriend a ride on his motorcycle on 156 Street in Psah Depot 1 precinct,
Toul Kok district, Phnom Penh. Police said the victim was hit once in his left chest
by four unidentified men who attempted to steal his motorcycle. The robbers escaped
in a car after local authorities intervened and shot at them.
July 9: Chea Bunneang, 19, was shot dead instantly at 8:00 pm while riding
a Chally motorcycle in Tonle Bassac commune, Chamcarmon district, Phnom Penh. Police
said the victim, a student, was hit once in his head by an unidentified man in a
car after some passengers asked for help to arrest robber. The shooter escaped after
July 9: A suspected robber, Dung Yang Minh, was shot dead at 2:10 am on
105 Street in Boeng Keng Kang 2 precinct, Phnom Penh. Police said that Minh, who
had a K-59 handgun, was ordered to stop and was then killed instantly by a patrolman
after he tried to exchange fire to escape.
July 9: A 25-year-old woman, Sok Chea, was shot dead at night at a guest
house in Se Sin village, Serei Soaphorn district, Banteay Meanchey. Police said the
victim, who was married with a 3-year-old boy, was hit once in her head by two unidentified
men who had an AK-47. Police said revenge was suspected for the motivation for the
killing as her property including jewelry were not taken.
July 10: Three robbers were arrested at 9:00 am by flying tiger police
after stealing a motorcycle at the Rubber Plantation department on 84 Street in Srah
Chak commune, Daun Penh district, Phnom Penh. Police said the thieves, Ou Sina, 25,
Sisovath Sovichea, 39, and Non Cheath, 30, tried to escape in a car but they crashed
into a telegraph pole.
July 10: One person died and fifteen others were seriously injured in a
grenade attack at 8:50 pm in front of a coffee shop on 70 Street in Toul Sangke village,
Russei Keo district. Eye witness said the grenade was thrown by one of three unidentified
men who rode past on a motorcycle. Bun Channarith, 15, a school student, died after
being sent to Calmette hospital. The reason for the attack is not known.
July 10: Pauy Yang Phan, 31, was stabbed and seriously injured at 10:00
am while drinking wine with his friend in Koh Tapoeu village, Kampong Svay district,
Kampong Thom. Police said the victim, a fisherman, was stabbed with a sharp piece
of wood by Cheung Yang Chung, 27, who was drunk. The victim died latter.
July 10: Five robbers were arrested at 7:00 am while they were in a car
driving on National Road 2 in Trapaing Thkau market precinct, Chhouk district, Kampot.
Police said the robbers, Im Phalla, 30, He Thaung, 36, Dath Hean, 20, Khat Rithy,
26, and Sen Sella, 26, tried to escape a day after they had robbed a motorcycle in
Psah Depot precinct, Phnom Penh.
July 11: Three villagers were freed at 3:00 am after their family paid
one million riel to kidnappers in Korng Kang Bei village, Ponhea Krek district, Kampong
Cham. Police said the victims, Chhoeung Sok, 35, Chheang Srey Phan, 21, and Hok Eng,
52, were captured and brought into the forest by five kidnappers who demanded $ 3,000
July 12: Four passengers died instantly and thirteen others were seriously
injured in an accident at 5:15 am on National Road 2 in Sangke village, Kandal Steung
district, Kandal. Police said the victims, who were in a Korean-taxi car from Takeo
province, were hit by a truck coming the other way. The truck remained on the spot
but the driver escaped.
July 12: Moul Bon, 21, a moto-taxi driver, was robbed at 10:30 pm while
carrying a passenger on Russian Federation Blvd in Thnal Bombek village, Dangkor
district, on the outskirts of Phnom Penh. Police said the victim was ordered to stop
and hit from behind on his neck with a mallet by the passenger, Ben Sokhon, 18, who
was arrested instantly.
July 12: A 4-year-old boy was kidnapped for $10,000 ransom while he was
at home in Mean Chey district, Phnom Penh. The father of the victim, said his son
who is now being detained in Takeo province would be killed if he gives the money
July 12: Lin Da, 30, was killed at 4:00 pm and her body dropped on Barai
Teuk Thla rubbish dump in Banteay Chhoeu village, Pouk district, Siem Reap. After
inspection, police said the victim, a bar dancer, was strangled by two unidentified
Police said robbery was suspected as the motive for the murder because the victim's
jewelry has been taken.
July 13: Ouch Ra, 28, was arrested in the morning at his house in Toul
Sangke village, Russei Keo district, on the outskirts of Phnom Penh. Police said
the suspect, a soldier from a special region, was accused of stealing a moto-taxi
from Yve Phoeung, 43, who complained to authority after he was beaten and his bike
taken while carrying the offender.
July 13: A 19-year-old girl, was sent to hospital immediately after suddenly
losing consciousness at her house in Boeng Kak 1 precinct, Phnom Penh. The victim's
mother reported to the police that her daughter tried to kill herself with two packages
of medicine after she was criticized for refusing to clean the house.
July 13: Five gangsters were arrested at 11:00 am after they raped a girl
in Phnom Penh. Police said the capture came after a 21-year-old girl complained to
authority as she was tortured and then raped.
July 13: Chea Chanthou, 24, was killed at 5:00 pm while drinking beer with
seven others at a karaoke shop of Phkai Preuk in the downtown of Siem Reap. Police
said the victim was stabbed once in his chest and died instantly after he groped
a waitress. His body dropped in front of the shop.
July 14: Chraing Vanna, 22, was shot dead instantly at 8:15 am at her engagement
ceremony in Lek Pi village, Kampong Liav district, Prey Veng. Police said the victim,
who is a widow with one boy, was hit five times with a handgun by her estranged boyfriend,
Ieng Savuth, 31. Savuth, a body-guard to a third deputy governor, was angry that
she loved another man.
July 14: Two of three robbers were arrested after stealing a moto-taxi
in Phoum Trea precinct, Mean Chey district, on the outskirts of Phnom Penh. Police
said Sok Neng, 21, was threatened with a handgun and hit from behind by the robbers,
Sin Chhoavin, 29, and Pich Sokhan, 23, who stole his motorbike while he was waiting
to collect a fare from them.
July 14: A 29-year-old moto-taxi driver, Heng Sokhom, was shot dead at
10:00 am while carrying two passengers on a local road in Toul Tamoul village, Preah
Sdech district, Prey Veng. Eye witness told the victim was shot once in his throat
and died instantly after he was ordered to stop by the passengers who stole his motorcycle.
July 14: Ek Sovanara, 26, was beaten and seriously injured in a drinking
quarrel at 9:00 pm at a wine shop in Psah Chas precinct, Phnom Penh. Police said
the victim was hit on his head and face with wine bottles by his friends, Chim Nimul
and Um Som Arth, who had become angry after giving him 9,000 riel to pay for the
wine but when the seller checked the money there was only 7000 riel there.
The assailants were arrested.