March 7: A gold seller in Leu Market, Sihanoukville, was
robbed outside his home in Sangkat 2, Khan Mitapheap, Sihanoukville by four men
with two pistols. The robbers followed the trader to his home on two motorbikes
at about 4:20pm and approached him brandishing weapons as the trader opened his
car door. The thieves made off with an unspecified amount of gold in two bags.
March 7: 125 people died on Cambodian roads in December
2007, according to a monthly report issued by “Victim information system and
traffic accident in Cambodia.” The report, which cites figures provided by
traffic police and private hospitals, said a further 1,923 people were injured
in accidents in December, including 576 seriously. In Phnom Penh, 580 people were reported to have
been involved in traffic accidents during the month, a 32 percent increase from
March 7: Two men were arrested in Sampov Meas district,
Pursat province on suspicion of illegal logging. Un Reth, 45, was arrested by
military police in Damnak Ampil village, Lolok Sar commune at 11:30am, while
Khom Sothea, 28, was arrested in Steung Touch village, Roleap commune at 4:30pm
the same day.
March 7: A man and his wife were robbed of four million
riels and one chi (3.85 grams) of gold during a home-invasion in Takeo village,
Prey Veng province. Seven robbers carrying two “long guns” entered the home of
Ky Chun, 51, and Ith Lay, 45, at 7:30pm. Chun was beaten during the robbery.
March 10: A 19-year-old woman was taken by thieves from
Kampong Trach market, Kep
City, at 9am and robbed
of all her jewelry despite her loud screams. The thieves returned the woman to
the market after taking 3.5 chi (13.5 grams) of gold from her.
March 11: Four people were arrested for smoking drugs in
a karaoke room at Sre Kropleak restaurant, Kampong Thom province. The raid was
conducted by the province’s army, police and military police, in cooperation
with the military police of Steong Sen district, who then checked on a location
in Srayov Cheuong village, Srayov commune, after receiving a tip-off that
unspecified drugs were being distributed from there.
March 13: Teachers thwarted a mass brawl between two
groups of youths at a Phnom Penh
high school by detaining four young men until police arrived. The two groups
assembled at 6pm at Bun
Khan Daun Penh, and began fighting, prompting the teachers to intervene. Police
identified the arrested as San Vanra, 17, Mao Yon, 19, En Donan, 21, and Preap
13: Two motorcyclists died suddenly after colliding on National
Street 4, Khan Prey Nop, Sihanoukville, at 7:30pm.