Oct. 4: Khan Toul Kok police arrest Vietnamese national Vieng Yang Minh
(39) for allegedly carrying stolen gold. He is sent to court.
Oct. 5: Kea Hoa (17) and Choum Phea (16), riding motorbike, grab gold necklace
from woman walking in front of Wat Sansom Kosalon, Street 271.
Oct. 5: Two men hold up moto-taxi driver Kao Ratana (28) near Orphanage 4
on Street 271 with handgun and steal his bike after he gives them a ride.
Oct. 5: Two armed robbers arrested by Chamkamon police while holding up moto-taxi
driver in Psar Deum Thkov district, Phnom Penh. Chea Vanna (25) and Sok Chamroeun
(35) are sent to court.
Oct. 5: Two civilians killed and 11 wounded when 50 Khmer Rouge enter Samrong
commune, Sotnikun district, Siem Reap province, at 10.40 pm. Four houses burned down,
two motorbikes, three cassette players, one sewing machine and "a lot of money"
stolen. The guerrillas retreat under counter-attack.
Oct. 6: Three men with a pistol fire two shots at Yem Sotha on the corner
of Street 150 and Keo Mony Bld. The wounded victim's bike was stolen.
Oct. 6: Moto-taxi driver Sin May (26) shot and wounded when he tries to stop
two thieves armed with K54 pistol from stealing his bike on Street 213. Robbers escape
Oct. 7: Robbers fire shots at Cheng Hak (27) in Sangkat Beong Pralit,, Phnom
Penh, and steal his motobike.
Oct. 7: Two criminals shoot and seriously wound moto-taxi driver Ly Chanthorn
(22), and steal his motorbike in Sangkat Tuk Laak, Phnom Penh.
Oct. 8: Phnom Penh police arrest two thieves armed with AK 47 rifle while
robbing a moto-taxi in Khan Toul Kok. The robbers, identified as Chak Veasna (19)
and Chem Mey (32), had just been released from jail in Kandal province. The
driver notices their gun and drives the two to a police checkpoint.
Oct. 8: Four armed men dressed in military uniforms steal white Toyota Corolla
on Street 334 from Marco Alterr, Swiss-born Chief Delegate of the International Committee
of the Red Cross. The robbers, driving a white Mercedes, pull up in front of Alterr,
forcing him out of the car at gunpoint before driving away with it.
Oct. 9: Two armed men, one dressed in military uniform, rob musician Sin Dorn
(40) of his motorbike on Street 51 in Sangkat Wat Phnom, as he was coming home from
Oct. 9: Three men on a motor bike ram 18-year old student Sinovy from behind
and steal his 100cc motorbike at gun point on Street 384 in Sangkat Toul Svay Prey
2, Khan Chamkamon.
Oct. 10: Four criminals in Honda sedan cut off Singaporean-national Ray Mango
(as he was driving his Misubishi Pajero along Street 228 in Sangkat Beong Rang, Khan
Daun Penh, pull him out of the vehicle and drive off in it.
Oct.10: About 40 suspected Khmer Rouge guerrillas from the 450 Division raid
the Poipet commune, Serey Sopoan district, Banteay Mean Chey province, killing four
villagers, wounding three and stealing Bt 43,700 in cash, 13 chis of gold, three
sacks of sugar, 25 cases of milk, 50 kilos of monosodium glutamate and five watches.
Oct. 11: Police Lt. Yin Chandara shot and killed, and fellow officer Tep Puthea
seriously wounded when they attempted to recover money lent to Keo Chanchara who
lives near the Olympic Stadium. When the officers threatento take his car istead,
Chanchara's brother shot them with an AK-47 automatic rifle.
Oct. 11: Three men armed with a K54 pistol robbed 45-year old Chin Run of
his 100cc motorbike at the front gate of his home near the Vimeantip cinema on Keo
Mony boulevard as he was returning from work.
Oct. 12: A gang of 13 bandits dressed in national army uniforms rampage through
Psar Thmei market in Banteay Mean Chey province, loot gold stalls.
Oct. 13: Kandal military officer Chea Sidara finds the slashed body of his
19-year old security guard, Som Yim, in a house on Street 122, Sangkat Tuk Laak 1,
Khan Toul Kok. Sidara said Yim disappeared on Oct. 4. A hand gun and mobile telephone
that Sidara had given to Yim to protect the house were also stolen.
- Summarized and translated from local Khmer newspapers by Moeun Chhean Nariddh.