OCTOBER 8: Four gunmen escaped after a nighttime robbery in Pang Teuk village,
Kampot province. Police said they robbed at least four houses and took $100 and a
Nokia phone from the landlords.
OCTOBER 9: A mob killed two suspected robbers while they were in a police
car returned from finding weapons hidden in Sre Nhor village, Dangkor district, Phnom
Penh. Police said the mob blocked the car and pushed the suspects down then they
killed them with sticks and knives. The suspects were arrested after they robbed
a family and stole 2.5 million riels.
OCTOBER 10: Pen Chem, 18, and Yang Phon, 14, were arrested and beaten nearly
to death by a mob after trying to escape on a stolen motorbike at 11:20 am at a pagoda
in Chak Chrouk village, Phnom Penh. Kheav Kallian, 24, said the suspects broke the
steering lock of his motorbike and drove out of the pagoda where he had parked to
offer food to the monks during Pchum Ben day. Phon died at Chantrea clinic and Chen
was expected to die soon from massive head injuries.
OCTOBER 10: Pinh Phana, 25, was sent to a hospital for treatment after being
knocked down during a nighttime revenge in Siem Reap province. Police said Phana
was struck on the head with an ax while returning home after arguing with three gangsters
at a karaoke parlor in the early evening. Police said the gangsters were angry as
Phana paid for the damage after they smashed chairs, tables and beer bottles during
OCTOBER 10: Huot Chanthy, 27, died at a hospital after he was knifed at 7:20
pm in Boeng Salang commune, Phnom Penh. Police said Chanthy was stabbed several times
after coming to help his brother, Huot Chantha, 34, who was also stabbed in the stomach
while arguing with Ith Sokia, 26. Sokia became angry as Chantha complained about
the noise while his baby was crying.
OCTOBER 11: A mob killed Hoeun Tha, 30, after he was suspected of stealing
a cow at night in Ang Talak village, Kampong Speu province. Police said the owner
discovered the suspect entering the cow pen and then shouted for help from villagers
to stop the thief. The villagers surrounded Tha and arrested him and then beat him
to death as they could not control their anger.
OCTOBER 11: Hong Routha, 52, a motodop driver, was found dead on a bed at
a brothel in Cham Chao commune, Dangkor district, Phnom Penh. Police said Routha
died from dizziness after he drank too much beer the previous night. Police said
Routha came to visit the brothel after his relatives in the United State sent him
$100 for the Pchum Ben holiday.
OCTOBER 11: Thai military police fired on Khmer workers with M16 machine guns
in Boeng Pring village, Thmar Pouk district, Banteay Meanchey province. One of ten
workers, Souk Ponh, 32, was shot in the temple and died instantly while trying to
cross the border to find job in Thailand. Nguon Samnang, 35, was also shot and severely
OCTOBER 12: Two groups of gangsters made arrangements to attack each other
with knifes after arguing at a dance in the early evening in Thnoat village, Prey
Veng province. Police said at least three people were severely injured during the
OCTOBER 12: Chan Bunny, 24, was murdered at 3 am at a guest house in Tonle
Bassac commune, Phnom Penh. Police said Bunny was killed with a heavy knife while
arguing with his girlfriend who escaped after the murder. Bunny asked the girlfriend
for permission to go and visit his wife in Kampong Cham province during the Pchum
Ben holiday, but she refused and became angry. A neighbor heard the argument.
OCTOBER 13: Three people were burned in a fire at 2:30 a.m. in Tuol Sangke
commune, Russei Keo district, Phnom Penh. Police said the fire started inside a brothel
with gasoline and burned down 14 neighboring houses and killed three people. Among
the dead were Sam Sokha, 46, his wife, Ban Sokunna, 36, and a house keeper. They
were locked inside their house and unable to evade the blaze.
OCTOBER 13: Five gunmen escaped after committing nighttime robberies of at
least two houses in Khla Khaim village, Prey Veng province. Police said they robbed
a woman, Hem Hat, 55, of her 6.5 chi gold necklace, 5.2 chi platinum necklace, 3
watches and 500,000 riels in cash. Him Han, 35, was robbed of a 2.3 chi gold necklace.
OCTOBER 14: Yan Phat, 36, was found hanged from a tree at noon in O'Tanop
village, Battambang province. Police said Phat hanged himself because he had a family
crisis. A neighbor said Phat had no hope in his life and had tried to commit suicide
several times after his wife left him.
OCTOBER 15: Police arrested two robbers after a robbery at 10:30 a.m. in Kantrak
Thmey village, Siem Reap province. Police said Douk Sophearom, 21, and Heng Ngar,
18, tried to evade arrest after robbing a motodop driver, Chan In, 49, and escaping
on his bike. He said they temporarily blinded him with palm oil while he carried
them from Psar Krom.
OCTOBER 16: Two gunmen robbed a telephone shop on Monivong Boulevard in O'Russei
4 precinct, Phnom Penh. Sim Dalin, 29, said one of the robbers came to her shop and
collected five valuable phones then fired several shots over the shop before escaping
on a motorbike. Police said nobody was injured but a car parked in front of the shop
was damaged by bullets.
OCTOBER 16: Keo Vannak, 18, was arrested by a neighbor and later handed to
police after being accused of rape at 9:30 pm in Trapaing Thloeng village, Dangkor
district, Phnom Penh. Police said Vannak raped an 18-year-old garment worker while
she was drunk at a guest house. Vannak denied the rape and said he really entered
the house to give a massage as she had been drunk.
OCTOBER 16: Yan Yeat, 50, was shot dead with an AK-47 at 7:30 p.m. at his
house in Chamkar Chek village, Prey Veng province. Police said Yeat was shot twice
in the stomach and the thigh by an unknown man who escaped on foot. Police are investigating
and filing a complaint to arrest a neighbor for questioning as he recently argued
with Yeat over a business revenge.
OCTOBER 17: One garment worker died and 49 others were injured during an accident
at 7:10 a.m. while riding in a truck on National Road 21 in Tuol Krasaing village,
Kandal province. Police said the truck ran off the road and overturned in a lake
while driving from Saang district to their factory at Takhmau. The truck was driven
by Chak Chin, who escaped on a motodop.
OCTOBER 17: Two gunmen escaped after killing a man and stealing his motorbike
in Thmey village, Phnom Penh. Police said the man Poeu Phoungmony, 35, was shot in
the forehead with a K-59 handgun and died instantly while parking the bike to buy
sweets on Monireth Boulevard.
OCTOBER 17: Hak Samnang, 22, was knifed and severely injured during a drinking
argument at 3:00 p.m. in Prek Khsai village, Prey Veng province. Police said Samnang
was struck in the shoulder by Tham Tim, 17.