Feb. 6: A gang carrying handguns rob two German military attaches of a
white Mitsubishi Pajero
( No. CD 04012) at 12:20 am in front of the German
Embassy on street 400 in, Phnom Penh.
Feb. 6: A gang of criminals rob people in central Trapeng Kraleung
market in Phnom Sruoch district, Kompong Speu at 11 pm. A civilian is killed and
another injured, while ten motorcycles and some other valuables are stolen.
Victims say they could get no help from the authorities and that the robbers
were wearing military uniform, and some of them were clearly identified.
Feb. 7: Police send three suspects to court over the Feb 2 shooting
and robbery of three criminal investigation policemen riding on two motorcycles
in front of Wat Toul Sangke, Russeike district, Phnom Penh. One of the three
policemen was seriously wounded, and the four robbers and three others in the
gang escaped with the two motorcycles.
Feb. 8: Four offenders with two guns riding on two motorcycles rob
Thai Chanrith, 19, of his C100 motorcycle at 8:30 am on the corner of streets
205 and 388 in Phnom Penh.
Feb. 8: Chea Sok, 45, is robbed of his motorcycle by two offenders
carrying a handgun at 4:20 p.m. in house # 306 in Sangkat Olympic, Khan
Chamkamon, Phnom Penh.
Feb. 8: Chhuon Kim Lok, 39, is shot and killed and his motorcycle
robbed by an unknown gang of criminals behind the University of Phnom Penh.
Feb. 9: Police arrest robber Ngueyng Van Thanh, 35, at 9 am in Sre
Ambel village, Chue Teal commune, Srok Kien Svay, Kandal. Police say Thanh is a
former Vietnamese soldier in Cambodia, and was once put in jail for robbery.
Including the last robbery of a student's C100 motorcycle, which is confiscated
in his house, on Feb. 8, Thanh had already committed ten of such crimes since he
escaped from prison last time. Police say Thanh would use two handguns during
Feb. 9: A robber hangs and kills himself in prison in Phnom Penh two
days after being arrested. Soum Vannara, 28, is a policeman in Phnom Penh,
arrested along with two other offenders charged with robbery. Police say the
suicide is apparently caused by disgrace.
Feb.10: Phnom Penh police arrest four offenders who had attempted to
poison Mang Moeun to steal his San Mighty X car on Feb. 6. The car is now
returned to Moeun.
Feb. 10: Phnom Penh Criminal Investigation Police arrest Yoeun
Bunthoeun, 21, and Keu Tin, 27, near Wat Srak Chak, Phnom Penh. The two are
accused of attempting to steal a moto-taxi on Feb 6 on the corner of streets 247
and 26 in Sangkat Srak Chak, Khan Daun Penh, Phnom Penh. They fired at the
motorcycle's owner, but missed and killed a person nearby.
Feb. 11: Nouth Sokhom, 18, and Srei Mao, 19, are arrested at 2.30 am
in Phnom Penh. The two are husband and wife, charged with the burglary of two
houses in their village.
Feb. 11: Siempang district police arrest Sok Sovann, who murdered his
close friend Hong Chenkhin to rob a Nova motorcycle in Laos. Sovann, who was a
police lieutenant fired over two months ago because of his undisciplined
conduct, was sent to Stung Treng Provincial Police station on Feb. 13.
Feb.12: After two months of investigation, police arrest three robbers
in Kandal province. The three used to conduct raids in Ratanakiri province on
the Vietnamese border.
Feb. 13: Three offenders loot two passenger trucks of 300,000 riel
each on Road 13 between Kratie and Stung Trang. Nobody is hurt.
Feb. 14: Pochentong Airport custom officers confiscate 13 statues from
an Asian-born American who is trying to get them to Thailand. Without enough
evidence, the lady is not stopped.
- Summarized and translated by
Moeun Chhean Nariddh from Khmer newspapers