PATIENT EMPLOYEE EYES BOSS'S MOTO
Heng Pheap, 23, from Veal Thom village in Kampot province, was arrested by police on December 18 in Sihanoukville for stealing a motorbike belonging to Eang Bonath, 39, his boss. The suspect confessed that he had attempted to steal the motorbike for a long time by secretly copying the key and waiting for the right opportunity.
POSH GANG STRIKES
A group of about 20 gunmen in five modern cars attacked three people in their home, causing them serious injuries before they escaped. The attack took place in the Boeung Keng Kang 3 neighborhood of Phnom Penh in the evening of December 21. The victims reported the incident to police the next day, but they refused to reveal the attackers' indentities to journalists.
JOYRIDING ROBBERS SNAGGED IN MORNING
Police in Tuol Kork arrested one of two robbers in the early morning of December 23 who were riding a stolen motorbike near Stung Meanchey Bridge in Phnom Penh. The two men had used a fake gun to threaten the owner, 19-year-old high school student Bun Chan Rasmey, who was riding along Street 156 on the evening of December 22. The man arrested was Dam Huor, 20, who lives in house number 22 on Street 255, in Tuol Kork. The motorbike was given back to the victim.
3 ARRESTED FOR ROBBING FOREIGNER
Some US$2,800 and a phone was stolen from a foreigner at dawn on December 15 in the Tuol Kork neighborhood of Phnom Penh. Three suspected robbers were separately found and arrested on December 22. Khim Sokna, 28, Chem Sin, 27, and the ringleader, Sak Sophearun, 42, were all living in Tuol Kork. Police did not know the victim's identity, except that he is from the Philippines, because he did not report the robbery.
SMOKY ROAD CAUSES COLLISION
At 9:30 in the morning on December 23 on National Road 56 in the Thmor Puok district of Banteay Meanchey province, two women around the age of 30 died after the taxi sedan they were in collided with an oncoming truck, which was fully loaded with 33 tonnes of rice, because the road was very dusty and smoky. Police did not know if the drivers were injured because both fled after the crash. Police confiscated their vehicles.