Mao Tse Tung Blvd was the site of a daylight moto driveby bag snatching that left a young woman dead November 14.
A French woman was killed Wednesday in Phnom Penh by a mini van after she was dragged
off of her mototaxi by handbag snatchers.
It was one of a rash of bold driveby handbag snatching robberies that plague Phnom
An eyewitness told the Post two men sped by on a motorbike on Mao Tse Tung Blvd and
tried to grab her handbag, pulling her onto the road where she was struck by a vehicle
Phnom Penh Municipal Police chief Touch Naroth said no arrests were made. The moto
taxi and the van fled. No witnesses could identify either vehicle. Touch said he
didn't know whether the incident was a traffic accident or a robbery attempt since
the handbag was left on the road.
The victim was Aurelia Lacroix, 28, who worked in the Ministry of Agriculture.