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Bavet casino robbers make off with US$50K

Police in Svay Rieng arrested two suspects yester­day on allegations of armed robbery after they allegedly held up a casino money changer at gun point and absconded with more than $50,000.

Keo Kong, Bavet town police chief, confirmed that the pair was being questioned for the Saturday night robbery near the Crown Casino but declined to com­­ment further.

“The money which was taken has not yet been found and police con­­tinue questioning the sus­pects,” Kong told the Post. A police official, who asked not to be named said that the victim, business­woman Ly Kuong Huong, w­­as held up as she was driving her motorbike back home alone and sus­tained injuries after being hit in the head with the butt of a gun.

To contact the reporter on this story: Lieng Sarith at sarith.lieng@phnompenhpost.com

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