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Couple lose thousands in capital clash

Two armed thieves who allegedly stole about $30,000 and jewels from a couple on Wednesday night escaped after firing two shots and injuring a woman in the leg.

Police said the thieves, riding a motorbike, followed the couple as they drove home in their Lexus from the pawnshop they own near the NagaWorld casino, in Phnom Penh.

The two victims – Say Kunthear, 36, and her husband San Kakada, 32 – were robbed when they reached their home and got out of the car at 8pm, said Chum Savuth, the chief of police in Chak Angre Leu commune, where the couple live.

After the robbery, he added, the suspects sped away on their motorbike and the victims called the police.

“Kunthear was seriously injured and sent to Calmette hospital after she was shot in the thigh,” said Chum Savuth.

The husband was not injured.

The police are still searching for the suspects, and are gathering evidence to make an arrest.


To contact the reporter on this story: Kim Sarom at



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