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Masked men with guns rob Ratanakkiri family during meal

Masked men with guns rob Ratanakkiri family during meal

Three men armed with a rifle, pistol and metal bar robbed the owners of a cassava business in Ratanakkiri province’s Kon Mom district on Saturday night, police said yesterday.

The couple and their three children were having dinner when the suspects broke into their Phumi Three village home at about 7:15pm, said Kon Mom district deputy police chief Ren Mut.

The men – two of whom were wearing masks – threatened to kill the family if they screamed for help or attempted to stop them before taking about $30,000 in riel and US dollars, a necklace, a pair of earrings and a mobile phone.

None of the family members were hurt during the robbery.

“According to the victim’s elaboration, the group of robbers is the same group that robbed and shot a farmer’s family member in Sesan District, Stung Treng province 10 days ago,” Mut said.

The police yesterday questioned two villagers, whose names weren’t disclosed, for their suspected involvement with the group of robbers, but it was determined that they were not involved.

In the Sesan District robbery, a 25-year-old man was shot in the back with an AK-47 by three men wearing masks. The robbers in that case made off with 1 million riel (about $250). The victim was sent to a hospital in Vietnam for treatment.

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