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Pursat gold heist: Police hunt three armed gold robbers

Pursat gold heist
Pursat provincial police officials are on the hunt for three thieves who allegedly robbed a gold vendor and money exchanger in front of their houses at gunpoint on Sunday.

Provincial Police Chief Lok Sary said yesterday the suspects approached the victims, who were returning from their stalls at a local market. The suspects then allegedly drew AK-47 automatic rifles on the pair.

“We are investigating to arrest these robbers and we found that two motorbikes were left behind,” he said. “However, we don’t know clearly yet whether the bikes belong to the robbers.”

He said the group stole 15 damlung of gold (roughly 0.57 kilograms) 7 damlung of platinum gold, 30 million riels (US$7,299), 100,000 baht ($3,314) and $2,000.

“I cannot tell you anymore about this case because it is an ongoing investigation,” he said.

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