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Woman shot dead, daughter survives

A gold seller was shot dead and robbed of 12 million riel (US$ 30,000) while driving her motorbike with her teenage daughter on the back yesterday in Choam Chao commune of Phnom Penh’s Dangkor district, police said.

Choam Chao commune police chief Mam Hor said the victim, Chhuon Theara was shot three times in the chest and robbed by a group of five or six men, while she driving to Olympic Market with her daughter.

“She died while she was being sent for medical attention at a private clinic,” he said, adding that the daughter was unharmed.   “The robbers escaped, but we identified several suspects and are searching for them,” he said.

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