Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Armed heist: Bandits get gold, cash in robbery

Armed heist: Bandits get gold, cash in robbery

Armed heist: Bandits get gold, cash in robbery

Armed heist
Police in Kandal province are searching for two-armed robbery suspects who allegedly robbed a 67-year old gold seller and money exchanger living in the Koh Teav village of Koh Thom district’s Sampov Puon commune in Kandal province.

Iv Chamroeun, Kandal province police chief, said two suspects armed with pistols entered the home of Hong Koy and ordered him to produce all his gold and cash. The thieves made off with 40 damlung of gold (worth about US$70,000) and $50,000 in currency.

“We regret that we were not able to help the victim because we received information about the robbery late,” Iv Chamroeun said.

He added that he hoped the hard work of investigators and the identification of the perpetrators would ultimately lead to a speedy arrests.

MOST VIEWED

  • Negotiations on EBA being held

    In an effort to defuse tensions, a senior government official said Cambodia is negotiating with the European Union (EU) on the Everything But Arms (EBA) trade deal, which allows the Kingdom to export goods to the 28-member bloc tariff-free. The EU notified Cambodia on October 5

  • Ministers to tackle sea pollutants

    Preah Sihanouk provincial authorities and members of local communities have collected 77 tonnes of water hyacinth at a Sihanoukville beach, Preah Sihanouk Provincial Hall spokesperson Or Saroeun said. He told The Post yesterday that the aquatic weeds had been floating along some of the province’s

  • Chinese police escort deported scam suspects

    Ninety-one Chinese nationals accused of extorting money from victims in a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) scam were deported from Phnom Penh International Airport on Monday under the escort of 182 Chinese police personnel. General Department of Immigration head of investigations Ouk Hay Seila told reporters

  • Sam Rainsy, government group set to clash at IPU Geneva meet?

    Opposition figure Sam Rainsy has been invited to speak at the General Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) in Geneva, according to a former Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) lawmaker. A government delegation is also set to attend the meeting, a National Assembly press release