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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.

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