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Armed robbers hold up capital vendor

Armed robbers hold up capital vendor

Armed robbers took hundreds of dollars in cash and jewellery from a vendor in Phnom Penh’s Dangkor district on Tuesday night, though local officials reported no injuries.

Chum Cheang, chief of Dangkor district’s Prek Kampoes commune, said yesterday that gasoline and grocery vendor So Sophorn was robbed by two suspects riding a motorbike.

On Tuesday evening, “the two suspects knocked on the door of the victim asking her to sell them gasoline, although she had closed her store”, Cheang said.

“When she came out of the house, the suspects pointed a gun at her and took a necklace, a bracelet and $250.”

The pair then fled without causing further harm, he added.

The robbery comes amid a spate of violent crimes and armed robberies across multiple provinces, a crime wave that has prompted calls from high-ranking officials for greater vigilance on the part of local authorities.

Numerous attempts to reach Dangkor district police chief Chim Sitha, who is in charge of the investigation into Tuesday’s robbery, were unsuccessful yesterday.

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