A Korean reastaurant owner's wife was assaulted and property was stolen by a group
of people led by a policeman and a soldier on Nov2.
The attack on the Dong Bang and Coffee shop on Sihanouk Blvd followed a dispute over
money between owner Woo Sang Lim and the two men.
The two men had arranged for redecoration work to be done at the restaurant.
Woo Sang Lim said he had paid more than $20,000 to the soldier for the work, who
later demanded twice that amount. Two truckloads of people, some in military uniform
turned up at the restaurant, pushed and hit Woo Sang Lim's wife and helped themselves
to televisions, videos , other goods and hundreds of dollars of cash.
They were trying to load the restaurant's generator onto a truck when several police
officers called to the scene fired warning shots, and they fled.
Woo Sang Lim's lawyer later recovered some of the property, but not the cash, which
was given to the police.
A police spokesman said the matter would go to court to decide whether the restaurant
owner owed the soldier money.