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Robbers at large after violent gold theft

Robbers at large after violent gold theft

Police are searching for eight suspects following the armed robbery of a gold seller on Friday in Kampong Chhnang’s Pongro village.

Deputy Provincial Police Chief Prak Vuthy said seven men armed with AK-47s and another man with a pistol entered the home of Chhour Leang, 35, and his wife Kea Muoy Kea, 32, on Friday and made off with 10 damlung of gold (worth about US$17,000), 10 million riel ($2,500), mobile phone cards worth $1,000 and two mobile phones.

“We have identified these people as professional armed robbers and we hope that we will arrest them and bring them to justice soon,” Prak Vuthy said yesterday.

He added that during the robbery, two men had come  to the victim’s house in order to change their money and both men were shot and severely injured. The suspects then escaped before police could arrive.

“We are very regretful that we were not able to arrest them because we were a little bit late, because we received information late,” Prak Vuthy said.

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