Phnom Penh municipal police are on the lookout for a suspect after a private security guard was found dead at a bank on Thursday morning in Tuol Svay Prey II commune, in Boeung Keng Kang district.
Deputy municipal police chief Song Ly on Thursday identified the victim as 37-year-old Bun Sok Chamroeun, a security guard from CSC company who was assigned to guard a Phnom Penh Commercial Bank (PPCBank) branch.
Deputy commune police chief Chheng Leang said Sok Chamroeun was killed at about 6am after being stabbed several times. He said a bloodied knife handle found near him has been seized as evidence.
“We found a knife handle near the body. Police are investigating and we expect to make an arrest soon. None of the victim’s property was stolen. We will check the security camera at the site to see if we can identify a suspect,” he said.
Sok Chamroeun’s wife told police he worked for a private security company. She also said she was unaware of any bad blood between her husband and anyone saying, “he is a gentle person”.
She said at around 5am on Thursday, her husband sent his uncle to work.
“When he [the uncle] returned later, he told me that my husband was stabbed to death. I asked why? And he said he did not know, as my husband was already dead when he was found,” she told police.
The body was then taken to Stung Meanchey pagoda in Phnom Penh for further examination.
Forensic pathologist Nong Sovanroth said after he examined the body that Sok Chamroeun had three fatal stab wounds – one to the stomach and two to the chest.