A Chinese sunglasses vendor was stabbed to death in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district in a robbery on Saturday with the suspect still at large, police said yesterday.
Khuon Seng, a district penal police officer, said Hola Yung, 69, was stabbed in the throat with scissors in her home in Stung Meanchey commune at about 6:30pm, and died of her injuries after being sent to Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital.
“The perpetrator entered the room of her rental house while she was counting money by herself,” he said.
“The perpetrator threatened to stab her, and ordered her to give him the money. But she refused and fought with him. She was then stabbed one time with the scissors on the right side of her throat, which caused serious injury.
After she was stabbed and wounded, she ran to her neighbours for help. The offender escaped,” he added.
Police have deemed the incident a robbery, as cash and jewellery were taken from the home, Seng said. They are currently looking for the suspect.