A gold seller was shot dead and robbed of 12 million Riel (US$ 30,000) while driving with her teenage daughter yesterday in Choam Chao commune of Phnom Penh’s Dangkor district, said police
Choam Chao commune police chief Mam Hor said the victim, Chhuon Theara, also known as Mom, was shot three times in the chest and robbed by a group of five or six men brandishing a gun, while she driving a motorbike to the Olympic Market with her teenage daughter.
“She died while she was being sent for immediate medical attention at a private clinic in Dangkor district,” he said.
The police chief also confirmed that the teenage passenger was uninjured.
“The robbers successfully escaped after firing at the victims and taking the money,” he said.
Police have launched an investigation into the whereabouts of the suspects at large.