Buth Reaksmey Kongkea
Armed robbers shot a woman yesterday and allegedly stole more than $US24,000 from the 48-year-old who ran a money exchange and gold shop in Phnom Penh’s Dangkor district.
At about 10:15 Chhuon Theara was shot dead while driving a motorbike with her teenage daughter on it by five or six men that staged the robbery, Choam Chao commune police chief Mam Hor said yesterday. ‘
She was carrying a bag with 100 million riel ($US24,557) when someone opened fire.
“Three bullets were shot into her chests while she was driving a motorbike and carrying a big amount of exchanged Khmer money,” he said.
“She died while she was rushed for immediate rescue at a hospital in Phnom Penh”.
The victim was traveling on a routine trip from her home in Choam Chao Commune’s Prey Tea Village to exchange money at Olympic market, Mam Hor said.
“They were stopped and robbed while they were driving and arrived at a quiet place in the village. The robbers then successfully escaped from the place after they fired at the two victims and took the money,” he said.