20 October, 2009

Man, 24, is shot dead in scuffle with burglars

A 24-year old man was shot dead on Sunday night when he confronted a group of four male burglars, one of whom was masked, who broke into his house and stole donation collected for the current Kathin Buddhist festival, police said.

At about 8:30 pm, Thon Sithoeun confronted and fought the robbers, who carried an AK-47 rifle, in his home in Tbong Khmum district’s Chirou II commune, according to district police chief Ang Huot...

“The victim was shot dead when he tried to fight the robbers. He grabbed a robber by the neck. If he had a knife or a weapon he properly would have killed the robbers” said Mr Hout.

Mr. Sithoeun was shot twice and died at the provincial hospital, he said, adding that the robbers stoles over $2,500, jewelry and other properly. Police have yet to make any arrests, he said. (sourced by Cambodia Dail news)


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