PHNOM PENH (FN), Feb.2 — Two men who have allegedly robbed the owner of a money transfer shop in Pailin, about 25km from Thai border to the south-west of Cambodia, were apprehended on Feb.2, police said.

Brigadier General Chea Chanden, Chief of Pailin Provincial Police said that the two AK-47 armed-robbers, who axed the owner of a Wing transfer shop in Pailin Province’s O-Tavao District until he was seriously wounded and robbed him of some $10,000 on January 21, 2016, were arrested this Tuesday’s morning in Phnom Penh. 

Gen. Chanden said the two suspects were identified as Huoth Viseth, male, 27, from Tbong Khmum district, Tbong Khmum province; and Seng Da, male, 35, from Kampong Cham Province. They are now remanded in custody at Phnom Penh Municipal Police Headquarters, in Phnom Penh. 

The Gen. said they will be transferred to Pailin Provincial Police to get their legal case prepared before sending them to the provincial court for questioning on Wednesday. 

He added that the victim of the robbery was identified as Heng Rattana, male, 60, owner of Wing transfer shop situated in O-Tavao District, in Pailin Province.