Chinese Cafe Shooter Caught

Phnom Penh: On the afternoon of October 4, 2019, Phnom Penh Municipal Police Office sent a Chinese suspect to Phnom Penh Municipal Court in connection with a shooting outside a Toul Kork cafe.

According to the police report, the suspect, LAI SUNG MAO, a 51-year-old businessman, was staying at Leng Sophan’s guesthouse on Street 644, Doeum Ampil village, Chbar Ampov 1 commune, Chbar Ampov district. 

The victim, XLAO HONG JE, a 37-year-old Chinese male, was living in Sen Sok district.

It was reported that on September 27, 2019, at 19:50, the suspect drove a HIGH LANDER to the Green Café and Restaurant, # 166, Street 150, Village 3, Teuk Laak II Toul Kork and fired three gunshot wounds at the victim, but didn’t manage to hit him.

On the afternoon of October 2, 2019, the suspect was in the guesthouse on Street 644.

After detaining the suspects, authorities confiscated the following items:
– one SIG SAUER gun and 30 bullets
– 2 passports, 2 mobile phones
– 10 packages of white powder
– Some tablets/pills


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