A Japanese woman was shot in the left thigh as she resisted two men trying to steal her handbag in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Japanese embassy sources said Sunday.
TBS quoted an embassy spokesperson as saying the incident occurred Saturday night. The 33-year-old woman, identified as Sakiko Takayanagi, and her younger sister had arrived in Cambodia on Saturday afternoon for a holiday. As they were walking near a market in the center of the city, two men approached them. One grabbed the woman's handbag and when she resisted, the second man shot her with a pistol, police said.
The woman was taken to hospital but her injuries are not life-threatening, an embassy official told TBS. The two men escaped with the woman's handbag.
A Japanese man was shot dead in Phnom Penh in March and the embassy has issued an alert to Japanese visitors to be careful.© Japan Today