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Five arrested for robbing taxi drivers

Update: May, 21/2013 - 12:09

The five suspects are aged between 16 and 28, and are all residents in the district.—VNA/VNS Photo

HAI PHONG (VNS)-- Police in the northern port city of Hai Phong's Ngo Quyen District have temporarily detained five people who are suspected of being behind a series of robberies targetting taxi drivers in the area.

The five suspects are aged between 16 and 28, and are all residents in the district. Police also confiscated one knife, two choppers and two swords.

Since the beginning of this month, different taxi firms in the city have been reporting that their drivers have been robbed. The gang would use various tricks. For example, taxi drivers would be asked for a ride to a deserted place, where they were attacked with a knife and had their money and property taken away. In other cases, the robbers paid the fare with foreign bank notes of low value, but then asked for change in Vietnamese dong in a high values.

The five arrested suspects admitted to the investigators that they had conducted 10 robberies of taxi drivers. -- VNS


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