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Security guard jailed for bank robbery

Update: April, 21/2015 - 16:01
Nguyen Tuan Duong. — Photo vietnamnet
HA NOI (VNS) — A security guard was sentenced to 11 years in prison yesterday for stealing VND700 million (US$32,000) from an HD Bank branch.

Nguyen Tuan Duong, 29, was also asked to pay back VND180 million ($8,000), which was the remaining part of the stolen money apart from the amount previously returned to HD Bank by his mother.

Duong, a former security guard at the Ha Noi-based HCM City Securities Corporation that is located near an HD Bank branch in Hoan Kiem District, committed the crime on September 9 last year.

When a bank employee went out for lunch, Duong used a pincer to unlock a cash safe at the bank and fled to the central province of Thanh Hoa with the money.

Two days later, he transferred VND520 million ($24,000) to his mother Duong Thi Hoa, to return the amount to the bank after discovering that the police was hunting for him.

Duong gave himself up to the police on October 6, 2014. — VNS

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