Viet Nam News
HCM CITY — Three bank officers have been praised by the HCM City People’s Committee for their bravery in pursuing and bringing under control two armed robbers.
Thủ Đức District officials awarded certificates of merit to 25-year-old Dương Minh Quang, from Lâm Đồng Province, 25-year-old Bùi Văn Tiến, from Bình Phước Province, and 24-year-old Nguyễn Sơn Tùng, from Bình Định Province, at a ceremony on Tuesday.
Nguyễn Mạnh Cường, secretary of the district’s Party Committee, commended the men for their courage in protecting other people’s assets and for helping ensure order and security in the locality.
At around 9pm on Monday, two men on Dream motorbikes snatched Tùng’s mobile phone while the three bank employees were driving on Tô Ngọc Vân Street.
The men shouted for help and chased the two suspects, who were later identified as Trần Ngọc Danh and Lê Minh Vũ Nghĩa, both from Long An Province. The pursuit spanned over two kilometres and ended when Quang, Tiến, and Tùng approached the suspects and kicked them off their motorbike. Danh tried to escape to a nearby alley, while his accomplice tried to attack the three with a knife. Both suspects were later arrested by the police and local residents.
After the incident, Tùng was taken to the Thủ Đức Hospital for emergency treatment on an injury to the main artery in his left hand and a wound in his right hand. Tiến and Quang suffered minor injuries.
The two suspects told police that they attempted the robbery because they did not have any money.
Danh and Nghĩa were taken into custody for investigation on charges of "robbery of property" and "intentionally causing injuries".
A mobile phone, two knives, and a motorbike were also seized by police for use as evidence. — VNS