Online shops on social networks can be a great way for small-scale traders to shift some clobber, but a public forum probably isn’t the best place to sell stolen goods.
However Nhựt and Nhung, a couple in Nha Trang City, the central province of Khánh Hòa, thought Facebook was the right place to shift on a hot motorbike.
On July 29, Nhựt asked his girlfriend, Nhung, to steal a motorbike and later that day, they spotted an unattended Vision motorbike at a park opposite of Lý Tự Trọng Road.
They stole the motorbike, took it to their boarding house, removed its number plate and made a new key for the motorbike.
Nhung then posted the bike on Facebook for sale, presumably after uploading a few selfies.
On July 30, Đậu Thị Biên, owner of the motorbike, saw the motorbike online, so she informed the police.
Nhựt and Nhung were later arrested at Nha Trang Port, where they intended to sell Biên the motorbike.
Facebook has been blamed for a lot in 2017, at least it managed to help police catch this poor man’s Bonnie and Clyde. — VNS