Cheerful burglar takes bath before stealing car

July 14, 2020 - 09:00
The Hà Nội People’s Court on July 3rd sentenced a 34-year-old man to 10 years of imprisonment for theft.
Nguyễn Văn Trường is at the court. — Photo

The Hà Nội People’s Court on July 3 sentenced a 34-year-old man to 10 years of imprisonment for theft.

Nguyễn Văn Trường, lives in Trạm Trôi Town, Hoài Đức District in Hà Nội, at about 3am on August 25 last year drove his motorbike to the Lideco residential zone in Trạm Trôi Town to steal.

Trường discovered a villa owned by Nguyễn Thị H., 39, was not locked. He climbed the wall and entered the villa.

He explored the villa while the five members of the family inside slept.

Trường found a necklace on the second floor and put it into his pocket.

He opened a wardrobe on the third floor to take a pair of shorts and then went to the fourth floor to take a bath.

Then he went downstairs to the second floor and had a meal in the kitchen.

By 5.30am, Trường went down to the first floor and saw a Ranger Rover car with the key. He opened the door and drove the car out.

Trường took the necklace to a store to sell, but the store owner refused to buy it because the necklace was fake gold, so he threw it away.

Then, instead of making his getaway, he drove the car back to the Lideco residential zone to listen to the news on the radio.

As for H., when she woke up and discovered the car was gone, she called the police.

H.’s father heard the news, so he went to her house at about 8.30am and discovered Trường was driving the car around. He immediately rushed out and blocked the car.

Trường assaulted him so H.’s father had to flee.

Trường left the car and went on foot to the residential zone and was captured by police.

The police determined that the car was worth VNĐ1.2 billion (US$52,100), the fake-gold necklace worth VNĐ730,000 ($30) and the shorts worth VNĐ90,000 ($4). All the items were given back to H.’s family. — VNS