Young man arrested for committing murder to take assets

February 21, 2024 - 10:31
A 20-year-old man was seized on Tuesday evening by the Thanh Xuân District Police for allegedly killing a young woman.
Hoàng Minh Hào is seised by the Thanh Xuân District Police. — VNA/VNS Photo

HÀ NỘI — A 20-year-old man was apprehended on Tuesday evening by the Thanh Xuân District Police for allegedly murdering a young woman.

Hoàng Minh Hào, hailing from Kép Town, Lạng Giang District, in the northern province of Bắc Giang, stands accused by authorities of theft on January 22 in Thượng Đình Ward, Thanh Xuân District, and of committing murder during a robbery on February 16 in Yên Hòa Ward, Cầu Giấy District, Hà Nội.

Preliminary investigations reveal that on January 22, after stealing a black Honda Vision, Hào pawned it for VNĐ10 million (US$400).

Subsequently, he rented a room near the Mỹ Đình Terminal to rest for two days before traveling to Hà Tĩnh central province by coach to celebrate the Tết holiday.

On February 16, while returning to Hà Nội by coach, Hào searched for boarding house information on Facebook and contacted L.T.T.L., who specialises in boarding house referrals and resides in Mỹ Đình 1 Ward, Nam Từ Liêm District, Hà Nội.

Hào arranged to meet L. at 5:30 PM the same day at Alley 79, Cầu Giấy Road, Cầu Giấy District, to see the guesthouse. However, he lacked the required deposit.

By 8:30 PM the same day, Hào scheduled another meeting with L. at the same location to provide the deposit.

Upon arrival, L. escorted Hào to a room on the third floor.

Observing L. alone, Hào conceived a plan to rob her. He strangled her, resulting in her death. Subsequently, he concealed the victim's body in a kitchen cabinet.

Hào then absconded with L.’s motorbike and two mobile phones.

He sought refuge in a rented room at No. 36C Alley 152, Nguyễn Đình Hoàn Street, Nghĩa Đô Ward, Cầu Giấy District, where he was later apprehended by police in Minh Khai Ward, Bắc Từ Liêm District. — VNS