CAN THO — Can Tho City Police have remanded in custody four men for stealing VND220 million (US$11,000) from Tran Thanh Phuong, 28.
The suspects include Du Quoc Trong, 32; Nguyen Trong Quoc Bao, 29, of the Mekong Delta Province of An Giang; Nguyen Phuc Vinh, 23, from the southern province of Dong Thap; and Nguyen Van Thu, 23, from the southern province of Tien Giang.
The suspects admitted to using two tasers on Phuong before robbing him last December when Phuong was on the way to Can Tho City to buy pigs.
Police are continuing to investigate the case.Text message thieves who stole $2,500 found
DA NANG — Central Da Nang City's Son Tra District Police have identified a group of three suspects who appropriated over VND50 million (US$2,500) by using mobile phone messages to cheat people.
The suspects sent mobile phone users bogus announcements claiming they had won a mobile phone. Those who replied to the message wasted VND15,000 ($0.7), with the fee charging up the suspects' on-line game accounts.
The suspects then would sell their "virtual property" for money. The case is under further investigation. — VNS