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Police arrest robbery gang on highway from HCM City

Update: July, 02/2015 - 16:13

HCM CITY (VNS) — Police in Tien Giang Province's Chau Thanh District yesterday arrested a six-member gang for allegedly attacking truck drivers on a highway running from neighbouring HCM City and robbing them.

At 2am on Wednesday they caught red-handed 15-year-old Phan Tan Dat and Huynh Chi Vien, 19, using crates of soft-drinks bottles to block trucks on the HCM City- Trung Luong Expressway and brandishing an iron bar and wooden clubs to rob drivers who had stopped.

They admitted to robbing a total of VND700,000 (US$33) from five drivers that night.

The police then arrested Nguyen Nhut Thanh,18, Le Hung Cuong, 15, Phan Minh Luan, 17, and Huynh Van Cuong, 22, based on information the duo provided.

All of them belong to Tien Giang. — VNS

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