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Man robs bank with fake gun

Update: December, 07/2016 - 16:35
The BIDV branch on Mai Thúc Loan Street where the robbery took place. — VNA/VNS Photo
Viet Nam News

THỪA THIÊN-HUẾ — Police in the central Thừa Thiên-Huế Province are hunting for an armed bank robber who fled Huế City with an undisclosed amount of money after looting a bank on Tuesday.

Colonel Lê Quốc Hùng, director of the provincial Police Department, said the robbery took place around 5pm. A man entered a branch of Bank for Investment and Development of Việt Nam (BIDV) on Mai Thúc Loan Street, pulled out a gun and threatened the cashier, only known as Tâm, ordering her to hand over the money. He then made his escape on a motorbike.

Initial investigations reveal that the accused has fled with several hundreds of millions of đồng. Hùng said it was a fake gun and that no one was injured in the incident.

The BIDV said it would co-operate with the police to help track down the suspect. — VNS


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