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HÀ NỘI — Three Colombian nationals involved in property theft in Hà Nội have been arrested at the Cầu Treo International Border Gate in central Hà Tĩnh Province.
The arrested are Rodriguez Cuervo Luis Alexander, 40; Zuga Galvez Jaime Alberto, 39; and Nino Nino Fidel, 41.
The three were arrested while completing emigration procedures to travel to Laos on Saturday.
According to Hà Nội’s Criminal Police Division, the three men immigrated to Việt Nam in 2006. They usually visited commercial banks in large cities, observing customers who withdrew money. They then called their accomplices to stalk the customers, caused accidents on purpose and took advantage of customers’ carelessness to steal money.
On February 22 this year, the men stole VNĐ1.7 billion (US$75,600) from a local living on Hà Nội’s Hàng Tre Street. After that, they kept on moving to other Vietnamese cities or countries.
Hà Nội’s Police Department had issued a national arrest warrant for the criminals.
The police are expanding their investigation after the arrests. — VNS