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Two suspects of a jewelry robbery arrested

Update: June, 06/2017 - 18:00
A jewelry shop in Đà Nẵng city is seen after robber broke in and took some jewels away on Monday night. — VNS Photo Anh Tuấn
Viet Nam News

ĐÀ NẴNG — Ngũ Hành Sơn district police investigators arrested two robbery suspects Monday night.

Senior colonel Ngô Đình Thu, deputy head of the district’s public security department, said today that one of two arrestees was Huỳnh Khắc Vinh, 22, from Quảng Nam Province.

Vinh, who was studying at the Hội An-based Phan Châu Trinh, said he and a group broke into a jewelry shop in Lê Văn Hiến Street around 9pm, using rocks to smash and grab.

The robbers took some golden ear-rings and jewels from the shop.

Local residents joined to block the robbers, but other accomplices used motorbikes to help the burglars escape.

Police seized only two men, but they refuse to give official name of the second arrestee.

A civilian broke his leg while pursuing the robbers.

The case is under investigation.

Last year, the city installed security camera systems at 3,296 sites in the event of emergency situations on streets and outside of living quarters, trading centres, industrial parks, markets, restaurants, hotels, bars and offices.

A report from the city stated that the city’s court handled over 1,000 criminal cases in 2015, and public security in the city ranked 28th out of 64 provinces and cities nationwide.

In March, a bank robber was arrested in Sơn Trà District just eight minutes after he took VNĐ50 million (US$2,200).

Last year, Huế City’s police also seized a robber at a branch of the Bank for Investment and Development of Việt Nam after he escaped on a motorbike with VNĐ725 million ($31,900). — VNS



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