Hà Nội Police on Sunday have arrested three suspects involved in extorting money from customers at a karaoke parlour a week ago. — Photo baogiaothong.vn
HÀ NỘI — Hà Nội Police on Sunday have arrested three suspects involved in extorting money from customers at a karaoke parlour a week ago.
The suspects are: Đinh Viết Phúc, 26; Đinh Gia Thơi, 21 and Dương Tiến Thành, 26, all hailing from the northern province of Nam Định . They were working at the Kiss Karaoke parlour on Thái Hà Street, Đống Đa District.
On the evening of June 22, these men forced two customers, a Chinese national and a Vietnamese citien, to pay VNĐ 15.43 million (US$680) after the latter spent just 20 minutes at the parlour without having any snack or drink.
The three men allegedly threatened the guests, saying they would not be allowed to leave the parlour without paying the money demanded.
After taking VNĐ 3.6 million ($150) and 350 Chinese yuan in cash from the guests’ pockets, Thơi and Thành forced them to withdraw more money from bank.
Phúc, the parlour’s manager, directed his staff to take the guests to their hotels in a taxi and collect more money. The two guests escaped from the taxi at the Huỳnh Thúc Kháng – Láng Hạ Intersection and asked local residents for help. — VNS