Man steals $370 lobster from Hanoi restaurant

By Huy Manh   October 9, 2023 | 11:58 pm PT
Camera footage of a seafood restaurant in Hanoi's CauGiay District showed a masked man stealing a live lobster worth around VND9 million (US$370) from its tank.

The incident happened at the restaurant selling live seafood on Tran Thai Tong Street, at 10:25 p.m. on October 3, according to security camera footage.

After breaking into the restaurant, the suspect looked around cautiously and plunging his hands into a live lobster tank, taking one lobster which weighed about 3.5 kilograms, it showed.

When he was preparing to escape, a security guard discovered the theft and tried to capture him. However, the thief kicked the guard down and ran away.

The restaurant filed a report to police officers and released the camera footage on its official Facebook page.

On Monday, a representative of the restaurant said the suspect has not yet to be captured.

Camera footage released by a restaurant in Cau Giay District, Hanoi shows a masked man stealing a live lobster from its tank on October 3, 2023.

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