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Armed bank robber arrested, money retrieved in southern Vietnam

By Phuoc Tuan, Quoc Thang   September 10, 2022 | 09:00 pm PT
A man was arrested early Sunday morning, two days after he robbed VND600 million (US$25,450) from a bank in the southern province of Dong Nai using a revolver.

Le Huy Dung, 34, was caught at 1 a.m. near the Long Duc Industrial Zone in Long Thanh District, Dong Nai, said Major General Nguyen Sy Quang, director of the Dong Nai Police department.

"He admitted all wrongdoings and told us where he hid the money, his gun and the vehicle he used to escape, as well as other evidence," Quan said.

"Dung said he needed the money to repay debts he incurred from gambling and betting."

Le Huy Dung and the revolver he used in the robbery. Photo by VnExpress/Quoc Thang

Le Huy Dung and the revolver he used in the robbery. Photo by VnExpress/Quoc Thang

The police have confiscated his gun and all the money he robbed from the bank.

At around 3 p.m. Thursday, Dung walked into a Vietcombank branch near the Tam Phuoc Industrial Park in Bien Hoa Town, around 45 km northeast of HCMC. He pulled out a gun, threatened the staff, and forced them to give him the money.

He put the money in a black plastic bag and ran out. When people chased after him, he fired a few shots to scare them off and managed to escape.

Security camera footage shows Le Huy Dung threatening staff at a Vietcombank branch in Dong Nai Province with a gun to rob money. Video by VnExpress/Phuoc Tuan

 
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