Hanoi man faces charges for robbing three South Korean women

By Hoang Viet   July 24, 2019 | 04:53 pm GMT+7
Hanoi man faces charges for robbing three South Korean women
A mobile phone that Vu Van Thao snatched from a South Korean woman in Hanoi. Photo by VnExpress.

A 37-year-old Hanoian has been detained pending criminal probe for snatching bags from three South Koreans in April and May.

Police in Nam Tu Liem District said on Tuesday that in all four cases, he drove a motorbike and snatched the handbags from the women as they were walking on the street.

In one robbery on May 5 on Do Dinh Thien Street, a South Korean woman lost VND17 million ($730) and two mobile phones in her bag.

In April, he snatched the bags from two other South Korean women at a high-end apartment building. One of them lost VND5 million in cash and a smart phone while another lost her personal papers and bank cards.

The women have been advised to approach police in the district for any support they need.

If found guilty, Thao faces up to life imprisonment.

 
 
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