HCMC cops snatch phone snatchers in high-speed chase

By Quoc Thang   May 30, 2023 | 06:34 am PT
A high-speed chase that was caught on camera led to Ho Chi Minh City police's special forces capturing two men for stealing phones in Hoc Mon District this week.

Nguyen Cong Thuan, 27, and Duong Le Tuyen Tai, 28, were both arrested on Monday.

It all began when officers received reports of a phone-snatching on Nhat Tao Street in District 10 on May 19.

After analyzing nearby camera footage, investigators were able to identify the suspects via their license plate numbers.

When special forces found Thuan and Tai riding two motorbikes in Hoc Mon District, the pair was exhibiting signs of looking for potential victims.

Officers from the special forces stopped the two men for questioning. Tai was apprehended while Thuan tried to escape on his motorbike.

HCMC police in hot pursuit for a phone snatcher in Hoc Mon District. Video courtesy of the police

A high-speed chase ensued throughout Hoc Mon. Police eventually cornered Thuan at the side of a road and incapacitated him.

At the police station, Thuan and Tai admitted to having stolen the phone on May 19. They also admitted to having snatched belongings in two other District 10 cases.

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