An unidentified man on Wednesday morning threatened to blow up a gold shop in Tan Phu District, Ho Chi Minh City if his demand for VND200 million (US$8,930) was not met.
The man, reportedly in his 40s and wearing a facemask, entered Kim Phat gold shop on Nguyen Son Street in the district at around 9:30 am on Wednesday and demanded the sum, threatening to explode the shop otherwise.
Refusing to comply with the request, the shop attendants then engaged in a struggle with the man.
The man eventually left, but only after leaving behind a plastic bag containing an unidentified liquid.
Police, and a fire truck have responded to the site, and tests are being carried out to determine the nature of the liquid.
Footage taken after the incident outside Kim Phat gold shop on Nguyen Son Street, Tan Phu District, Ho Chi Minh City. Clip: Tuoi Tre