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​‘Super thief’ who steals from 14  in one morning nabbed in Saigon water park

Saturday, February 24, 2018, 14:06 GMT+7

Police in District 11, Ho Chi Minh City have apprehended a ‘super thief’ who managed to steal from 14 victims only in one morning hunting for preys at a local water park.

Tran Van Chung, 24, is being detained for questioning on charges of “property theft,” officers said on Friday.

Chung was caught on Wednesday for stealing from visitors at the Dam Sen Water Park in District 11, according to information released by the police.

A search through his belongings led to the discovery of valuable items and cash that he confessed to having stolen from 14 different people on the morning that day.

Chung admitted to having intentionally circled the park to prey on careless victims who didn’t pay attention to their belongings.

The man was caught by on-duty police officers at around 10:00 am the same day, when he was trying to flee after having stolen from his last victims.

Police later searched his temporary residence in Binh Tan District and confiscated a taser gun, a few magazines, a machete and a handcuff.

Chung said he had bought the items as means of ‘self-protection’ during his criminal ventures.

Dam Sen Water Park is a popular getaway for families in Ho Chi Minh City, and is usually packed with visitors on weekends and national holidays.

Officers goes through Tran Van Chung’s belongings in this video supplied by the police.

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TUAN SON / TUOI TRE NEWS

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