A Vietnamese four-man gang suspected of breaking into houses in southwestern Vietnamese provinces to steal motorcycles has been taken into police custody.
These gang members damaged home locks at night in Long An and Tien Giang Provinces, two adjacent areas in southern Vietnam, Truong Van Sau, head of the criminal police department of Tien Giang, said on Tuesday.
A taskforce investigating the case was formed immediately after the authorities received reports from affected local residents, according to Phan Nguyen Tien Nhat, leader of the department’s Team 2.
The police urgently used collected clues to identify four most likely suspects: Nguyen Thanh Tung, 24; Bui Van Ky, 28; Le Than Nhan, 24; and Nguyen Huu Sang, 31.
The first three come from Cho Gao District, Tien Giang, while the last from Chau Thanh District, Long An.
They were captured on February 23.
Authorities have found at their accommodation three motorcycles, and tools utilized in the supposed housebreaking, which consist of three pepper spray aerosols, one telescopic steel baton, and one machete.
Preliminary results from the probe reveals that the men succeeded in burglarizing houses, and escaped with nearly ten motorcycles between December 18, 2017 and February 7, 2018.
The gross loss is estimated to amount to hundreds of millions of Vietnam dong (from several thousand to 40,000 U.S. dollars).
The Tien Giang Province police have been conducting further investigation into the crime.