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​Jewelry store in central Vietnam loses $30k in midnight break-in

Monday, April 02, 2018, 10:27 GMT+7
​Jewelry store in central Vietnam loses $30k in midnight break-in
The suspect is seen in this still photo taken from CCTV footage. Photo: Tuoi Tre

Police in the north-central province of Nghe An are hunting for a suspect that broke into a local gold shop before dawn on Thursday, leaving with more than US$30,000 worth of stolen jewelry.

The thievery, fully recorded by a security camera, occurred at the Ngoc Khanh jewelry store in Tan Ky District around midnight but stayed unbeknownst until 6:00 am the same day, according to Hoang Van Khanh, the establishment owner.

The facility was unattended at night and an employee named Duong Thi Thanh was the first to discover the theft when she opened the shop in the morning.

According to CCTV footage, the suspect apparently broke in the store stealthily under the shroud of darkness from the fourth floor. Due to the residence’s uninhabited state at the time, he was let loose to basically raid the whole premise for valuables.

The pure-gold ware was kept in the safe, hence remained untouched. The lost accessories were estimated to be around VND700 million ($30,730) in worth.

As seen in the footage, the fully masked male suspect was also derived to be around 1.7 meters tall, equipped with a pocket knife, left-handed and accompanied by slouchy movement, police said.

Lieutenant-colonel Dinh Ngoc Dung, head of the district’s police force, said on Sunday that the case is still under investigation.

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Duy Khoi / Tuoi Tre News Contributor

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