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Teenager caught robbing French couple in Ho Chi Minh City

Thursday, March 26, 2020, 15:46 GMT+7
Teenager caught robbing French couple in Ho Chi Minh City
The knife T.Q.T. used to threaten a French couple in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, March 25, 2020. Photo: Tuoi Tre

Police officers captured an armed robber on the spot as he robbed a French couple of their cellphone in downtown Ho Chi Minh City on Wednesday.

At the police station, the robber was identified as T.Q.T., 16, who lives in District 1.

The French couple was walking on the sidewalk of Le Lai Street in Pham Ngu Lao Ward, District 1 at around 2:00 pm on Wednesday when the robber snatched the wife’s phone from her hands and ran away.

The husband quickly chased after the robber, at which point T. suddenly pulled out a knife he carried with him and threatened the Frenchman.

At the time of the robbery, a police task force of District 1 was patrolling Le Lai Street and witnessed the incident. 

The police officers immediately pinned the robber down and brought him to Pham Ngu Lao Ward’s police station.

T. has been detained for “robbery.”

A police officer pins down T.Q.T. as another shows the phone he snatched from a French couple in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, March 25, 2020. Photo: Tuoi Tre

A police officer pins down T.Q.T. as another shows the phone he snatched from a French couple in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, March 25, 2020. Photo: Tuoi Tre

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