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Armed robbers hold up grocery store in Ho Chi Minh City

Saturday, March 28, 2020, 15:33 GMT+7
Armed robbers hold up grocery store in Ho Chi Minh City
Two armed men rob a Bach Hoa Xanh grocery store in Tan Phu District, Ho Chi Minh City, March 27, 2020 in this screenshot taken from CCTV footage of the incident.

Two men armed with a knife and what appeared to be a pistol robbed a Bach Hoa Xanh grocery store in Tan Phu District, Ho Chi Minh City on Friday evening, police said Saturday.

According to CCTV footage of the robbery, two men wearing jackets, helmets, and face masks entered a store of Bach Hoa Xanh -- a major Vietnamese grocery retailer -- on Son Ky Street in Tan Phu District at around 9:55 pm Friday.

One of them wielded a knife while the other carried a pistol-shaped object. Around five employees and some customers were inside the store at the time.

They threatened the employees with the weapons and took an unspecified amount of cash and a computer before fleeing the store. The robbery happened in less than two minutes.

Two armed men rob a Bach Hoa Xanh grocery store in Tan Phu District, Ho Chi Minh City in this CCTV footage.

Police in Tan Phu District said on Saturday they had received a report on the incident and were conducting an investigation into the robbery.

Armed robbery is punishable by between seven and 15 years behind bars in Vietnam, according to the country's Penal Code.

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