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Man arrested for setting fire to six parked cars in south-central Vietnam

Thursday, June 11, 2020, 12:11 GMT+7
Man arrested for setting fire to six parked cars in south-central Vietnam
Nguyen Viet Hieu, 36, is pictured at a police station in Nha Trang City, Khanh Hoa Province, Vietnam, June 9, 2020. Photo: Ngoc Chi / Tuoi Tre

A 36-year-old man is being held in police custody for setting fire to six cars parked along roads in Nha Trang, a coastal resort city in south-central Vietnam’s Khanh Hoa Province.

The municipal police agency said on Tuesday that they had detained Nguyen Viet Hieu, a resident of Vinh City in the north-central province of Nghe An.

Hieu confessed to having set six roadside cars on fire in Nha Trang City on Monday morning.

According to his statement, he bought gasoline on Sunday afternoon and then spent the following early morning driving his scooter around the city in search of cars to burn.

The cars he chose to set alight ranged from four to 16-seaters.

Local firefighters were immediately dispatched to each of the burning cars after being alerted by local residents. Unfortunately, none of the cars were able to be saved.

Police are still investigating a motive for the crime.

One of the burned out cars set alight by Nguyen Viet Hieu, 36, in Nha Trang City, Khanh Hoa Province, Vietnam, June 8, 2020. Photo: Ngoc Chi / Tuoi Tre
One of the burned cars set alight by Nguyen Viet Hieu, 36, in Nha Trang City, Khanh Hoa Province, Vietnam, June 8, 2020. Photo: Ngoc Chi / Tuoi Tre

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