Ho Chi Minh City police officers captured two suspected robbers following a wild bike chase through many streets in the southern metropolis earlier this week.
A video of the pursuit went viral on Facebook on Friday.
The chase involved police officers from a special crime-fighting task force of Phu Nhuan District Police, according to the results of a verification process by Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper.
In the early hours of June 9, the policemen, in plainclothes, spotted two men riding a motorbike at high speed from District 3 to Phu Nhuan District.
The team decided to chase after the two men, suspecting that they had robbed someone and were on their way to escape.
The long pursuit continued through multiple streets, with the robbery suspects using weapons and pepper spray to deter the officers at some points.
The high-speed chase only came to an end when the two suspected criminals lost balance and fell as they made a sharp turn at the intersection of Truong Dinh and Nguyen Du Streets in District 1.
As the men tried to run away on foot, the police officers were able to tackle the two suspects to the ground and put handcuffs on them.
The suspects’ motorbike burst into flame shortly after the arrest.
At the police station, the two robbery suspects were identified as Nguyen Huu Tin, 27, from Binh Chanh District, and Linh Thai Bao, 37, from Tan Phu District.
Both of them tested both positive for narcotics.
Tin and Bao admitted they had snatched a bag containing a mobile phone and VND3 million (US$130) in cash from a person on Hoang Sa Street in District 3 that morning.
The criminal task force has handed over the suspects and material evidence to District 3 Police, which are holding both men for an investigation.