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High-speed police bike chase captured on tape in Ho Chi Minh City

High-speed police bike chase captured on tape in Ho Chi Minh City

Saturday, June 13, 2020, 15:11 GMT+7
High-speed police bike chase captured on tape in Ho Chi Minh City
A motorbike of two suspected robbers is burned to ashes at the intersection of Truong Dinh Street and Nguyen Du Street in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City following a police chase at high speeds on June 9, 2020. Photo: Minh Hoa / Tuoi Tre

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.

A video shows police officers chasing two suspected robbers on motorbikes at high speed through multiple streets in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam before capturing them, June 9, 2020.

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.

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