A man has been arrested for breaking into gold and cellphone shops in northern Vietnam to take away property worth nearly VND1 billion (US$43,176) last month.
Police in Van Giang District, northern Hung Yen Province had taken legal proceedings against Tran Tien Manh, a 30-year-old from northern Phu Tho Province, on charges of thievery, local officers said on Friday.
According to initial investigation, Manh used pliers to destroy the door lock to break into the Tuan Hung gold shop, located in Phuc Tho Village, Nghia Tru Commune, Van Giang District, on October 19.
Manh took away gold and silver jewelry and cash worth VND775 million ($33,466).
Earlier on October 4, Manh also broke into a cellphone store in Dong Tinh Village, Nghia Tru Commune to steal 26 cellphones, a tablet, and some phone cards estimated to fetch hundreds of millions of Vietnamese dong. (VND100 million = $4,300)
Van Giang District’s police had identified and arrested Manh after a period of investigation, local officers added.