JavaScript is off. Please enable to view full site.

Motorbike thief fakes sunstroke to distract store security guard in Ho Chi Minh City

Motorbike thief fakes sunstroke to distract store security guard in Ho Chi Minh City

Sunday, October 24, 2021, 17:02 GMT+7
Motorbike thief fakes sunstroke to distract store security guard in Ho Chi Minh City
N.C.D. is on duty in front of a Co.op Food store in District 12, Ho Chi Minh City, October 21, 2021 in this screenshot taken from CCTV footage.

Police in Ho Chi Minh City are investigating a case where a man pretended to suffer a heatstroke to distract the security guard of a local food store, enabling his accessory to steal a customer’s motorbike.

The incident took place at a Co.op Food store on Dong Bac Street in Tan Chanh Hiep Ward, District 12 on Thursday afternoon, officers confirmed on Saturday.

Preliminary information indicated that N.C.D., a 65-year-old security guard, was on duty when a motorcyclist stopped in front of the venue.

The man said he had a sunstroke before giving D. VND4,000 (US$0.18) and asking the security guard to help him buy a bottle of water.

As D. was inside, another man approached and quickly took a customer’s motorbike that was parked in front of the store.

As the key was still on the vehicle, the thief easily got away.

The man with a feigned sunstroke also left on his motorbike.

The incident was caught on the store’s CCTV.

The owner said her motorbike costs about VND60 million ($2,600), adding that her ID and some other documents were inside the trunk.

Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to get the latest news about Vietnam!

Tuoi Tre News

More

Read more

;

Photos

VIDEOS

‘Taste of Australia’ gala dinner held in Ho Chi Minh City after 2-year hiatus

Taste of Australia Gala Reception has returned to the Park Hyatt Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City's District 1 after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Vietnamese woman gives unconditional love to hundreds of adopted children

Despite her own immense hardship, she has taken in and cared for hundreds of orphans over the past three decades.

Vietnam’s Mekong Delta celebrates spring with ‘hat boi’ performances

The art form is so popular that it attracts people from all ages in the Mekong Delta

Vietnamese youngster travels back in time with clay miniatures

Each work is a scene caught by Dung and kept in his memories through his journeys across Vietnam

Latest news

New Zealand set to scrap world-first tobacco ban

New Zealand will repeal on Tuesday a world-first law banning tobacco sales for future generations, the government said, even while researchers and campaigners warned of the risk that people could die as a result