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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.

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