Three South Korea nationals are in police custody after breaking into a house in District 7, Ho Chi Minh City to steal assets worth over VND2 billion (US$86,000).
The burglars were identified as Wang Lee Hyang, 55, Gim Chang Duok, 72, and Heo Seong Hyun, 48.
The trio were staying in a hotel on Ly Tu Trong Street in downtown Ho Chi Minh City when they were arrested by police officers, the Ho Chi Minh City police department said on Thursday.
The victim of the theft, N.T.T.N., 53, reported that nearly VND900 million ($38,600) in cash, some jewelry, and gold bars had been stolen from her home on May 21.
Following an investigation, police were able to identify and arrest the trio.
|Cash and gold bars stolen by the trio. Photo: Supplied by police officers|
Once in custody, the gang admitted to breaking into N.’s house in Tan Phu Ward, District 7 at 6:45 pm on May 19.
Heo scaled the fence of the house to enter, while Wang and Gim stood guard outside.
Heo used a hammer to smash a glass window and unlocked the door so that Gim could get into the house.
They quickly searched for valuables and grabbed jewelry, cash, and gold bars from a lockbox after breaking the lock.
The trio fled from the house to return to their hotel in Tan Phuong Ward in District 7.
They then checked out and moved to a hotel on Ly Tu Trong Street in District 1.
They were later caught by police.
|Gold bars and a watch stolen by the trio. Photo: Supplied by police officers|
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