A man and a woman organized a smash-and-grab robbery at a gold shop in Cam Ranh City, Khanh Hoa Province, located in south-central Vietnam, on Saturday afternoon, stealing some VND800 million (US$32,800) worth of jewelry pieces and cash.
The break-in and heist happened at Kim Thoa Gold Shop on Hung Vuong Street in Ba Ngoi Ward in the city at 5:20 pm, said an official from the People’s Committee of the ward.
The two rode a motorcycle to the shop, while it was crowded with buyers.
The man used a gun to overpower a security guard in front of the store and then fired the gun into the air, frightening many people inside, while the masked woman wielded a hammer to smash jewelry display cases to grab the pieces.
|Jewelry display cases smashed in a robbery on September 23, 2023. Photo: Thanh Chuong / Tuoi Tre|
The two also stole cash from a safety box at the shop before quickly fleeing the scene.
The heist was conducted in only one minute.
The owner of the gold shop said that the stolen jewelry pieces and cash were valued at some VND800 million.
Police officers in Cam Ranh are cordoning off the gold shop to investigate the case.