2 men arrested for stealing $166 from tourist on central Vietnam beach

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The Mui Ne police Wednesday arrested two men for allegedly stealing US$166 from a Chinese tourist.

 

Duong Van Tien and Huynh Van Phuc, both 22 and living on the streets, would be in custody for two months, police said.

 

A day earlier Liu Meng Ying, the Chinese tourist, had asked the pair to take photos of her and her friends on a beach.

 

Phuc promised to take care of her bag while Tien took them to the beach for the photos.

 

When they were away, Phuc stole a mobile phone, US$85, and 500 yuan ($81) from her bag and fled the scene.

 

Ying reported to the police who picked up the pair.

 

Tien only recently came out of jail after a four-year sentence for assault. Phuc, who has two convictions, too was in jail until late last year.

 

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