Two Vietnamese tourists were arrested early this month for stealing high-end sunglasses at a shopping mall in Zurich, media in Vietnam reported on Wednesday.
The two siblings, identified only as D. and P., were caught stealing three pairs of Gucci and LV sunglasses, which were worth more than 300 euro (US$328) each, on Jul. 15, the reports quoted their tour guide as saying.
The duo was released after paying fines of 1,000 Swiss franc ($1,041) each, which was issued by Zurich police. The tour guide reportedly had to borrow money from other tourists in their group to help pay the fines.
The group consisted of 29 retailers of a beverage company based in northern Vietnam, who were awarded a European trip from July 9-17 for their good sales.
While in Zurich, they were allowed time for free activites on Jul. 15 evening. At around 9 p.m., the tour guide received a text message written in German, which said D. and P. were being held at a police station.
A shopping mall surveillance camera caught the duo removing price tags on the sunglasses and putting them on.
They were immediately arrested after leaving the mall.