The Ho Chi Minh City police Thursday handed over three Iranian men to their Ninh Thuan counterparts for questioning as about their involvement in two robberies, including one in the central province.
Preliminary investigation found the trio, who have not been identified, had driven a car from HCMC to Ninh Thuan on August 3 and robbed some money from a grocery store.
They then abandoned the car and hired a 16-seater to return to HCMC the same day.
The driver, identified only as P, said that when he reached Dong Nai Province, the Ninh Thuan police informed him about the trio and ordered him to secretly take them to any police station en route.
“The robbers were suspicious and began to force me not to stop midway,” the driver said without elaborating about how the police informed him.
At around 8 p.m., P suddenly stopped at a traffic police checkpoint on the Hanoi Highway, jumped out and sought the officers’ help.
The three men were arrested when they jumped out and tried to flee.
Investigators said the car was also a stolen one.