(From top left, clockwise) Nguyen Ngoc Nhan, Trinh Van Quoc, Tu Dat Minh, and Dinh Hoang Hiep
Four people were arrested for their alleged involvement in at least five robberies in Ho Chi Minh City in the last few months, police said Wednesday.
They were identified as Nguyen Ngoc Nhan, 21, Trinh Van Quoc, 34, Tu Dat Minh, 20, and Dinh Hoang Hiep, 31. The police are looking for another accused gang member, identified as Bao.
The gang is thought to have carried out many robberies in Districts 10, Binh Tan, Thu Duc, and Binh Chanh.
A CCTV footage of one such robbery
in an optical shop in District 10 in May caused public outrage when it was posted on the Internet, prompting the police to investigate.
Nhan, allegedly the gang leader, was arrested on July 25, and the other three were caught the next day, according to the police, who said they seized two machetes and two stolen motorbikes from them.
They said the suspects are drug addicts.