Four teen robbers allegedly targeting foreign tourists in Hoi An. Photo: CTV
Police in the popular tourist town of Hoi An said on Sunday that they have apprehended five teenagers suspected of robbing foreign tourists.
The suspects, aged 16-18, were taken into custody after allegedly snatching a handbag from American Nicole Elizabeth Trospes, when she was riding a bicycle on Friday.
They approached her on motorbikes, police said, adding that the bag contained a tablet, nearly US$140 in cash.
Police believed the teenagers had conducted two other robberies also targeting foreign tourists on March 13 and 17.
In other news, police in Ho Chi Minh City have started an investigation against Nguyen Nam Quan, 25, a cyclo rider, for allegedly stealing nearly VND2 million ($92) from a British tourist.
The police said Quan stole the money when the tourist was paying him after a downtown cyclo tour on Sunday, and fled on his vehicle.
The foreigner then informed local police who identified the rider and summoned him for questioning.
The investigation is continuing.