Biker gang crash, steal $9,200 from man in broad daylight

By Dam Huy, Thanh Nien News

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A yellow board warning travelers of common robbery and snatching in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo credit: VnExpress A yellow board warning travelers of common robbery and snatching in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo credit: VnExpress

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A group of motorbikers in Ho Chi Minh City staged a minor crash Friday to rob VND200 million (US$9,172) from a man on motorbike, according to police.
The man told the police he was riding on Nguyen Trong Tuyen Street in Phu Nhuan District at 7.25 a.m. when a motorbike in front of him suddenly stopped, forcing him to stop.
Another motorbike hit the exhaust pipe on the right side of his bike, and a man on that motorbike screamed “I got stuck!”
When he turned to check, a man and a woman on yet another motorbike approached him from the left, stole the money, which he kept in his pant pocket, and fled.
He tried to run after them but four motorbikes showed up blocking his way, forcing him to give up the chase.
He said the robbers acted brazenly in broad daylight although the scene was just 30 meters from a police station.

A still from a dash cam video clip captures a typical crash-and-steal case: two suspects crash into a victim (man in white shirt, center) from the left to get his attention, while another suspect steals his money from the right. Illustrative photo.  

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