Five men were arrested Friday over a violent bag snatching which resulted in the death of a woman in Ho Chi Minh City last month, local police have said.
The police alleged the men, identified as Nguyen Tran Hoang Thanh, 29, Pham Minh Tuan, 24, Nguyen Thanh Duy, 29, Nguyen Huu Loc, 30, and Nguyen Huynh Phu, 28, were members of a snatching gang, with Thanh being the leader.
Thanh, Duy and Tuan allegedly snatched a bag of Le Thi Bich Tuyen, 24, in a street in Dist. 1 on Jun. 27, causing her to fall to the ground, the police said.
Tuyen died of severe traumatic brain injury three days later.
The police said they found two scimitars and three stolen bikes during searches of the suspects' houses.