Foreigner's money, papers stolen on HCMC street

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An Armenian woman had her purse, which kept all her money and personal papers, stolen shortly after arriving in Ho Chi Minh City last week.

Donara Harutyunyan, 23, is staying with a friend and waiting for her bag to be returned, news website Dan Tri said Monday.

Harutyunyan said she was robbed by a motorist on Nguyen Trai Street in Ho Chi Minh City's downtown on December 29, around five hours after she disembarked from her flight from South Korea.

The woman was instructed by local police to post loss notices, and she has been walking around the city downtown handing the notices to drivers and guards. So far she has not received any leads as to her purse's whereabouts.

Police said it would be very difficult for her to obtain a new passport to return to Armenia because the country does not have an embassy or consulate in Vietnam.

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Harutyunyan is studying for master degree at Seoul National University and was recommended by a Vietnamese classmate to visit HCMC. The Vietnamese friend has came back at the city to help.

Police at Nguyen Cu Trinh Ward, District 1, are waiting to receive any of the woman's papers that happen to be found.

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