A Moroccan man was stabbed several times Friday evening while he was fighting two men who had snatched his wife's purse in Ho Chi Minh City, police said.
The man, identified only as Rachid, 34, was rushed to Cho Ray Hospital with injuries in his chest and forehead. The police are searching for the two robbers.
According to the police report, Rachid's wife Tran Thi Thu Trang was walking into an apartment building in Tan Binh Dist. at 8 p.m. when the two men, who wore face masks and raincoats, approached her on motorbike and snatched her purse.
As Rachid was chasing the robbers on foot, one of them attacked him with a pointed object, the police said.
Many other local people joined the chase but the robbers managed to escape.
Trang later found her purse in a street nearby, but she said two smart phones and some money that she had kept in the purse were gone.
Rachid's condition is stable, doctors said.