Vietnamese police on Tuesday said they have detained a Peruvian national suspected of stealing VND1.4 billion from an ATM machine in Khanh Hoa Province in March.
They corrected earlier media report
that four Peruvian men had been arrested in connection to the case.
Elmer Eduardo Nunez Correa, also known as Nero, was arrested in Ho Chi Minh City early this month, and will be in police custody for four months for the investigation, the police of Khanh Hoa said.
The 42-year-old man and five other Peruvian nationals allegedly used cutting torch to open an ATM machine in Khanh Hoa District at 1 a.m. on March 29, and stole VND1.4 billion (US$65,000).
The gang fled to Ho Chi Minh City, then to Cambodia.
Correa later returned to HCMC, allegedly to visit his girlfriend, and was arrested by the police.
According to a report
on the Pattaya Daily News website, Thai police in 2010 arrested four Peruvian men who were suspected of having been involved in an attempted robbery of a ATM in Pattaya.
One of the suspects was a man named Elmer Eduardo Nunez Correa, then 37, and they were said to also use “welding equipment” to cut open the ATM.