A man was arrested after he snatched an iPhone from a woman who was playing Pokemon Go in Tao Dan Park in Ho Chi Minh City Monday night, local police have said.
Nguyen Van Hieu, 19, is under investigation for snatching theft, the police said.
According to an initial report, Hieu was at Tao Dan Park in downtown HCMC at 10.20 p.m. when he saw the woman, identified as Tram, 32, playing the game on her iPhone 6 Plus.
Hieu snatched her phone and tried to run of on foot. When the victims shouted for help, the park guards gave chase and managed to catch Hieu.
Hieu was handed over to the police later.
Since the game was available in Vietnam last week, Tao Dan Park has become one of the biggest Pokemon hotspots in Ho Chi Minh City, with many people spending the nights chasing the elusive creatures.