Police arrest bag snatchers soon after Viet kieu reports case

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Police in Ho Chi Minh City have arrested a group of bag snatchers, ten days after they robbed an overseas Vietnamese (Viet kieu). 
A source from the city police on Monday said two of the suspects, Pham Dinh Anh Khoa, 21, and Tran Quoc Tri, 34, grasped a bag from a Vietnamese-Australian on March 5 when she was standing on a sidewalk.
They approached her on a motorbike, one taking the bag while the other speeding away, Tuoi Tre newspaper reported.
The woman reported to the police as her bag contained many valuables including VND165 million (US$7,700) in cash, a tablet, two cell phones, a watch and some jewelry.
Police found the duo’s place and most of the items in the bag, but only half of the money remained.
They also arrested Phan Cao Tuan, 34, who admitted to be the duo’s accomplice in several other cases in the city.
All three were convicted for robberies before.

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