Taxi driver helps catch thieves in Vietnam beach town

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Police in Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province arrested two men for robbery on Thursday after they were chased down and caught by a taxi driver.

Russian Senatovov Anatoly, 51, was driving his wife identified only as Shiticova, 48 by bicycle on Le Quy Don street in Vung Tau at around 12 p.m. when two men approached on a motorbike.

At the intersection of Le Quy Don and Tran Hung Dao Streets, Le Binh Dan, 23, and Huynh Tan Loc, 20, snatched the couple's bag which contained two laptops and sped off.

Vo Van Quy, 24, a cab driver who saw the incident happen from nearby, gave chase for around 130 meters and caught up with the thieves on Tran Hung Dao Street.

Quy knocked the duo off their bike with his car and they were then caught by Vung Tau city police as they fled on foot.   

The two then confessed to several robberies in the area.

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