Police in the southern province of Binh Duong Sunday arrested a group of teenaged gangsters notorious for several robberies after their latest victim managed to knock over one of their motorbikes.
Do Hoang Phuc, 16, Nguyen Le Hoang Thy and Nguyen Van Trong, both 15, were arrested for snatching a mobile phone from Ha Bao Khanh, 19, a student at a local college.
Khanh was listening to music on her phone while walking along a street in Linh Trung Ward, Thu Duc District, Ho Chi Minh City Friday afternoon when the three sneaked up on her from behind on motorbikes and snatched it from her hands.
She managed to kick one of them down and shouted for help. Several passers-by rushed the scene, causing the trio to flee without the vehicle.
The police soon traced them from the motorbike license plate.
The trio were arrested in Di An Town, Binh Duong Province, which neighbors Ho Chi Minh City. They admitted to have carried out similar robberies for months in Di An and Thu Duc before that.