Uber driver robbed his passenger, HCMC cops say

By Cong Nguyen, Thanh Nien News

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Trang Duc Trong, a robbery suspect, in a photo provided by police Trang Duc Trong, a robbery suspect, in a photo provided by police

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A Uber driver is in custody for allegedly robbing a passenger in Ho Chi Minh City last week, police said Monday.
The suspect was identified as Tran Duc Trong, 31. He was booked at District 1 police unit after the victim, a 24-year-old pregnant woman, reported the crime on Aug. 25 evening.  
The victim got a ride from Dinh Tien Hoang St. to Le Duan St. from the suspect.
Trong deliberately took a wrong way, then stopped the car in an alley, locked the doors and forced the passenger to give him VND3 million and a mobile phone.
He threatened to "execute" her if she called for help before dropping her in Thi Sach St. and fled.
After being arrested, Trong admitted to commit the robbery, saying that he needed money, according to the police.
Tuoi Tre news website quoted a statement from Uber as saying that the company has a zero tolerance policy for law violators.
The company has locked the suspect's access to Uber platform pending the investigation, the statement said.

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