The Ho Chi Minh City police are looking for a taxi driver who allegedly stole a mobile phone from a Japanese tourist, Lao Dong (Labor) newspaper reported.
At 5:30 p.m. on October 23 the tourist, known only as Kazumi, 43, took a taxi to Tao Dan Park in District 1.
The driver asked Kazumi for her mobile phone, worth around VND6 million (US$282), so that he could calculate the fare.
He then told her to get out of the car and wait. As soon as she did so, he shut the door and drove away.
The District 1 police did not reveal the name of the taxi company.