Police in the central province of Quang Tri on Monday rescued an 8-year-old boy kidnapped by an employee of his father.
The father Le Van Thiet reported to local police on Monday morning that Nguyen Van Dau, a carpenter working at his workshop, had abducted his son demanding a ransom of VND38.5 million (US$1,720).
Police started looking for the suspect and after two hours they caught him on a motorbike with the boy sitting behind.
The boy had not been harmed, police said.
Dau, who has worked for the family since 2006, told police that he and Thiet had recently been fighting over money issues.
Further investigations are ongoing.