Vietnamese man arrested for stealing from Filipino tourist

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Tourists visit an old watchtower in Da Nang. Photo credit: Tam Nhin Tourists visit an old watchtower in Da Nang. Photo credit: Tam Nhin

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Da Nang police have arrested a 24-year-old man accused of stealing money from a Filipino tourist who was visiting an attraction in the central city.
Nguyen Van Dong works as a photographer at an old watchtower built during the Tran Dynasty (1226-1400) on a Hai Van Pass section in Da Nang. He also rents out ladders to tourists who want to climb the old structure.
According to police, at around 11:40 on April 17, Dong leased a ladder to two Filipino tourists, including Nimfa Sandstrom, who left her bag on the ground.
Nguyen Van Dong at a police station
After the tourists climbed up, he allegedly stole VND3.6 million (US$161) from Sandstrom's bag.
The tourist then reported the case to a tour guide and local police. 
Dong was arrested later the same day and he confessed to the crime.
Police have returned the stolen money to the tourist. They are proposing criminal charges against Dong.

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