Police in Ho Chi Minh City on Monday arrested a man accused of snatching a handbag from a Malaysian tourist near a popular attraction.
Duong Thien Tinh, 29, was seized after a failed attempt to escape a police chase in District 3.
Police said a group of officers on patrol heard two tourists shouting for help near the War Remnants Museum.
They then saw a suspicious man speeding up his motorbike, holding a female handbag.
They chased after him and finally caught him.
The handbag, which contained an iPhone, some cash and papers, has been returned to the Malaysian tourists.