A 24-year-old Vietnamese woman has been arrested by police after she robbed a Techcombank branch in Tan Phu District, Ho Chi Minh City.
Police confirmed the robbery on Sunday, October 11, revealing that Phung Thi Thang, who was wearing a cap, a long-sleeved shirt and a face mask, carrying a bag containing five mini gas bottles disguised as bombs, an LED light string, a petroleum bottle and a lighter, entered the bank on Truong Vinh Ky Street on 10th of October.
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Thang threatened the bank staff with her “weapons” and asked them to put money into her bag, after which she quickly got onto a taxi and took off with the stolen VND2.1 billion, according to local news reports.
Three hours later, the HCMC police arrested her at a supermarket in Tan Binh District.
It was learnt that on upon her successful operation, the young lady had tried to change her clothes at a commercial center in Tan Phu District to prevent the police from identifying her.
While giving her statement at the police station, Thang admitted to having planned to rob the bank as she had no money to pay her mounting debts.
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