Young lady robs bank to pay off her debts


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.

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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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