The alleged robbers, including Le Dang Khoa, 26, Le Van Phuong, 22, Vo Tan Quoc, 22, and Nguyen Hong Khac, 30, were apprehended for their armed robbery at the gold shop in Go Dau District, a source close to Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper affirmed on December 18.
According to preliminary reports, the gang members arrived at the store at around 1:00 pm on December 16, three of whom charged into the place with their weapons while the other stayed with their motorcycles.
|Nguyen Hong Khac (L) and Vo Tan Quoc are seen in this photo supplied by police in the southern Vietnamese province of Tay Ninh.
One of the robbers pepper-sprayed the shopkeeper, before the others broke the shop windows with their baton and swords.
They then stole all the gold and jewelry at the shop and escaped.
According to the store owner, she could not resist the criminals after she and her young son were attacked by the pepper spray.
After hearing the woman’s scream for help, her family members and neighbors tried to pursue the suspects but were unable to catch them.
About 10 taels (375 grams) of 18K gold was stolen, according to the shopkeeper.
Police officers later arrived at the scene to carry out an investigation and were able to identify the culprits thanks to security camera footage from the store and nearby houses.
Khoa and Phuong were nabbed on December 17 while Khac and Quoc were apprehended the following day.