Vietnamese national, arrested on attempted robbery and murder of a taxi driver using a hammer
AICHI – A Vietnamese national was arrested for striking a cab driver on the head with a hammer, robbing him of his wallet, and fleeing.
Vietnamese national, arrested on attempted robbery and murder of a taxi driver using a hammer (CBC Terebi)
The suspect, Nguyen Ba Cong, 24, a Vietnamese national and a worker in Inazawa City, Aichi Prefecture, was arrested.
According to the police, Nguyen is suspected of attempted robbery and murder in which he struck the 67-year-old driver several times in the head and face with a hammer, the suspect then took the victim’s wallet containing approximately 15,000 yen in cash, and fled without paying the 2,760 yen fare. The man is suspected of attempted robbery and murder.
The man suffered serious injuries on the head. Nguyen denied any intent to kill the victim.
The police are investigating the motive.
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