Like other victims of robberies, Nguyen Thi Lan from the province of Binh Phuoc panicked when her mobile phone valued at VND11 million (US$489) was snatched last week.
But she was more than surprised when two minutes after the two robbers ran away, they came back.
They threatened her with scimitars, not to ask for more money but to ask her … for the password to unlock the phone.
The robbers even handed the phone to Lan so that she could unlock it.
The robbers chose the shortest way instead of spending time and money on having the phone unlocked at a phone store.