Vietnamese often say “Di dem lam co ngay gap ma” - one who does evil will be faced with plague.
Kieu Phuoc Son
This saying proved apt in the case of a wedding crasher named Kieu Phuoc Son, who lives in the central City of Da Nang’s Cam Le District.
Ngo T.H was attending a wedding in Hai Chau District’s Hoa Cuong Bac Ward on May 22 and after the party was over discovered that VND18 million (US$803) was missing from her purse. The next day, she informed the police about the incident.
Suspicion focused on a man aged between 32 to 35 who was sitting at the same table with H. and four of her colleagues.
H. noticed that the man focused on eating and did not talk to other guests.
She left her purse on the chair while going around and chatting with party-goers.
Upon interviewing the bride and groom, police found that the man was not among those invited.
The bride and groom also provided police with two pictures of the man caught on camera.
This was not the first such case that police investigated. Thefts had occurred at many weddings in the same ward.
Then on May 25, a working group of Hoa Cuong Bac Ward Police located a man who fit the description of the wedding thief - at a school-year closing ceremony of a kindergarten.
While the young man was attempting to steal a wallet from a woman’s bag, police swooped in and handcuffed the suspect.
The man confessed to stealing the money from H and police believe he is tied to five other cases, having found him carrying a number of identity cards, ATM cards and other documents.