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Bangkok Post – 2 Vietnamese arrested for stealing bikes in Tokyo

Cyclists cross the Rainbow Bridge during a cycling event in Tokyo’s Bay Area on November 23, 2022. (Photo: Kyodo)

TOKYO: Two Vietnamese nationals have been arrested on suspicion of stealing two bicycles in Tokyo, investigators said on Thursday.

Suspects Vu Quang Quyen, 33, and Bui Duy Cong, 31, were arrested by Tokyo police on suspicion of stealing two motocross bikes worth about 80,000 yen (18,000 baht). Investigators believe the pair had entered Japan multiple times since October to steal the bikes, dismantle them and take them to Vietnam.

The suspects pleaded guilty to charges after their arrests, investigators said. They told police the bikes were popular and sold at high prices in Vietnam, and the prevalence of parked bikes in Japan made them easy to steal.

Two men are suspected of stealing two bicycles belonging to a 34-year-old man from a home in Tokyo’s Toshima district at around 4am (2am Thai time) on July 2.