The mysterious robbery at Tin Huy gold shop in central Quang Ngai Province's Binh Son District is no more than a play set up by the owner and her relative, said local police department after the four-day investigation.
After analyzing the scene, fingerprints, and personal identities of the suspects, the police have arrested the 22-year-old Ngo Quang Truong who is a cousin of Nguyen Thi Thuy, the jewelry shop’s owner.
With the evidences showed at the local police station, Truong, who also lives in Binh Son District, has confessed that he was the one who had acted as the masked robber with hypnosis ability in the case.
According to Colonel Tran Van Sang, the head of the local police department, the play could have been set up by Nguyen Thi Thuy to cheat her creditors so that she could avoid the debts repayment.
The police department of Quang Ngai Province is continuing the investigation to strengthen the allegation.
Nguyen Thi Thuy on Friday claimed that a masked robber hypnotized her and took away gold and cash worth more than US$200,000, but many local experts have affirmed that it is impossible for someone to use hypnosis for robbery purposes.