Vo Tan Dung, the escapee, was born in 1957 in the province and registered his residence in the provincial capital Quy Nhon City, according to local police.
In 1984, Dung moved south to Ninh Thuan Province where he was sentenced to 4 years in prison for buying stolen property. The man subsequently escaped when serving the jail term at Song Cai prison there on July 30 the same year.
He then changed his name to Nguyen Van Chin, made himself 3 years older on the dotted line, and ‘moved’ his registered residence to Binh Dinh’s Tuy Phuoc District. Next, Dung returned to Quy Nhon, and married and had children in the city.
He has done a clutch of jobs during these years to turn over a new leaf before ending up working as a quarry worker.
Dung had always hoped his past would sink into oblivion so it came as a shock to him that he was captured again after such a long time.