However, later that afternoon, four people came back to his house, knocked on the door, put the gun in the courtyard, and then left.
Lieutenant Colonel Bui The Bang, head of the district’s police Department of Criminal Investigation in Social Order, said on Thursday that the police are hunting for the culprits.
This is not the first recent case in which police officials have been targeted by thieves.
On December 25, thieves burglarized the house of Major-General Vu Hung Vuong, Deputy Head of the General Department for Crime Prevention under the Ministry of Public Security, and stole assets worth around VND1 billion (US$47,585).
The police said the criminals took VND550 million in cash, 21 taels of gold, US$500, AUS500, KRW (South Korean won) 40,000, a silver necklace, a watch, a knife, and a pair of scissors.