Fella in Vietnam robbed a bank and bought a Kawasaki ZX-10R with the money

After posting pictures of him astride his new Kawasaki ZX-10R bought with stolen cash from a bank robbery, a Vietnamese man is arrested

Kawasaki ZX10R Ninja bought with stolen funds in Vietnam

Perhaps it isn’t the wisest decision to gloat about your sudden purchase of a Kawasaki superbike on social media after robbing a bank, but you can’t often praise a criminal for their decision-making skills.

On the 7th of January, a 23-year-old Vietnamese man robbed a bank at gunpoint in Hai Phong city, Vietnam, and came away with 3.5 billion Dong (£113,544.90) after fleeing atop the on-duty security person’s bike, and then decided to splurge on a 2021 Kawasaki ZX-10R Ninja the very next day. 

Our dumb-witted felon is named Nguyen Van Nam, and he was arrested and charged with the robbery after police caught up with him on January 9th; finding the sports bike and remaining money, along with the gun used in the robbery, in his possession.

Though an alternative source states the bike was found a few kilometres away - either way the bike was retrieved.

In his infinite wisdom, Van Nam was happy to pose in the ceremonial handover photos at the dealership with his new ‘tainted Ninja’ - and the dealership was no doubt already confused by a 23-year-old turning up out of the blue and not having any issuing putting down 700 million Dong (£22,715~) in cash for a brand new Ninja. 

Police investigating the bank robbery were able to use the CCTV from the bank and social media to track him down, and prove once again that crime doesn’t pay - especially if you’re a numpty.

But, this story only gets weirder… Apparently, this fella is a known social media presence in Vietnam, and is also known to have allegedly crashed the first ZX-10R in the country. This is after people recognised him in his police mugshots posted on social media and connected the dots!

Luckily nobody was hurt in this whole incident, and I'm not quite sure what the punishment for these crimes are in Vietnam - I can't imagine they're light.

Sources: VietnamNet, Moto.it, Tuoitrenews, Newsbeezer

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