According to the district police, while driving a motorbike in the street on November 7 , Cuong discovered a man at an ATM post who was withdrawing cash. The man planned to rob cash at the ATM, so he waited until the man finished withdrawing cash.
The man left the ATM with VND10 million ($429), Cuong soon threw chilli powder into his eyes to rob the money. However, the man shouted for help , struggling with the robber; consequently, the robber was arrested by residents near the ATM.
At the police station, Cuong confessed to rob the man by chilli powder.