HCM City police warn Pokemon Go players about robbery risk

Ho Chi Minh City’s police have warned that players of Pokemon Go - a location-based augmented reality game – would highly become victims of robbers once they are focusing on capturing Pokemon in public areas.

On the night of August 8, in the city, a woman had her mobile phone snatched while roaming in Tao Dan park to catch Pokemon.

The robber was then arrested by a guard at the park and handed over to the District 1 Police for investigation.

The Pokemon Go was officially launched in Vietnam on August 6.

The application, developed by Niantic Incorporation of Nintendo USA, was well-received extraordinarily when over 75 million people downloaded the game worldwide.-VNA

Source: Vietnamplus

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