5 youths who copy a robbery scene from VDO game are arrested

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Five youths were arrested by police in Udon Thani province today for allegedly robbing and assaulting two foreign tourists at a park on Wednesday.

Police said the youths, aged from 13-17, knew one another at a video game shop and ganged up together in the same fashion as one of the games they have been playing named “GTA”.

According to the game, the gang plays games at a shop and when they run out of money they will rob their victims at public parks.

Police said the gang robbed two tourists and beat them up as they were strolling in Nong Sin park in Muang district.

After the incident, police said they would tighten up control of games shops to prevent underaged youths from visiting the shops.