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Man gets eight years of corrective training for $31,400 break-in at antique shop

Published on Mar 5, 2014 3:57 PM
 
A man who broke into an antique shop and stole $31,400 worth of property to take revenge on its owner was sentenced to eight years' corrective training on Wednesday, March 5, 2014. -- ST GRAPHICS

A man who broke into an antique shop and stole $31,400 worth of property to take revenge on its owner was sentenced to eight years' corrective training on Wednesday.

Ahmad Hashim, 52, stole an assortment of jewellery, watches and old currency notes and coins.

A week earlier he had visited Permata Bumi in Jurong West Street 41 to try and get a ring made with a stone he had.

When the owner, Mr Salim Buang, 62, quoted him $120 for the job, Ahmad tried to negotiate the price but Mr Salim refused to drop the quote and Ahmad felt he was behaving arrogantly towards him.

 
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