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Taxi robber gets 4 years' jail and 24 strokes of the cane

Published on Aug 27, 2014 2:27 PM
 
An unemployed man was sentenced to four years' jail and 24 strokes of the cane for robbing taxi drivers at knife-point. -- ST GRAPHICS

SINGAPORE - An unemployed man was sentenced to four years' jail and 24 strokes of the cane for robbing taxi drivers at knife-point.

Ng Kian Yong, 42, admitted to robbing Mr Mohamed Yusoff, 64, of $30 along Lorong 24A Geylang, and Mr Pang Tee Ann, 63, of $280 at the carpark in front of Eunos MRT station on March 19.

He had held a chopper at the necks of his victims before demanding money from them.

Two other charges including an attempted robbery were taken into consideration.

 
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