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Three burglars from China jailed

Published on Apr 21, 2014 2:23 PM

Two Chinese nationals were each jailed for four years on Monday for housebreaking and theft by night, while a third Chinese was given two years for attempted burglary.

Liao Jiali, 30, and Wei Yongjiao, 25, admitted to two counts of housebreaking and theft of $95,750 worth of property from Briton Stephen Li, 44, at Lorong Sarhad off South Buona Vista Road on Oct 27 last year.

They also admitted to breaking into a Tanjong Rhu Road apartment between Oct 22 and 23 and stealing valuables totalling $133,700 from Briton Mark David Nicholls, 44, who was overseas at the time.

The third co-accused, Wei Yuandong, 25, who was jailed two years, admitted to trying to break into a unit at Springwood Height in Pasir Panjang with Liao and Wei Yongjiao last Oct 27.

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