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Trio robbed old man with wallet full of cash

Published on May 3, 2014 9:41 AM
 
Early one morning in March this year, Nguyen Do Tam and two accomplices saw an elderly man taking out his wallet - and noticed that it contained a lot of cash. The Vietnamese nationals then followed 66-year-old Kao Keng Kong and robbed him.-- ST GRAPHIC

Early one morning in March this year, Nguyen Do Tam and two accomplices saw an elderly man taking out his wallet - and noticed that it contained a lot of cash.

The Vietnamese nationals then followed 66-year-old Kao Keng Kong, a coffeeshop stall assistant, to his Geylang workplace. It was dark and Mr Kao was alone.

Nguyen went up to Mr Kao and covered his mouth with his hand long enough for an accomplice to find and make off with the wallet, which contained $1,000. Nguyen and his other accomplice followed suit in fleeing the scene.

Yesterday Nguyen, 32, was sentenced to three years and three months in prison and 12 strokes of the cane, after pleading guilty to robbing Mr Kao on March 6.

 
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