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Vietnamese man jailed 3 years, 3 months for robbing elderly coffeeshop helper

Published on May 2, 2014 4:13 PM
 
An overstaying Vietnamese man was on Friday, May 2, 2014, given a jail term of three years and three months and 12 strokes of the cane for robbing an elderly coffeeshop helper. -- ST FILE PHOTO: WANG HUI FEN

An overstaying Vietnamese man was on Friday given a jail term of three years and three months and 12 strokes of the cane for robbing an elderly coffeeshop helper.

Early one morning on March 6 this year, Nguyen Do Tam and two accomplices noticed an elderly man taking out his wallet - and saw 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 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.

 
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