Vietnamese burglars who stole $500,000 from safe jailed 4 1/2 years
Two Vietnamese men who made off with $500,000 in cash from a safe after breaking into an office at Pasir Panjang Wholesale Centre on Jan 5, were each jailed 4 1/2 years on Thursday (March 10).
Nguyen Van Nhat, 23, and Ngo Quang Phuoc, 35, (below) broke into Loh Ee Seng Trading Company, a fruit wholesaler, at around 12.40am that day.
Nguyen (below) used to work there as a packer between August and November last year.
Both men came to Singapore on Jan 1 for a holiday and went to the Marina Bay Sands casino to gamble the next day.
After losing a significant amount of money, they realised they did not have enough money to buy airline tickets home and decided to commit the crime.
Get the full story in our print edition (March 11).
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