Two Hindu men with "street paper" robbed a man in Hung Hom two years ago and once took away the other's rucksack containing 4 million cash.
However, the staff of nearby shops and off-duty police officers saw this and assisted in the chase, and finally succeeded in regaining the rucksack. Two Indians were arrested one after another.
They pleaded guilty to robbery and were sentenced to 6 years and 7 months in the High Court today (30th).
One of the defendants was sentenced to 8 years and 4 months imprisonment for another robbery case. The judge ordered an additional 3 years, which means his total sentence is 11 years and April.
The two defendants, SAHIL Kumar (22 years old) and SANJEEV Kumar (41 years old), are both holders of "shopping paper".
More punishment for holding street paper with similar records
When sentencing, the judge said that the two defendants had robbed the victim of a large amount of cash, and the first defendant had threatened each other with a knife.
However, the judge also considered that the backpack containing the cash was recovered, and the victim had no financial loss.
However, because the two defendants are both holders of "street paper" and have similar records, they need to be given additional sentences. However, they also have the assistance of the prosecution. After considering various factors, the judge sentenced them to 6 years and 7 months in prison. .
The first defendant was in prison for 11 years and 4 months in another case
The first defendant had been sentenced to 8 years and 4 months in prison for another robbery case.
The judge issued a three-year sentence for this case, and the case was executed in installments, and the total sentence was 11 years and 4 months.
The case occurred on May 2, 2019. The victim surnamed Cai went to a money changer in Hung Hom and put 4 million yuan in his rucksack.
When he walked outside Whampoa Garden, he was pushed down. During this period, the first defendant pointed a knife at Cai, and finally the two defendants took Cai's rucksack and escaped.
Nearby shop staff heard about the robbery and helped hunt down
Two staff members from nearby shops heard Cai's call and assisted in the chase and grabbed their backpacks.
At that time, off-duty police officers joined in to assist and eventually subdued the first defendant.
After the defendant was arrested, he claimed that he was not at the scene and was with a friend at the time of the incident.
However, when the police officers investigated, they found that his statement was untrue.
Case number: HCCC151/202
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