Two men were sentenced to jail in southern Vietnam on Friday after being found guilty of robbing a Japanese man of his phone last year.
Dong Van Tay, 28, received one year and nine months, and Nguyen Van Hai Em, 26, one year.
The court in An Giang Province heard that they followed Eiji Maruyama on the afternoon of October 4 from a coffee shop.
When the Japanese man was making a phone call on the street, they approached him and attempted to snatch his phone.
He managed to hold on to the phone and put it back to his pocket. But he could not stop them from taking the phone eventually.
They allegedly sold the phone for VND1.1 million (US$49).
Police arrested them the next day and returned the phone to the Japanese man.