A court in Hanoi on Monday sentenced a Chinese national to seven years' imprisonment for robbing a motorbike taxi driver last year.
Tang Yuan Xun, 26, was arrested in June 2015 when he attempted to rob the female driver at knifepoint in a local highway, the People's Court of Hanoi heard.
According to the indictment, he entered Vietnam on tourist visa in early that month. On Jun. 27, 2015, he took a motorbike taxi driven by Pham Thi Lanh, 24, from Thach That District to My Dinh.
On the way, Tang, who was riding pillion, suddenly held a knife at Lanh's throat and demanded her money.
Lanh fought back, biting his hand, and then lost control and crashed her bike into the gate of a company.
The Chinese man tried to flee the scene but was arrested by the company's guards and some passers-by.
Tang told the court he only intended to take her money and not her bike, because he had spent all her money by then.