A Ha Tinh court Thursday sentenced a man to eight years in jail for repeatedly stealing money from several senior leaders of the central province by breaking into their offices.
Nguyen Tien Quan, 34, broke into many government offices 13 times between May 2014 and August 2015 and stole money on four occasions.
Among his victims was Vo Kim Cu, chairman of the People’s Committee and chairman of the Vietnam Cooperative Alliance.
On June 21, 2014, he took a bus from his home in Quang Trach District to Ha Tinh town, waited until 7 p.m. before scaling the fence of the People’s Committee office, and broke into Cu’s room to steal money.
On October 11, 2014, he broke into his office again to steal more money. He managed to get away with VND100 million (US$4,480) in all.
On August 6 last year he was caught red-handed while trying to steal into Cu’s office for a third time.