Phone snatcher gets prison term

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Nguyen Thi Kim Loan is escorted by a police officer to the HCMC People's Court on Wednesday Nguyen Thi Kim Loan is escorted by a police officer to the HCMC People's Court on Wednesday

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A woman who snatched Italian tourist’s phone in Ho Chi Minh City last year will serve four years in prison.
Nguyen Thi Kim Loan, 21, ripped the phone from the Italian, identified only as Sanna, while she was riding pillion on a motorbike at the intersection of Nguyen Hue and Ton Duc Thang streets on Sep. 26, 2014.
A police pursuit ensued, and Loan was arrested about 1 kilometre away from the robbery scene. Her accomplice managed to escape on foot.
Loan told the People’s Court of Ho Chi Minh City that the rider’s name was Sang, whom she had just had just met.
Loan said Sang had talked her into robbing tourists to to get money to feed their drug addiction.

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