Brit arrested after robbing Saigon convenience store

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Brit arrested after robbing Saigon convenience store

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Brit arrested after Saigon convenience store robbery

Saigon police arrested John David Ablett for robbing a convenience store in HCMC's downtown District 1 on Sunday.

https://e.vnexpress.net/news/news/brit- ... 53053.html

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Ablett, 44, visited the store on Nguyen Trai Street at midnight. Discovering Luong My Linh, 25, to be the only staff member on duty, he used a 20 cm knife to force VND3 million ($128) out of the cash register.

When the culprit left the store, Linh called the police, who apprehended him soon after.
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Here he is again.

Guy has serious issues.
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Managed to survive for five years,wounder if he made it home, and has come back or been here all along ?
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Had no idea that he was already well known to the CEO community and is a fellow former ELT teacher. Are they still in business?

It looks like at least his health has improved somewhat. I imagine though he will end up in jail. If he's lucky, he may just get deported.
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sigmoid wrote: Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:08 am
It looks like he at least his health has improved somewhat.
There's always a bright side, lol.
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The other newspaper (https://tuoitrenews.vn/news/society/202 ... 52942.html) mentions a few additional details:
The foreign man arrived in Vietnam in June 2019 and is staying in Ho Chi Minh City illegally with an expired visa.

Armed robbery is punishable by 7 - 15 years behind bars, according to the Penal Code of Vietnam.
Also, there is a photo of the knife:

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His brother was looking for him...
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Anchor Moy wrote: Tue Feb 11, 2020 5:53 pm His brother was looking for him...
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Dude cuts his wrists with some sort of blade, his brother signs up with a name containing the word blade, and his brother just used a blade to rob a store.

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British Man Gets 5 Years for Saigon Armed Robbery

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Briton jailed for robbing Saigon convenience store
By Hai Duyen August 20, 2020 | 09:54 am GMT+7

A Ho Chi Minh City court on Wednesday sentenced a British man to five years in jail for robbing VND2.6 million ($111) from a convenience store earlier this year.

John David Ablett, 44, visited a store on Nguyen Trai Street in the city’s District 1 at midnight on February 9, and saw a lone woman employee, Luong My Linh, 25, on duty. He brandished a knife and stole the money from the cash register.

When he left the store, Linh called the police, who chased after him and apprehended him within 100 meters from the store.

He told the court he had been drunk and gone to the convenience store to buy some beer, but came up with the idea of robbery when he saw there was only one woman employee.

"I was unemployed for several months and had no money."
https://e.vnexpress.net/news/news/brito ... 49380.html
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CEOCambodiaNews wrote: Sat Aug 22, 2020 5:40 pm He brandished a knife and stole the money from the cash register.

He told the court he had been drunk and gone to the convenience store to buy some beer, but came up with the idea of robbery when he saw there was only one woman employee.
But just happened to be carrying a knife? Or did he pick one up off the shop shelf? :facepalm:
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