News: Taxi Driver Robbed Japanese Tourist in HCMC, Vietnam

Nguyen Thanh Hai, 39, was sentenced to two years
 in jail for robbing a Japanese tourist of nearly
VND20 million (US$1000) in March of last year
A taxi driver was sentence for 2 years in prison because of robbing a Japanese tourist after ripping her off, as per trial in Ho Chi Minh City Court last Tuesday. 

According to the report from VnExpress, Nguyen Thanh Hai, 39 years old was convicted to rob Ono Ayumi who travelled by his taxi on 30th March 2012 amounted nearly VND20,000,000 (USD1000).

On that day, Hai drove Ono from Tan Son Nhat International Airport to backpacker area of De Tham street in District 1. According to the news, even the meter showed VND250,000, the taxi driver didn't return the change after she gave him VND500,000. In fact, he asked Ono to pay more than that. 

After paying VND1,500,000 and 1000 yen, he still asking for more money, The Japanese tourist then ask Hai to drive her to drive her to ATM machine to withdraw money. When Ono leave the taxi to go to ATM machine, Hai drove his taxi away with Ono's luggage. 

Total lost was reported around VND20,000,000 (USD1000). Hai turned himself to police station four days after the tourist made a report to local agency.  


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