|The bus drivers of the Thăng Long Bus Enterprise receive sentence of imprisonment for robbery. – Photo anninhthudo.vn |
HÀ NỘI (VNS) – The Hà Nội People’s Court yesterday ordered the imprisonment of several bus drivers of the Thăng Long Bus Enterprise for robbery.
Lê Minh Hưng, 40, a resident of Hà Nội’s Thanh Oai District, and Lê Quang Minh, 44, from Hà Nội’s Đống Đa District, were each sentenced to 15 years of imprisonment. Nguyễn Mạnh Thắng, 43, from Hai Bà Trưng District, was sentenced to 13 years of imprisonment. Dương Xuân Ích, 33, a resident of Hoàng Mai District, and Nguyễn Văn Quân, 30, from Hoàng Mai District, received 14-year jail terms.
Hưng, Minh and Thắng had often visited the boarding house of Nguyễn Thanh Chúc, 38, who was also a driver of the bus enterprise, to do gambling.
When Hưng, Minh and Thắng lost a lot a money at gambling, they thought Chúc had tricked them to win VNĐ300 million (US$13,300) from them.
On November 24, 2014, the three men went to Chúc’s boarding house, beat him up and stole several items such as television, computer, air-conditioner and an Air Blade motorbike. They hid the stolen goods at Quân’s house.
On the afternoon of the same day, the three men and Ích returned to Chúc’s house to again demand payment of the ‘debt’. They also required the latter to write an acknowledgement of debt.
Chúc could not bear the beating and so said he accepted their demand.
Hưng, Minh, Thắng, Ích and Quân were seized by Hoàng Mai District Police the next day. – VNS