04 Apr '11, 7am

A S.Korean man was sentenced to 55.5 months and plus 3 strokes of the cane for housebreaking and theft

Choi Hee Soo (not pictured here), 36, pleaded guilty on Monday to six counts of housebreaking and theft and three charges under the Immigration Act. -- PHOTO: ST FILE A SOUTH Korean national who came here in 2006 and broke into a shipping company returned last year with a false passport and committed a series of housebreaking and theft. Choi Hee Soo, 36, pleaded guilty on Monday to six counts of housebreaking and theft and three charges under the Immigration Act. The unemployed man was sentenced to a total of 55.5 months and plus three strokes of the cane. A district court heard that he broke into 37 premises and got away with about $97,500 worth of property. He first broke into a shipping company in Chinatown Point and stole cash and a Rolex watch totalling $12,830 in 2006. He then left the country. On Oct 20 last year, he returned via Tuas checkpoint using a false passpo...

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