The People’s Court of Hanoi on September 24 sentenced a Chinese man seven years in jail for “robbery”.

Fang Wen Zhong, born in 1972, entered Vietnam in 2004 and worked for a wood company operating in the southern province of Binh Duong.

Since 2009, he has had a relationship with Dao Thi Nga, who resides in Hanoi, and frequently visited her in the city.

On February 11 this year, he visited Nga and informed her about his intention to leave Vietnam.

As Nga was car-sick seeing him off and Fang had no money to buy fruits for her, he broke into a gold store in Hanoi’s Chuong My district and used a gas sprayer to attack the owner and rob a gold chain.

Being detected right after that, Fang Wen Zhong was arrested by local police.-VNA