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Harsh punishment for man who robbed prostitutes

Posted by jtsmyth8 on January 10, 2008

A man who robbed two Chinese prostitutes with his accomplice was jailed for five years and ordered to be given 12 strokes of the cane on Thursday.Tan Gee Kang, 36, admitted punching the head and kicking the back of Ms Zhou Gongjiao, 24, during the hold-up at a premises in Geylang on Nov 9 last year.

He robbed her of her handbag and valuables contaiing $1,624 with feelance technician Tay Hock Soon, 36, whose case is pending.

The other charge of robbing and hurting Ms Yang Junxia, 26, of $110 was considered, together with another of causing hurt to a man.

The court heard that the duo picked up the two women who offered them sex at $70 each.

They then booked a room for an hour at the Geylang premises. (story)

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