Waiter gets 6 years, 20 strokes for robbery, molest

SINGAPORE - A waiter who targeted teenage girls to rob and molest as he believed they were "easy" victims was sentenced to six years in jail and 20 strokes of the cane on Tuesday.

Kang Boon Khoon, 33, chose his Choa Chu Kang neighbourhood to commit his offences so that he could flee to his home easily. But his crime spree ended after he was caught loitering in the neighbourhood at 6am on Aug 24 last year with a knife, reported The Straits Times Online.

Kang had pleaded guilty to robbing and molesting a 19-year-old on Aug 11 last year and robbing a 16-year-old on Aug 21.

The charges for loitering with the intention to commit theft while being armed with a knife were taken into consideration by the judge in sentencing.

Assistant Public Prosecutor Raja Mohan said that investigations revealed that Kang would follow his victims into lifts and commit the offences as they were about to step out.

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