|Koh Yih Siang John at the court (Source: baomoi.com)
According to the verdict, 30 year-old John came to Hanoi on August 16 as visitor. Two days later, he stole a credit card from Alanna Maila Pearce from Canada, who shared the room with him and others in a hotel in Hang Buom ward, Hoan Kiem district. He then used the card to purchase one Iphone 7 and one Iphone 7 Plus worth VND41 million (US$1,808).
On August 19, he moved to another hotel in Hang Trong ward, Hoan Kiem district and nicked US$900, one cheque, one credit card andVND 2 million (US$88.2) from a Brazilian-Korean man staying there. He was arrested on the day.
At the court, John pleaded guilty to the theft.