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Judicial CP - October 1951

Corpun file 23630

South China Morning Post, Hong Kong, 10 October 1951

Prison and Cane

Snatcher With Police Record Convicted

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Two years' imprisonment and six strokes of the cane was the sentenced passed by Mr W.H. Poon at Central yesterday on Ma Chung-shum, 18, unemployed, who snatched a gold necklace and locket, valued at $70, from the neck of a 13-year-old girl, Chan Sau-fong, in Queen's Road West on Sunday.

Ma was seen by some detectives, who caught him after a short chase. The necklace and locket, which Ma threw away during his flight, were recovered.

Ma had three previous convictions for larceny, aiding and abetting a larceny from the person, and receiving stolen property.

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