A MAN who conspired with his accomplices to break into a club and steal two safes was sentenced to two years in jail yesterday.
Gary Ng Seng Hung, 27, was playing computer games with Yeoh Cheng San, 28, on Jan 6 when Yeoh asked him if he knew how to make money fast.
Ng suggested breaking into and stealing from the Grand Hollywood club at Clarke Quay. He was then supplying Thai artists to the club, which paid him a commission.
Yeoh and another person, Teo Boon Hui, 31, have been charged with housebreaking and theft of two safes containing $79,121 from the club. Their cases are at the pre-trial stage.
Deputy Public Prosecutor Tang Shangjun told the court that on Jan 7, while Ng was at the club to collect his commission, he used his mobile phone camera to film a video of the route planned for the burglary. Ng had another man, Tan Shy Wee, 33, to be the driver. Yeoh contacted Teo to join in.
The burglars broke open the back door knob of the club on Jan 9 at about 8am, carted the safes onto a trolley and covered them with cardboard boxes.
They then used a hammer to break open the smaller safe. For the larger safe, they used a hammer and a crowbar. A few days later, they got rid of the safes in Punggol.
Yesterday, Ng admitted to abetting in the conspiracy to commit housebreaking and theft by day. He successfully asked to defer his two-year sentence until July 23.
He could have been jailed for up to 10 years.
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