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Jobless graduate ends up in prison for robbery

A jobless college graduate was sentenced to 20 months in prison and fined 2,000 yuan (US$312) by the Jing'an District People's Court for robbing a pedestrian of her iPhone, the court said today.

Gu Saihua, 24, came to Shanghai last June to find a job but she couldn't to find a suitable job and soon ran out of money. She then decided to steal iPhones and sell them for money, the court learned.

On December 12, Gu saw a woman walking on the sidewalk and talking to her iPhone. Gu ran up from behind, snatched the phone from her hand and fled immediately. She sold the phone for 1,000 yuan, the court was told.

Gu was arrested three days later and was formerly charged with robbery, the court said.


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